Essential Role of a Physio
One of the many essential roles a Physiotherapist is trained to do is to assess how your body moves and identify areas where it needs correction. Correct movement and alignment distribute the stresses caused by gravity to areas of the body designed to cope with such stresses.
Once we move away from our ideal biomechanical alignment, stresses to our joints and other soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments etc.. start to take its toll. The body will undergo a number of adaptations to protect itself and cope as best it can but eventually it manifests as pain coupled with reduced movement. This usually takes many years (if we exclude sudden impact type injuries) which is why most people will not be able to explain the direct cause of their pain.
Physiotherapists look at the site of pain and use a number of techniques to reduce the level of pain. In addition, they take a step back and assess the cause of the pain which is often related to alignment adaptations that are no longer serving you well.
Techniques commonly used by Physiotherapists include mobilisation, trigger point therapy, soft tissue massage, dry needling, ultrasound incorporated with progressive personalised exercise rehabilitation programs. Advise and education is critical to understand how to prevent the condition returning as well as head towards corrective care by being an active participant in your recovery.
How long you choose to benefit from Physiotherapy care is up to you. You may want simply the pain to end or you may decide to restore normal movement and alignment, as well as core strength, is important for the long game.
How to Find Us
If you are travelling from Moonee Ponds or Essendon, turn onto Wilson Street (near Queen’s Park – swimming pool side) from Pascoe Vale road then left on Melville road, we are only block away.
If you are travelling from Coburg we are a couple of blocks away from Moreland road as you head towards the city. Melville Road has a tram line and runs parallel to Sydney road.
If you are travelling from Carlton, Parkville, Melbourne CBD, Brunswick East or Central Brunswick head down Glenlyon (that changes to Dawson Street) and follow the tram line. We are located on Tram Route 58, between Tram stops 35 & 36.
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