A St. Leonard’s physiotherapist is a mobility expert, with extensive knowledge of how the body works, from the musculoskeletal to neurological systems of the body. The movement specialists are highly trained in anatomy and biomechanics, allowing them to create specialised treatment and management programs tailored to meet the needs and goals of the individual, with a focus on pain relief.
The physiotherapists at St. Leonard’s have a whole body approach to healing and mobility that treats the underlying cause of injuries and dysfunction, rather than just the symptoms. Multiple therapies address gait behaviors and movement, problems associated with chronic conditions and diseases, and injuries sustained at work and play.
Relieving pain from injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunction and chronic conditions are a primary focus for a St. Leonard’s physiotherapist. Patients who are in pain can’t concentrate on treatment and rehabilitation properly and it will delay the healing process. Physiotherapy offers a non-invasive means of treatment that doesn’t rely on prescription pharmaceuticals, though medication may be indicated for pain immediately following an injury or a surgical intervention.
Many people don’t avail themselves of the benefits of physiotherapy under the mistaken belief that the method is only for those who sustain a catastrophic injury. Physiotherapy also addresses an extensive variety of conditions ranging from migraines, overuse injuries and back pain to sciatica, whiplash and cystic fibrosis.
Physiotherapy techniques encompass a variety of methods designed to improve and restore mobility arising from multiple causes. The practice can apply and remove casts and splints and patients have access to a full range of orthopaedic aids, from boots and braces to slings and crutches.
St. Leonard’s provides paediatric services to diagnose and treat motor development problems and sports injuries, along with congenital abnormalities and chronic diseases that include Cerebral palsy. The clinic can help with conditions that include pigeon-toes, bow-legs, knock-knees and discrepancies in leg length.
Therapeutic massage, dry needling and mobilisation are available, along with clinical Pilates and postural programs and gait assessments. A St. Leonard’s physiotherapist treats injuries, chronic diseases and provides rehabilitation, all with a focus on relieving pain, improving mobility and function, and enhancing quality of life.
For more information, call (02) 9438 1782 or visit St. Leonards Physiotherapy online.