Pinnacle Health Group is where you’ll find your expert Physiotherapists at a convenient local in central Melbourne. We have consistently provided exceptional healthcare to our patients suffering any number of acute and chronic conditions or injuries. As part of our commitment to helping you, we’ve put together this article to help you understand Physiotherapy at a deeper level, so you can feel confident about seeking it out as a treatment.
A Brief History of Physiotherapy
The earliest documented origins of Physiotherapy as a professional group dates way back to Per Henrik Ling, the “father of Swedish Gymnastics”, who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics for Massage, Manipulation and Exercise in 1813. Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare recognised its potential, and Physiotherapists were given official registration in 1887. Over the decades that follow, Physiotherapy has surged ahead to become the popular health care profession we all know and love today.
What is Physiotherapy?
Put simply, Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that involves diagnosis and treatment of people who experience difficulty moving or performing normal activities due to a condition or illness. However, what makes it truly unique is that people are often restored back to health through Physiotherapy without the use of drugs or surgery. Internationally, Physiotherapy is sometimes known as ‘Physical Therapy’ and Physiotherapists as ‘Physical Therapists’.
Physiotherapy and How YOU Benefit
Our Physiotherapists in central Melbourne know that the most important person in physiotherapy treatment is YOU. Your physiotherapist, ‘in a nutshell’, is dedicated to:
- Relieving your pain, preventing and managing impairments or disabilities
- Restoring you to your optimal health and mobility
- Improving and maintaining movement independence and physical performance
- Promoting injury prevention and overall health and well-being
- Ultimately, your physiotherapist is about improving your quality of life.
Each treatment plan depends on each individual’s problems and goals however your Physiotherapist may use a combination of the following treatments:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Manual Therapy techniques
- Use of assistive and adaptive devices
- Functional training
- Physical agents such as cold or heat
- Electrotherapeutic modalities like Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulator
- Clinical Pilates
- Dry Needling
- Soft tissue massage
- Strapping or rock taping
Our Physio clinics recognise that another important aspect of your physio treatment is education. We’ll provide you with all the necessary information about your condition, injury prevention and management or exercise programmes you can safely do at home.
Conditions and Injuries Treated with Physiotherapy
We’ve included a more in depth list of conditions and injuries our Melbourne Physiotherapists commonly see. All of our Physiotherapists have undergone extensive training, and are highly experienced in treating the following, plus much more:
- Abdominal strains
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
- Ankle sprains
- Back strain
- Calf strain
- Elbow dislocations, injuries, or tendonitis
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Hamstring strains
- Hip Osteoarthritis, Hip Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Lumbar strain
- Wrist sprains or tendonitis
- Shoulder injuries
- Muscle injuries, strains or contusions (bruises)
- Rotator cuff Tendonitis
Our staff continuously strives to provide the Pinnacle in Health care, which is why we keep up to date with the latest research and techniques, while still employing solid, tried and tested traditional methods.
IF YOU’RE READY TO GET BACK TO OPTIMAL HEALTH AND EXPERIENCE THE PINNACLE IN HEALTH CARE – book with us today!
You’ll find us at two convenient locations in Melbourne, Collins Street and Docklands.