Physiotherapy

At Symmetry Physiotherapy we offer a comprehensive range of physiotherapy services including



General Physiotherapy

Symmetry Physiotherapy has a large team of physiotherapists with an excellent reputation built on dedication to their clients and to their profession. They can help you with:


The Physiotherapists at Symmetry Physiotherapy will expertly conduct a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose your problem. We will then outline a treatment program that will decrease your pain, improve your function and take you to the level of fitness and wellbeing you desire.

Our physiotherapists use a wide range of treatment approaches to achieve these aims, including:
  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Massage
  • Exercise prescription
  • Electrotherapy - ultrasound, interferential, tens, heat and ice
  • Biomechanical assessments, running assessments
  • Strapping and fitting of braces or gait aids
  • Postural correction e.g. scoliosis
  • Education on lifestyle, fitness and worksite safety

Our Physiotherapists help with these problems in a professional and caring manner and will advise you on how to avoid a recurrence of your problem.

WE AIM TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS!



Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy, which involves the assessment, diagnosis and management of sporting injuries. We have physiotherapists who have postgraduate training in the sports field as well as many physiotherapists who have worked with state, national and local teams.
At Symmetry Physiotherapy, we have years of experience working with individuals to help you return to the sports you love and to optimize your sporting performance and success.

Sports physiotherapy often includes assessment and treatment of sports participants during on-field training and competition as well as in a formal clinical setting. We recognise the integral relationship the physiotherapist has with other medical staff, coaches, team management and players in providing a coordinated and uniform management approach.

As a testament to Symmetry Physiotherapy's reputation in the sports setting, our physiotherapists have recently been or are currently working with many sporting teams including;

  • Dehli Commonwealth Games
  • Williamstown Soccer Club
  • Keilor Football Club
  • Hoppers Crossing Football Club
  • The Australian Qantas Wallabies
  • The Tongan Rugby Union Team
  • Baseball Victoria
  • Lacrosse
  • Werribee football club


Spinal Management

Symmetry Physiotherapy is an affiliate of the Spinal Management Clinic of Victoria (SMC).

The SMC is a network of practitioners, primarily physiotherapists, with advanced training in the management of both acute and chronic spinal injuries. SMC practitioners have a reputation as leaders in their field, primarily because of the success they achieve in facilitating recovery of individuals with complex and difficult spinal conditions who have had limited success elsewhere.

Spinal management practitioners go through a thorough examination process with their patients, enabling them to provide an accurate diagnosis, education and treatment program. In most cases, this will involve a specialised rehabilitation program aimed at using exercise to improve strength and maximum support for injured spinal structures as this is now accepted as the most effective treatment of chronic spinal pain. Not only is there a commitment of SMC practitioners to base their practice on the most recent scientific research available, but many of the group are also actively involved in continued studies on the treatment of spinal pain.

Symmetry Physiotherapy is proud to be a research centre, for a current three year trial on the effectiveness of specific treatment for low back pain (STOPS). This La Trobe University study is hoped, when published, to not only improve the quality of back pain treatment in Australia but have a significant impact worldwide.

Contact one of our SMC physiotherapists today.



Aged care

Symmetry Physiotherapy has physiotherapists experienced in managing issues associated with ageing. We are currently involved in numerous facilities in the Hoppers Crossing and Werribee areas.

Our physiotherapists collaborate with families and nursing staff to assist in maintaining and improving mobility, function, fitness and general strength and conditioning of patients.

Some of the benefits of utilising the Symmetry Physiotherapy aged care service include:
  • Significantly adding to the level of service you can offer to your residents
  • Improving the mobility, independence and quality of life of your residents and reducing the likelihood of needing to move them to a higher care facility
  • Meeting the criteria for accreditation status and government funding
  • Raising the profile of your facility to larger referrers e.g. hospitals
  • Providing manual handling training and education to your staff
  • Providing exercise classes for your residents e.g. Pilates, Hydrotherapy, general exercise


GLA:D Program

GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

What does GLA:D involve?
 
GLA:D is an education and exercise program reflecting the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. After an initial appointment, there will be two education sessions looking at Osteoarthritis and how GLA:D exercises can improve joint stability. Following this, twice weekly group neuromuscular training sessions for six weeks, improving muscle control.
 
Can I participate in GLA:D?
 
 The GLA:D Australia program is for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.
 
For more information.
 GLA:D Australia



 

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