At lifeline Physiotherapy we aim to support, encourage and strengthen you. We will cover every aspect of your needs for you to achieve your goals. At the end of the first session you should have a good understanding of your diagnosis and have a treatment plan for you going forward. Whether it be hands on or exercises, you will walk out feeling like you are on track. We believe that your goals are ours and ensure your GP is informed and aware of your outcomes/progress. Like we said caring is our passion.
- Post-Operative Care
So, you have just had surgery and are unsure what is to be done next. It is definitely the right time for you to call us and seek information. Surgery is just the first step and we will follow through by ensuring you regain normal function. Our physiotherapists are trained in giving you the right treatment for you to achieve full recovery post-surgery. We have very good experience in the following areas but is not limited to this:
- Serious fractures
- Hip or Knee replacement
- Shoulder reconstructions
- Knee arthroscopy-Meniscal
- Ligament Repair
- Rotator cuff repair
- Spinal surgery
- Foot or ankle surgery
- Carpal Tunnel release
Our aim would be to restore function of that joint immediately, increasing its movements consequently having pain relief. We will guide you step by step with exercises, post care management and educate you on what to do or not.
- Dry Needling
Often you will find that massage doesn't cut it and minutes later you are tight or stiff again. Dry needling is a good option to release tight trigger points, increase blood flow into the area promoting healing.Dry needling can be used to increase muscle length and function, ease pain and reduce swelling. It is a very safe and an effective technique which our physiotherapists have trained with advanced knowledge.We can use needles for:
- Neck pain and tightness
- Shoulder bursitis
- Gluteal bursitis
- Muscle spasmsr
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Gym Rehabilitation Programs
Exercises are commonly used to address nerve, joint, muscle or ligament issues and we are experts at this. We have the right knowledge to assist withthe biomechanics of your body and give you appropriate exercises for injury prevention. We will use a combination of Pilates, Gym and hydrotherapy exercises to help reduce your pain, improve your function and prevent re-injury. We will be able to determine whether it is strength, flexibility, agility or endurance that we need to target based on your goals. A gym rehabilitation program is appropriate for almost anybody regardless of age or abilities. Lifeline physiotherapists will give you the best advice for when you are ready to perform exercises and how to exercise carefully. Some commonly missed areas that exercises are used for are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Pilates incorporates low impact exercises for all ages and levels of fitness. It is used to strengthen the core and stabilize the spine. These exercises are gentle and focus on spinal articulation, breathing and stability. There are many benefits of Pilates such as:
- Reducing pain
- Improving movement and joint restrictions
- Improving your flexibility and endurance
You will require an initial Pilates assessment to screen your health history, assess your biomechanics and hence provide you with an appropriate program to start with. Pilates can be used during pregnancy for both ante-natal and post-natal situations. We can perform Pilates incorporating floor work with a fit ball and other Pilates equipment.
- Better overall wellbeing
- Improved posture, balance and control
- Geriatric Care
At Lifeline physiotherapy, we provide specialized treatments for seniors as we understand what a toll it can take on you with joint replacements, or having to deal with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. Aged care physiotherapy delivers a tailored approach for seniors experiencing chronic pain, reduced range or joint movements. The aim for geriatric care it to address your needs whether it be improving your sleep or mobility to reducing your pain and discomfort. We understand ailments you can have as you age and are passionate about helping you with them. We do provide discounts for pensioners, please call us to seek further information.
- Corporate Health/ Workers compensation
Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting for more than a couple of hours a day can affect your posture, mood, lifestyle and health. This would in turn lead to poor performance at work and more sick days being utilized. Recent research shows it can lead to detrimental effects in the long run. We at lifeline Physiotherapy will give you a thorough insight of how to setup your desk i.e.: ergonomic setup. We can recommend either a stand-up desk or other options for your employerto assist you with. Our qualified physiotherapists capitalize on their clinical experience and expertise education and prevention for our corporate clients. Keeping staff healthy, happy, and optimized for the working environment.We will also look after your worker compensation claim and reduce the time spent for you to return to work. Our physiotherapists will communicate with your GP, boss and claims manager to ensure your work is reduced, feeling less anxiety and stress during this time.
- Motor Vehicle Claims
Whiplash Associated Disorders commonly take place following a motor vehicle crash. This occurs due to the sudden forces of acceleration and deceleration being placed on the spine. Affecting structures such as nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons and the joints. Lifeline Physiotherapy understand the repercussions following such an injury and encourages you to come see us to protect further symptoms. We are well aware of the management and treatment required and will go the extra mile to assist you with recovery.Prior to your appointment, it is necessary that you advice your GP about the crash and attain a referral letter for physiotherapy.
- Sports Physiotherapy
Our physiotherapists have extensive knowledge on injuries that can arise while playing sport. Our practice principal has been involved in many sporting clubs such as Ingelwood uniter and Balcatta Soccer Club. Athletes and those who love to be active put extreme demand and stress on their bodies, in particular their muscles and joints and sports physiotherapy can help deal with pain, improve performance and function and prevent future damage and injuries