Manual Therapy

MANUAL “HANDS-ON” THERAPY

All therapists utilise a variety of soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation and manipulation. Scott and Lisa are trained in muscle energy techniques for the pelvis.

Exercise prescription

EXERCISE PROGRAMS

Individual exercise programs are prescribed to assist your recovery and prevent re-occurrence and/or injury. Nelson Bay Physiotherapy also offers a functional strength and stability program with Clinical Pilates.

Sports taping

SPORTS AND FASCIAL TAPING

All therapists have trained in conventional sports taping. Scott and Lisa have also trained in Functional Fascial Taping Techniques to assist with pain and rehabilitation.

DANCE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Orthotics

ORTHOTIC PRESCRIPTION

All therapists utilise heat-moulded technology to prescribe individual orthotics for conditions such as heel pain/spurs, knee pain and lower back complaints.

Orthopaedic casting

ORTHOPAEDIC CASTING & SPLINTING

With physiotherapists trained at the Royal North Shore Hospital, patients have a choice of plaster of paris or fiberglass, and an option for waterproofing. We also provide walking boots for lower limb conditions including fractures and stress fractures. 

Dry needling

DRY NEEDLING

Scott utilises dry needling in conjunction with other treatment modalities to assist with pain reduction and increased range of motion.

Sports injury

SPORTS INJURIES – TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

We have experience with cricket, football (touch, union, league, soccer and AFL), netball, golf, dancing, ballet, basketball, hockey, tennis, swimming and athletics to name a few. Scott provides specialised screening and coaching for the prevention of lower back stress fractures in young fast bowlers.

EDUCATION

Understand the reason for your pain and how to address its cause in order to assist treatment and prevent re-occurrence.

PRE AND POSTOPERATIVE ORTHOPAEDIC REHABILITATION

Our therapists provide pre and postoperative treatment for all joint replacements & reconstructions.

CARDIOPULMONARY (CHEST) PHYSIOTHERAPY

All therapists are trained in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with heart and lung disease, for example COPD.

FALLS PREVENTION AND WALKING AIDS

We offer falls prevention sessions and our therapists are trained to accurately prescribe and train the safe use of appropriate walking aids.

VESTIBULAR TREATMENT OF BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) a cause of dizziness/vertigo can be treated with a manipulation technique and the prescription of exercises.