We are a highly experienced team of physiotherapists. We are continually striving to keep up with the latest evidence based techniques and treatment, ensuring excellence in your rehabilitation. Promoting and maintaining individual’s good health and vitality make up a major part of what we do. Whether an occasional sports player, an elite athlete, a road builder, an office worker, a house keeper or an elderly person we are here to help you!
What to expect from treatment?
We feel there are three key components to excellent physiotherapy treatment-
Assessment – The 30 minute assessment and treatment sessions will result in you being well informed of your diagnosis, treatment plan and expected prognosis (number of treatment and anticipated recovery time).
Manual Therapy – The “art” of a skilled physiotherapist is our hands-on techniques, which are an integral part of the therapeutic skills we use in treating injuries. Manual therapy includes joint mobilisation, manipulation, soft or deep tissue massage, release of trigger points and stretching. We may also use adjuncts to our treatment such as taping, ultrasound, or acupuncture.
Rehabilitation – Specific exercise rehabilitation combining ‘formal’ exercises with sporting, recreational and occupational progressions. A progression of strengthening exercises and restoring balance and co-ordination enables long term stability to be achieved.) Take advantage of 1:1 rehabilitation with a physiotherapist in our on-site gym facility.
Exercise prescription is critical to maintain and progress mobility, strength, and also control pain. Increasingly, the evidence of research is identifying not only the benefits of exercise but the need for specific type of exercise.
• Specific transverse abdominus strengthening is the key to lumbar stability for lower back pain, sciatica, and post-operative management of discectomies, laminectomies and spinal fusions.
• Strengthening of the deep neck flexors is the key to controlling neck pain, headaches and associated symptoms.
• Eccentric exercises for achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, patella tendonopathy, etc.
• Falls prevention regime for the elderly.
In addition, the rehabilitation exercise regime should always be focused on the postural and ergonomic requirements of the patient, so that you are fit in your job, leisure activities and life in general.
Physiotherapy can help you!
Acupuncture is one of the oldest recorded forms of medicine having been used for over 3,000 years in China. Research has shown that 70% of people gain relief from pain with acupuncture. The effects are cumulative, with a build-up of benefits as treatment progresses.
The most commonly asked question is will it hurt? You should not feel pain with acupuncture. The sensation of the needle piercing the skin is like a scratch, but this should only be a temporary mild discomfort. When acupuncture is working you will feel a diffuse ache thought to indicate the movement of energy at the acupuncture point.
Acupuncture stimulates the brain to produce natural pain relieving chemicals called endorphins. These assist the body to heal itself and offer pain relief.
Massage is a formidable healing tool that has a direct effect on skin, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic system and your emotional wellbeing. There can be an instant positive effect on the body due to the stimulation and relaxation that massage provides.
Benefits of massage –
- Improved blood circulation
- Tension release and relaxation
- Greater range of motion for joints
- Breaking down scar tissue
- Improved sleep
- Stress and tension release
- Increased recovery from sport or injury
- Removes waste from the body
- Increased rate of healing.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Registered dieticians are the food and nutrition experts with the training and credentials to translate the science of nutrition into practical and easy to follow advice. Here are some of the ways in which a registered Dietician can help you:
Improve health and wellbeing – learn to read nutrition labels / discover inexpensive healthy cooking / make smarter choices at work or when eating out.
Support weight goals – tailored approaches to support weight change whilst still maintaining a balanced diet/evidence-based advice for sustainable change.
Nutrition guidance to manage chronic health conditions – learn how to manage your condition and fine-tune your diet to keep meals balanced and enjoyable.
To achieve sports, energy or activity goals – get the right advice to achieve results and support general wellbeing.
Pilates develops the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When these core muscles are strong and efficient (as they are trained to be in Pilates) they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine through movement.
Pilates exercises improve flexibility and strength and are done either on a mat or on specially designed machines that use pulleys, springs and weights.
Mission Bay Physiotherapy is excited to now offer matwork Pilates classes! We will be limiting the class numbers, so be in quick to ensure your place. You will need to wear comfortable exercise clothing during the session and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.
- Matwork (all levels)
- Antenatal and Postnatal
- 1:1 tuition available.