At Symmetry Physiotherapy we offer a comprehensive range of physiotherapy services including:
Pelvic Floor and Continence
Clinical Rehab / Pilates
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Ankle Injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Tennis elbow
- Kneecap injuries
- Shin splints
- Plantar fascitis
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
- 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.
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
- Werribee football club
All of our Physiotherapists are trained in the latest evidence-based treatment of acute and chronic spinal conditions.
Our practitioners go through a thorough examination process with patients, enabling them to provide accurate diagnosis, education and treatment program tailored to their condition. This may include hands-on management in early stages and will usually be supplemented with a specialised rehabilitation program aimed at using exercise to improve strength and maximum support for injured spinal structures.
Symmetry Physiotherapy is proud to have been a research centre, for a series of clinical trials looking at the effectiveness of specific treatment for low back pain. This La Trobe University study has provided results that have led to the publication of a number of research papers in some of the world’s leading medical journals.
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
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an allied health discipline that is closely aligned with medicine. It is an evidence based practise founded around sound medical science and research.
A Physiotherapist is a health care professional who practices physiotherapy specialising in maximising human movement and function, and treating musculoskeletal pain. A physiotherapist may work with someone after injury, accident or surgery, or may work to prevent injury for instance with sporting clubs or in the workplace.
Physiotherapy treatment is usually quite gentle and is very safe, whenever possible incorporating appropriate exercises as part of a well rounded rehabilitation approach. Treatment techniques commonly used by physiotherapists include joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, dry needling and electrotherapy in combination with education and exercise. Treatment and rehabilitation will be specific to a particular injury or condition, tailored for an individual’s needs, and based on available medical research to ensure optimal results are always achieved.