Physiotherapy treatment utilises the most appropriate and up to date techniques including mobilisation, manipulation, soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy, dry needling , and stretching. This is coupled with guided specific rehabilitation to educate, retrain, activate and strengthen the particular areas of your body to help alleviate your symptoms, achieve your identified goals and prevent future injury recurrence. Pure employs experienced physiotherapists and provides a full hour for your initial appointment. This enables thorough assessment of your injury via specific testing of your injury site as well as holistic movement based tests, such as running on a treadmill. An accurate diagnosis is given during the initial appointment with detailed explanation of your symptoms as well as the underlying cause of your problem. A comprehensive, tailored treatment plan is created with a focus on your individual goals. This plan is then discussed with each step required to achieve your goals.
Our Physiotherapists understand the specific requirements of a range of sports. We believe that Sports Physiotherapy needs to be specific, and in line with your individual sporting goals. Our detailed assessment will focus on both the reasons for your injury and symptoms, as well as specific areas for improvement to meet the requirements of your particular sport. Our attention to detail is in analysing your movement patterns then focusing on the components that require re-training, strengthening, and improved flexibility. Video analysis of your movement patterns and full explanation of your weaknesses will help you understand your injury. Detailed education around endurance, power, repetition and other potential contributing aspects of your daily life are integrated throughout our treatment. Rehabilitation exercises are prescribed to help you achieve each step of your recovery and see you return to optimal sporting performance.
Our Clinical pilates courses or one-to-one sessions are unique in that we take a goal specific approach to your sessions. We spend an hour with you at your initial appointment to identify your goals and create your plan in preparation for your six-session course.
All clinical pilates sessions are led by a qualified physiotherapist. We have a maximum of three people per session to ensure you receive the appropriate level of input, guidance, feedback, and education required. We are passionate about improvement and will liaise closely with you to ensure your sessions are assisting you achieve your goals. Our Clinical Pilates sessions utilise reformers, trapeze tables, and a range of floor/mat equipment.
Clinical pilates is a beneficial adjunct to your physiotherapy to further facilitate core stability, soft tissue flexibility, muscle strength or endurance, and promote correct movement patterns based on your individual requirements.
Our physiotherapists are trained in dry needling as a specific treatment modality. Dry needling is another form of soft tissue treatment that is a useful adjunct to your manual therapy.
The positive effects of dry needling may include decreased pain, increased flexibility and mobility. It can also assist in the relief of associated nerve symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness and headaches.
Dry needling is often used as a form of trigger point therapy, and is an effective way of alleviating soft tissue tension in the presence of sensitivity. At Pure Physio dry needling is used in conjunction with a range of other hands on treatment modalities to better facilitate your recovery.
Specific one hour assessments assist our physiotherapists in helping you improve performance and avoid pain or injury. We use your own bike on a wind trainer to provide more information about the specifics of your set up and posture on the bike. In addition we use ipad video analysis from the front, back and side to check your body position and control while peddling.
Specific localised testing of particular joints or muscles off the bike provides further detailed information about possible limitations that are impacting on your cycling, or contributing to injury. We use cycling assessments as part of an existing treatment plan in the case of cycling specific injuries or goals.
Following your assessment a treatment plan can then be devised to help improve posture, strength and efficiency to get you back to your best in the saddle.
Running is a complex and dynamic activity that places significant stress on the body. A specific assessment of your biomechanics whilst running can provide invaluable information about the cause of your symptoms, and provide explanations for your pain.
Our physiotherapists are very experienced in the assessment of running technique, and how your chosen technique impacts on your body. Our detailed video analysis will enable us to provide an overview of your running. From this video your physiotherapist is then able to perform specific isolated tests to further investigate potential areas of weakness, tightness or overload.
Your running video forms a simple visual explanation about specific areas for improvement and will help you understand the impact of your injury in relation to your running. Based on the findings your physiotherapist is then able to devise a specific treatment plan with a focus on mobility, flexibility, strength, technique, endurance and advise on appropriate running programs.
Our running assessments are often utilised as part of an injury rehabilitation plan, however a running assessment is also a valuable tool to help you enhance performance and remain injury free.
Remedial Massage is a form of deep tissue massage which is focused on regaining normal muscle and soft tissue flexibility to assist recovery from or to help prevent injury. This form of massage works by increasing blood flow to the tissues, assisting with scar tissue breakdown, and encouraging lymphatic drainage of swelling and waste products. The effect of this is normalised soft tissue flexibility and thus improved joint mobility. Soft tissue tension affects the normal position of the joints and associated nerve tissue. Therefore it is often involved in movement imbalances, postural dysfunctions and is almost always a contributing factor in musculoskeletal pain. Our specialised remedial massage therapist will work through your particular presentation, associated activity levels, work status or sporting goals to ensure all relevant areas are targeted. Remedial Massage is a beneficial adjunct to your rehabilitation program, for future injury prevention with increased or altered training, or for day to day work place tension.
At Pure Physio we place a great deal of value on correct work station ergonomics. We believe that abnormal posture contributes to injury or pain in a significant proportion of desk based workers. Our physiotherapists are based in the CBD and have significant experience treating work related postural presentations. We know that a correctly set up work station has an important place in facilitating correct posture. We view posture as a means of describing the correct balance of all muscles to ensure your joints are functioning in their optimal position. This can be difficult to sustain for prolonged periods of time as it requires a great deal of muscle endurance, body awareness and a correct work station setup.
A thorough assessment, alterations and recommendations about your work station and your posture will help alleviate pain or symptoms in a number of conditions, and may assist in long term injury prevention. We offer both short assessments with a brief summary of our findings and suggestions through to a detailed assessment with very specific recommendations, images and a full report of required alterations. This can be conducted as an independent assessment, or in many cases is done as an adjunct to your physiotherapy treatment.