How We Treat


Knee Massage
Balance exercises
Taping

At Forestville Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, we believe in an active approach to treatment. We offer a variety of physiotherapy treatment techniques and services tailored to suit the needs of each individual client including:

  • Joint Mobilisation

    These techniques involve the physio applying gentle, oscillatory movements at a joint with the aim of increasing the passive range of motion and reducing any pain at that joint. E.g. Maitland, Monaghan, McKenzie and Mulligan mobilisation techniques. 
  • Muscle Energy Technique

    Derived from Osteopathy, these techniques use gentle hold-relax contractions and body positioning to treat a variety of low back, thoracic, neck and rib dysfunctions. 
  • Dry needling

    Uses acupuncture needles to release myofascial trigger points and soft tissue restrictions with the goal of improving flexibility and movement in and around that area. 
  • Soft tissue and massage techniques

    Directed towards all muscles and fascia of the body, using a variety of techniques including deep tissue massage, fluid return, myofascial release, trigger point release. 
  • Exercise prescription

    • Our exercise programmes are individually tailored to the patient’s needs and employ the latest strategies gained from current research developments such as the work of

      Grimaldi

      and

      McConnell

      .
    • A primary goal is to ensure that our patients are exercising safely and efficiently. 
    • Our goal is to provide a home exercise program that is effective, enjoyable and will also promote a quicker recovery from symptoms and prevent recurrence of your injury.
  • Taping

    Can be preventative and/or assist in rehabilitation. We use a variety of taping techniques including the use of
    • Rigid Sports Tape

      eg. to support ligaments and joints (e.g. ankles) and limit excessive movement at a joint or to address

      Patella

      (Kneecap) tracking problems.
    • Kinesio tape

      eg. to improve proprioceptive feedback to the brain.
  • Advice in regards to injury prevention and management
  • Casting and splinting eg. For fractures
  • Supply and fitting of braces, including

    Walker Boots

  • Fitting of heat-mouldable orthotics to correct foot problems
  • Gait re education
  • Chest Physio

    including hands-on techniques, breathing assessment and exercises
  • Posture advice and advice re sporting, work and daily activities
  • Modalities such as heat, ice, interferential and ultrasound