General Physiotherapy

Life Physiotherapy Offers Premium Care Management Strategies for all Physical Health Dysfunction and Pain.

Physiotherapy is a scientific evidence based treatment and management system designed to address pain and resolve injury when the body fails in its role as a mechanical structure. Whether due to trauma, post surgery or mechanical overuse in its multiple forms, physiotherapy is a management approach generally directed to the muscles, joints and nerves of the musculoskeletal corpus with the intended outcome of addressing pathology, correcting movement dysfunction and eliminating pain.

This is achieved primarily through manual techniques, exercise prescription and education with the goal of not only curing mechanical or “neuro-musculoskeletal” pain and dysfunction, but designed to empower the individual to take control of their own well being.  Additional treatment modalities include the use of tapping and strapping, Ice/Cryotherapy or Heat treatment, electrotherapy and acupuncture.

Post Surgical Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy — Every Physiotherapy Management program will include and require some form of therapeutic exercise. Exercise therapy is an immensely broad term and the type of exercise you receive will vary not only depending on the specific dysfunction or injury, but also change and progress through your treatment cycle.

Exercises are prescribed and taught as a means of treatment, bodily mechanical systems correction or re-calibration; also for functional progression and the improvement of posture and movement, as well from a prophylactic stand point.

Consult us for your post surgical physiotherapy.  Essential to maximise your rehabilitation after Orthopaedic surgery following bone fractures or joint dislocation.  Soft tissue surgical procedures like shoulder Rotator Cuff repair, Achilles tendon repair or Ligament reconstruction such as the knee ACL.

General Physiotherapy

We assess and manage all musculoskeletal conditions including

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pre & Post Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Headaches
  • Pregnancy related Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain (Pre and Post Natal)
  • Bone Fractures and Joint Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis – Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Joint Pain and Inflammation
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains & Tears
  • Anterior Knee Pain – ITB syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Rotator Cuff injury
  • Bursitis and Impingement Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tendinopathy – tennis elbow, golfers elbow, achilles pain
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Ergomonic assessment
  • Postural correction and Scoliosis management

Specialist Spinal Pain Clinic

Life Physiotherapy is a centre for expert specialist treatment and rehabilitation for spinal pain and spinal movement dysfunction. Roberto Colombini is first and foremost a spinal specialist. For over 10 years, he has taken on the role of diagnostic problem solver in the most complex and persistent of spinal pain and movement injuries, gaining outcomes which supersede client expectations, both in the short and long term.

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Sports Injury Clinic

Muscular overload, ligament sprains, joint impact and knocks are all routine while training for, or competing at our chosen sports. But what should we do when the adrenaline levels drop, the body cools and we are left with pain, bruising, inflammation and swelling? Injuries that prevents us from enjoying our next Match, Ride, or Competition.

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Temporo Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)

TMD is loss in optimal mechanical function of the jaw, resulting in pain around the temporomandibular joint, jaw bone, face, teeth and often manifests with headaches. The origins generally lay shortening of facial and neck muscles, which in turn begins with poor neck and head posture, teeth grinding or lock jaw clenching (bruxism). Other symptoms of TMD can be clicking or popping in the jaw while eating or yawning. “Close Lock”, the inability to fully open the mouth or conversely a locking phenomenon of the jaw in an open position.

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Acupuncture

The placement of very fine needles into specific points located on the surface of the body in order to yield a physiological response from both the central nervous system and locally at the treatment area. Acupuncture has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine.

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