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Services

We can help ease the suffering caused by a range of muscular, joint and tissue injuries.

Our services include:

Assessment and treatment of sports injuries
Returning athletes to their best after injuries sustained as a result of sporting activities. For sports physiotherapy, we thoroughly assess the area to provide a clear diagnosis and treatment plan.

Assessment and treatment of spinal injuries
There are numerous causes of spinal injuries including trauma, muscular tension and irritation of pelvic or facet joint nerve and spinal discs.  Performance Physiotherapy have vast experience with the pain management and treatment of spinal injuries, offering a tailored solution for each patient.

Hands-on manual therapy, including joint / soft tissue mobilisation and manipulative techniques
Hands-on manual therapy is one of the primary treatments offered by physiotherapists to promote healing and relieving of pain. From sports physiotherapy to injury management, Performance Physiotherapy’s manipulative techniques can offer instant and longer term pain treatment.

Post-surgical rehabilitation
Physiotherapy is a critical element of surgical rehabilitation, accelerating recovery and optimising the surgical outcomes.

Motor Vehicle Accident injuries
At Performance Physiotherapy, we can treat a range of motor vehicle accident injuries, focussing on pain management, mobility, motor control and strengthening techniques to accelerate rehabilitation. Using a combination of techniques. Typically, motor vehicle accident injuries take time to recover from, so a comprehensive treatment plan, and early intervention is required for the most successful results.

Workplace injury – WorkCover
Performance Physiotherapy can assess workplace injuries, liaising with WorkCover to provide effective treatment so the patient can return to work sooner.

Advanced dry needling
A form of western acupuncture, dry needling is an effective treatment for muscle tension and pain. For more information on how dry needling can help you or to answer your questions you, contact us today.

Exercise prescription
A collaborative exercise plan designed by our experienced Adelaide physiotherapists, can provide peace of mind that the training you do is right for you.

Postural assessment and correction
Given our spinal injury focus, we can also offer postural assessment for the ongoing treatment and correction of spinal injury, neck pain and back pain. These individual corrections, however minute, will provide lasting results, elevating pressure on weak muscles and joints.

Achieve your sporting goals
Tom and the Adelaide physio team can assist you in achieving your sporting goals. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to enjoy the benefits of our personal monitoring and goal driven training. We assist many individuals who are preparing for major public sporting events such as the Adelaide City to Bay/ Bay to City. We can assist you with your preparation by providing training plan, motivation, post event recovery and preparation for your next sporting goal.

Occupational physiotherapy
These services include pre-employment assessments, workplace and ergonomic assessments and graduated return-to-work plans. Our current clients include Inghams Enterprises and Australian Government Solicitor.

Our relationships with Podiatry First Sports, which shares our building, and other allied health professionals mean we can refer you to specialised podiatry and other treatment if required.

 

Injuries

We offer specialised treatment for all muscular, joint and tissue injuries, including:

Knee pain 

Knee pain is the most common complaint amongst runners. It can also be caused by a range of other activities. Accurate diagnosis can identify the source of pain and the causative mechanisms. Our treatment may include joint/soft-tissue mobilisation, dry needling and a focus on corrective exercises. You can also continue to train using our exclusive anti-gravity AlterG treadmill.

Shoulder Bursitis

This often-painful condition is often the result of over-use or acute injury or damage to the shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissues. It is characterised by a dull pain that becomes sharper with specific movement. If treated quickly and with proper diagnosis, most patients can find pain relief quickly. Left untreated, a Frozen Shoulder may develop, reducing movement substantially.

Lower back pain

Lower back pain is a condition we treat regularly at our Adelaide-based physiotherapy clinic. Our treatment may include massage, core strength and exercise prescription.

Tennis elbow

Despite it’s name, this injury is not limited to sporting activities. Sufferers of tennis elbow feel pain when performing gripping tasks or extending their fingers or wrists, particularly with mouse/keyboard work. Our experienced Adelaide physiotherapy staff can treat tennis elbow with a range of methods, depending on the acuteness of pain and mobility at time of assessment.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a common injury caused by pressure on the sciatica nerve. Pain is often felt from the lower back through to the back of the knee. Tom and the Adelaide physiotherapy team can reduce nerve pressure caused by poorly moving spinal joints as well as easing muscular tension. Tom has received specialised training in exercises and techniques aimed at improving neural mobility and reducing sensitivity.

Hamstring strain

We have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment hamstring injuries, which are often the result of sporting activities. There are three grades of hamstring strains ranging from a mild pull through to a complete muscle tear. We have a long-term view with treatment, as hamstring strains can recur in athletes without proper rehabilitation.

Bursitis

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (sacs) of synovial fluid. There are many locations in the body that this inflammation can occur including knee, elbow, shoulder and hip. Performance Physiotherapy assess the site, pain levels, inflammation to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Headaches

Neck related headaches can often benefit from Physiotherapy by treating the source of the pain. Our experienced staff can treat pain around in the head, in or around the eyes or ears and towards the back of the head, with neck shoulder and back manipulation and manual therapies.

Pinched nerve

A pinched nerve or nerve damage can occur anywhere in the body, and can be extremely painful. Tom and the Adelaide physiotherapy team will assess the pain and provide a diagnosis, treating the source of the nerve compression with soft-tissue / joint mobilisation and exercises and techniques aimed at improving neural mobility and reducing sensitivity.

Calf strain

Often the result of sporting activities or injury, calf strain can be felt through the lower leg and behind the knee. Treatment aimed at improving recovery and rehabilitation is important, as there is a high chance of recurrence with this injury.

Hip pain

As the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, the hip joint is lined with cartilage and connective tissue and muscles, with pain commonly felt in the groin. Identifying and isolating the source of hip pain is the first step in treating the range of hip pain, to re-establish mobility. Our Adelaide physiotherapists will explain your injury and treatment plan after assessment.

Neck pain

Neck pain can result from pinched nerves, stiff joints, tight / stiff muscles, wry neck or poor posture. It can be debilitating for sufferers, affecting concentration and quality of life. Treatment includes manual therapy, mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling, massage, exercise prescription and posture correction.

 

Fees and Payments

Payment on the day of consultation is preferred for all in-room consultations.

We accept all health funds. We have HICAPS (Health Industry Claims and Payment Service) facilities. Please bring your health fund card to your appointment and we can claim for you by swiping your card. You will be required to pay only the gap, which will depend on your health fund and your level of cover. For more information regarding HICAPS click here

The health fund rebate you’ll receive will vary depending on your fund and the level of cover. We suggest you contact your health fund to check your rebate.

 

Appointments

P. 08 8215 0047

E. info@performancephysiotherapy.com.au

Consulting Hours
9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Appointments outside of these times can be arranged when required.