This is a long word meaning muscles, joints and the whole skeleton. It is the Physiotherapist’s domain as we assess, treat and manage all aspects of the musculoskeletal system.
Back and neck strains are the most common injuries that we treat. This could be middle back (thoracic), or low back (lumbar or sacroiliac) and it could involve referral into the leg. Neck problems could spread into the shoulders, or often cause headaches. A thorough assessment, manual treatment and specific exercises is the most effective way to manage spinal problems.
Physiotherapists have long been primary medical providers for injuries in the sports domain.
Acute sports injuries initially need R.I.C.E – that is Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation as appropriate. After initial first aid a thorough assessment is recommended to diagnose the injury and determine what treatment, how much rest and what exercises are needed before returning to activity.
Injuries that are recurrent or slow to recover are often due to muscle imbalances or poor deep core stability. Physiotherapists are experts at analysing these issues and designing specific exercises for you.We currently sponsor and support the Castlemaine Cannons Basketball teams.
DIZZINESS / VERTIGO
Vertigo is a feeling of head spinning, often with nausea or feeling unsteady. The most common cause of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) which is believed to be due to debris collected in the inner ear. It can occur following trauma, ear infection, ear surgery, vestibular neuritis or degenerative changes in the ear.
Effective treatment requires a thorough examination to determine the cause(s) of the symptoms. For BPPV a simple clinical manoeuvre can improve symptoms quickly in most cases. For other causes recovery can be slow.
Some of our Physiotherapists have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. When booking an appointment please mention that you are seeking treatment for dizziness or vertigo.
Pilates is based on the original theories and practices of Joseph Pilates and is an exceptional way to improve strength, flexibility and core stability for those who enjoy precision in exercising.
Clinical Pilates uses Pilates principles and exercises to facilitate recovery from injury based on thorough Physiotherapy assessment. We have Pilates equipment at our clinic. Many of our patients benefit from the inclusion of Clinical Pilates in their recovery program.
Occupational health deals with health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on prevention of hazards.
This could range from advising on the ergonomics of your home office to managing workplace injuries.
Castlemaine Physiotherapy provides onsite Physiotherapy services at Don KR Smallgoods factory focusing on management of acute work injuries as well as prevention of injury.
Hydrotherapy is water based exercise providing a safe, low impact environment to exercise in, using buoyancy, water resistance and exercise equipment. Exercises are tailored to your individual needs.
Castlemaine Physiotherapy now runs Hydrotherapy classes at a local pool.
Some of the more common reasons we recommend hydrotherapy include: after surgery or injury, general strength and fitness, falls prevention, low back pain or other joint or muscle pain.
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