Our physiotherapy team are university trained professionals who continually update their knowledge and clinical skills to offer evidence-based, leading edge assessment and treatment for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists have expertise in the assessment and treatment of muscle, joint, bone and other soft tissue issues, and will assist you to eliminate pain and optimise healing through a combination of hands on techniques, including joint mobilisation, soft tissue release and massage, and exercise prescription. Other techniques including dry needling and acupuncture are offered.
Physiofit offer assessment and treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, which involves problems of the jaw and the muscles around it, causing pain or movement dysfunction. Physiotherapy management of temporomandibular joint dysfunction may include joint mobilisation, massage, exercises and stretches.
Our physiotherapists are highly skilled in the prescription of exercise and treatment techniques to assist in prevention of chronic disease such as cardiac and respiratory disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. They are also able to assist in the management of chronic conditions, including chronic pain, helping to improve an individual’s quality of life.
Respiratory physiotherapy to assist in recovery from acute lung conditions such as pneumonia, or to manage chronic lung conditions including emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis are offered. A respiratory physiotherapist can help with airway clearance, to reduce breathlessness and to reduce coughing leading to improved quality of life and physical activity.
Our paediatric physiotherapists assist in the management of babies and children with movement difficulties, musculoskeletal conditions and continence issues, both bladder and bowel. Our physiotherapists work closely with both a child and their family to offer treatment choices that will improve a child’s motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, gait difficulties, balance and coordination, as well as improve their bladder and bowel functioning, enabling them to have an improved quality of life.
Physiofit now provides specialist pelvic health services via the Launceston Pelvic Clinic.
Launceston Pelvic Clinic delivers services for both women and men, treating bladder and bowel incontinence and associated issues; and problems with sexual function including pain.
Our physiotherapists also offer:
· ante-natal and post-natal assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal pain; continence issues; and perineal problems post-delivery, as well as offering advice on prevention of spinal and pelvic pain; and safe exercise prescription to return to or continue physical activity while pregnant or after the delivery of a baby
· treatment of mastitis
· treatment post-gynaecological surgery including after hysterectomy and prolapse repair
· assessment and treatment of prolapse, including the fitting of vaginal pessaries
Launceston Pelvic Clinic’s health service is provided by physiotherapists who have post-graduate training or post-graduate qualifications in the treatment of the above conditions.
Our occupational health service aims to prevent and treat workplace injuries. Our services include:
· Pre-employment screening- to assist businesses to find the right people for the job by assessing an individual’s ability to perform the physical demands of a job
· Manual handling training- to assist in injury prevention through increased awareness and management of risk in the workplace environment. Training can be provided both onsite and offsite
· Ergonomic and workplace assessments- onsite assessments of manual handling risk and worksite ergonomics can be arranged to reduce risk of workplace tasks and postures
We offer occupational health services to both industry and healthcare facilities.
Physiofit offer aged care physiotherapy services, in both our clinic and in aged care facilities, which help to improve an individual’s strength, balance, fitness and safe mobility preventing falls and helping to keep you moving; and provide information on gait aids and how to use them correctly and safely.
Physiofit work closely with aged care organisations and carers to provide assessment of a client’s mobility and transfers to offer safe, appropriate, and dignified treatment choices.
An exercise physiologist is a university-trained allied health professional that specialises in the management of chronic conditions and injuries through improvement of strength and fitness. Exercise physiologists have a thorough knowledge of human anatomy and the beneficial effects of exercise on the body.
Exercise physiology can help prevent, improve and manage conditions including:
· Respiratory disease
· Cardiovascular disease
· Parkinson’s disease
Our exercise physiologist is accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), and works closely with our physiotherapy staff.
We offer both 1:1 and group sessions with our exercise physiologist.
Our qualified massage therapists offer a range of massage techniques, including remedial and relaxation massage, to help prevent and treat soft tissue and joint problems caused by muscle, tendon, ligament and connective tissue dysfunction. More specialised massage services are also offered including pregnancy; lymphoedema massage, and baby massage.
Baby massage sessions, run by a certified infant massage instructor, teach parents or caregivers how to massage their baby safely; which massage techniques and oils to use; when baby massage can be commenced; and how to adapt techniques for children with special needs.
Baby massage benefits includes: Classes for you to learn all about how to massage your baby safely; the best techniques to use; what oils to use;, when is the best time and how to adapt the techniques for children with special needs.
Lymphatic drainage treats issues with the Lymphatic System.
The Lymphatic System is a major body organ that defends our bodies in fighting infections; and detoxifies and removes waste, excess fluid, toxin and bacteria. It is basically the bodies waste disposal unit.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of superficial massage that targets the lymphatic system. The pressure and direction of the massage encourages natural circulation of lymph flow.
This form of massage is available to anyone but it can be especially beneficial for people experiencing lymphoedema, fluid retention, oedema during pregnancy and post breast surgery.
Physiofit offers a home visiting assessment and treatment service for a range of conditions. For further information and to see if you qualify for our home visit service please contact us.
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