Address

Sinnamon Park Village,

3/58 Oldfield Road Sinnamon Park Qld 4123

Address

                Sinnamon Park Medical Centre,

     3/58 Oldfield Road Sinnamon Park Qld 4123

Call Us

Like us on

 

Vitalis Physiotherapy

Sinnamon Park

Vitalis Physiotherapy

Experienced, hands-on, evidence-based

 

Vitalis Physiotherapy

Vitalize your health

We Offer A Diverse Range Of Physiotherapy Services

Home Physiotherapy Adelaide

Aged Care Physiotherapy

 

Our vision:

To vitalize your health to live the life you want.

Why choose Vitalis Physiotherapy:

  • Our physiotherapists at Vitalis Physiotherapy in Sinnamon Park will fix your problem.
  • We are committed to diagnosing the cause of your problem/pain and implement the most appropriate treatment plan to your individual needs.
  • We treat and look at the problem in holistic way
  • Our practitioners are experts with extensive, up to date knowledge and practical skills
  • We combine hands-on treatment with personalized exercise program and complex education.
  • We offer extensive up to one hour one on one consultation to get into the origin of your problem.

Our team

 

Marcin Lisewski

Principal

 

Marcin graduated with Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Medical University in Gdansk (Europe) in 2005. He started his career in Australia in 2008 when he graduated with Diploma in Remedial Massage from Australian Institute of Applied Science. In order to work as a physiotherapist in Australia he completed additional        4 years Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle (WA).

During his career Marcin has gained extensive knowledge and expertise that progressed him from position of a junior physiotherapist to a University Clinical Educator and Practice Manager. During his career Marcin has been working  in various clinics that  specializing in musculoskeletal dysfunctions. In 2018 Marcin decided to follow his unique philosophy of treatment and has founded Vitalis Physiotherapy.

Marcin’s methodical and structured approach to his consultation, coupled with his experience in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, ensures that all patients under his care are diagnosed and treated as effectively and as quickly as possible.

Since graduation as a physiotherapist Marcin has undertaken a variety of professional development courses including:

Z
Certificate in Spinal Manual Therapy

 

Z
1st step of Watson Headache Approach

 

Z
1st and 2nd level Lyn Watson shoulder treatment

 

Z
Taping

 

Z
Dry needling

 

Z
Brian Mulligan Concept A and B module

 

Z
Pilates

 

Kinga Lisewski

Office/Practice Manager

 

After tying a knot with Marcin in August 2018 Kinga decided  to bring her expertise in business and administration filed into Vitalis Physiotherapy. Her warm and friendly personality will be evident when you are greeted by her on your arrival. She looks forward to meeting all of our wonderful clients.

Kinga is passionate about active lifestyle and her rescue dog Moka.

 

Appointment

Welcome to Vitalis Physiotherapy and our online booking service.

How to prepare yourself for your consultation?

Arrive 10 -15 minutes before your first consultation. Our friendly admin staff will help you to fill in your personal details and complete history of your problem.
For your comfort and easy access to your problematic area wear appropriate clothing.
Bring list of your current medications.
If you have X rays , CT , MRI , US ,please bring it along.
If you do have a referral from the doctor, please bring it along.
If you are Workcover or MotorVehicle Accident patient bring your medical certificate.

Who do we service?

  •  Private patients with or without private health fund.
    We accept most of the private health funds.
    Claim processed on the spot.
    Ask your admin staff about your private health fund.
  • Workers’ Compensations patients (WorkCover)
    WorkCover is an insurance payment scheme for work related injury.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident patients (CTP)
  •  Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
    For more information please visit; https://www.dva.gov.au/factsheet-hsv19-physiotherapy-services
  • Medicare patients, Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC)
    Patients referred by their GP under Medicare. Bulk Billing available.

Fees and Billings

We have a different prices for different services. Please, speak to our admin team to help guide you towards the best service for your particular needs.

Fees are payable at the time of consultation. We accept cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa.

Please speak to our reception team regarding claims relating to Workers’ Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Veterans’ Affairs.

Referral reward

The greatest complement we can receive from our clients is a referral of family member or friend.
You and your family member or friend will be awarded $20 off for your next treatment.

24 hour Cancellation Policy

Practice system will send you remainder prior to your consultation 2 days an email and 1 day text message
An appointment time is reserved exclusively for you. If you fail to give 24 hours notice, or do not arrive for your appointment, we reserve the right to charge full consultation fee.

Book Now

For ease of your booking we created online booking system where you can book appointment on the spot.

Clicking on “Book Now” will take you to our online booking system. You must complete all information requested within the fields marked.

1. Please use your full First Name and Last Name
2. Confirmation that your booking was successful will be sent via email.
3. You will receive a unique Booking Identification Number, which will simplify your future Online Bookings, please retain this information.
4. Please contact us on phone number or via email if you have any queries.

 

Services

 

Spinal Manual Therapy

Spinal manual therapy is known as a hands-on treatment. It is technique that treats well acute lower back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions via the application of graded mobilisation or manipulation to the spinal joints. The aim of the treatment of dysfunctional areas in the spine is to restore the spine’s structural integrity, reduce pain and initiate the body’s natural healing processes.

It is safe treatment if applied by a highly trained physiotherapist.

Soft Tissue Mobilisation

Soft -tissue mobilisation

 

Soft-tissue mobilisation therapy in everyday life is called a massage. It’s a type of manual therapy used to treat various types of soft tissue injuries.

 

If performed by highly qualified professional it can help to improve healing of soft tissue injury by:

 

  • relax tense muscles
  • relax nervous system
  • reduce scar tissue
  • stretch fascia
  • improving blood flow to the area

 

Soft tissue injury is broad term; hence, it covers any type of injury to your soft tissues such as; muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, skin. During soft tissue mobilisation therapy, our physiotherapists may use a variety of techniques. For example, they may apply gentle or firm pressure and stretch the affected tissue in order to improve blood flow to injured area and accelerate healing process.

 

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping is application of thin, stretchy, cotton-based tape onto skin. This tape is designed to promote the body’s natural healing process while dynamically assists muscles and joints. Due to its composition kinesio tape does not  restricting range of motion. Furthermore, it is used to treat a variety of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and neurological problems. This type of taping is used every day by professional athletes to enhance their performance and help overcome injury.

Our physiotherapists use kinesio taping ever day with instant pain-free or performance improving results.

SportS Taping

Sports taping is called strapping or athletic taping. It is application of a rigid tape directly onto the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles or to off load injured area. Sport taping is commonly used to prevent shoulder and ankle injury and treat ankle, knee pain, plantar fascia as well as acute, sever lower back injury.

Our physiotherapists use sport taping every day with great results.

Dry Needling

Dry needling also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling. Is a highly skilled western style needling technique. This form of treatment has been adapted from acupuncture therefore it uses exactly same needles as for acupuncture. As a result of dry needling reduction in pain and improved function is an outcome in the treatment. Great results can be achieved using dry needling for treatment of;chronic neck pain, radicular arm pain, acute and chronic lower back pain and in particular for sub-acute and chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). To optimise healing process dry needling  to be used as a part of multimodal treatment which includes specific exercises and mobilisations of joints and soft tissue.

Our physiotherapists are trained in use of dry needling  to optimise patients results.

Vitalise your back Program

Do you suffer from the following:

  • Returning episodes of back pain
  • Lived with back for more than 4 weeks
  • Back pain is compromising your everyday activities
  • Only been able to gain short term relief from hands on treatment.ma

If you answer Yes to one or more of the above then Vitalise Your Back is  the right program for YOU.

Vitalise Your Back program is specific and highly individualised program created for people that suffer from chronic lower back pain or want to improve their back health.

 

ELECTROTHERAPY

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

A TENS machine is sometimes suggested to people in pain. It is a treatment that uses low voltage electrical currents. A TENS machine passes electricity across the skin to stimulate your nerves and relieve your pain.

Unfortunately,  TENS machine cannot be use by everyone.

Please, contact our physiotherapist if TENS machine is suitable for you.

Joining Gym Program
  • Do you want to start gym or bootcamp?
  • Not sure where to start with you exercises?
  • You still have not recovered from your last injury?
  • Do you want to exercise safely?

If you answered Yes to any of the above you need to contact our Vitalis Physiotherapy Clinic at Sinnamon Park.

 

 

Pain Management for Aged Care Facilities

Vitalis Physiotherapy is a high quality experience provider of Pain Management Program for Aged Care Facilities.  In addition, we have over 5 years experience with providing physiotherapy service to nursing homes in WA and QLD.

Mobility Aids Prescriptions

Our physiotherapists can assist you with  mobility and transfer aids prescription. Furthermore, we can help you with The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) application.

For more information on MASS go to:

 

 

Falls Prevention Program

Falls are a common problem in aged population and are often the reason people are admitted to hospital or to a nursing home. However, fall can be prevented and injury from a fall can be minimised and you can maintain your independence.

The falls prevention program at Vitalis Physiotherapy provides complex assessment and intervention that aims to reduce the incidence and severity of falls among older population. Do not treat your fall as an act of clumsiness or not being careful. It could be a sign of a serious medical condition. If you have fallen once in last six months you are likely to fall again.  

What can Vitalis Physiotherapy do for you:

  • Assess your risk of falling
  • Refer you to other medical professionals if required
  • Prescription of walking aids and footwear
  • Assessment of home environment for falls hazard
  • Exercise program focused on strength and balance
  • Increase your self confidence and safety
Biomechanical Assessment

A biomechanical assessment is a critical analysis of your body and all of its moving parts. During a standard biomechanical assessment, our physiotherapist will watch you to move, sit, stand, reach, twist or do whatever movement you require to do to accomplish your problematic task. This assessment will indicate which your body parts are moving too much and which are  not moving enough,  which body structures are too tight and which  structures of your body are too loose, and what is strong and what is weak. All this information will help to develop comprehensive action plan to help to perform your task without a problem and minimize possibility of an injury during this task.

Home Visits

Vitalis Physiotherapy is dedicated to providing 100% personalized physiotherapy services in the comfort of your home. The treatment is specially designed for the elderly who are less mobile and are being cared for at home.We service area up to 7 km radius from our clinic at Sinnamon Park Village Shop.

HYDROTHERAPY

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Shockwave therapy

Radial pressure wave therapy is indicated for anyone with a chronic injury of tendon or muscle. Our physiotherapist who is specialising in shockwave therapy will assess if you are eligible for that method of treatment.

Conditions we Treat

 

Osteoarthritis

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Headaches

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain (cervical pain) is a broad term used to describe any neck problems. Neck pain commonly is associated with headaches. The most common cause of neck pain is dysfunction of one or more joints in cervical spine and insufficiency in neck muscles. As a result, it may cause protective muscles spasm around neck and shoulders. It is very common to feel stiffness and ache in the neck, often combined with limited range of movement. In more chronic presentations sensation of burning and dull ache progressing to sharp pain may be present in upper body area. In more severe presentations  neck problems  can cause pain, tingling, numbness, pins and needles going down the arm up to your fingers.

There are different types of neck pain:

General neck pain is caused by facet joint stiffness and muscles tightness.

Wry neck is similar  to general neck pain. Where one or more facet joints in your neck get locked up in one position limiting movement. In most cases you will wake up with it. The pain is sever and head could feel excessively heavy.

Postural neck pain is also known as; an office neck or text neck.

This type of neck pain is caused by prolonged poor postures with holding your head in a forward and downward position (poking chin)rounded back and shoulders. In turn this posture increases the stress on the muscles and joints and causes excessive amounts of tension resulting in acute and chronic neck pain. Chronic headaches have also been linked to this condition.

Cervical Radiculopathy results from irritation of the nerve root as it exits the spinal column. This irritation can be due to physical compression of the nerve from a bulging disc or bony growth (osteophyte) or inflammation and swelling of nerve or nerve root. The Most common sensations are; shooting pain, pins & needles, tingling, numbness or loss of power in the arm.

Each of the neck problem is treated differently. In order to determine which neck problem predominates in your case  contact  Vilatis Physiotherapy to book your consolation.

 

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your back problem:

  • Accurate diagnosis and education on your type of neck pain.
  • Soft tissue mobilisation(massage) to reduce spasm in spinal muscles
  • Joint mobilisation to restore balance in affected area.
  • Manual traction for compressed neck roots
  • Nerve mobilisation for inflamed nerve
  • Complex exercise program to improve posture
  • Vitalise Your Neck program to further improve your back strength and control and decrease possibilities of reinjuring
  • Work place ergonomic assessment.

 Product that will assist with your recovery:

 

  • Spikey ball
  • Foam roller
  • Lumbar support/roll
  • Overdoor traction device
  • Adjustable contour pillow
  • Laser neck muscles re-trainer
Back Pain

Lower Back Pain is a broad term used to describe any lower back pain that is aggravated by movements e.g. lifting, bending, sitting, and standing. Pain can be localised to the middle of your back or is also commonly felt in the buttock or thigh. Occasionally pain can shoot down the leg. Beside this electric type of pain, you can experience sensation of tingling, numbness or pins&needles This pain is commonly referred as sciatica or radicular pain. As the spine is a complex structure a comprehensive assessment by one of our highly train physiotherapists is essential in getting the accurate diagnosis and clear treatment plan.

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your back problem;

  •  Complex education on back problem.
  • Dry needling to promote healing process in affected area.
  • Taping to off-load affected area.
  • Soft tissue mobilisation(massage) to reduced tension in spinal muscles.
  • Mobilise affected joints in your spine to restore optimal movement in your spine.
  • Progressive home exercise program to improve strength and control in your affected area.
  • Ergonomic advice on your workstation to unload injured area.
  • Vitalise Your Back program to further improve your back strength and control and decrease possibilities of reinjuring.

 Product that will assist with your recovery:

  •  Spikey ball
  • Back brace in acute stage
  • Foam roller
  • Lumbar support/roll
Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a common occurrence and can be attributed up to 65% of all shoulder pain. It is also known as impingement syndrome or swimmer’s shoulder.

 Sufferers will typically notice a pinch when lifting the arm up or performing exercises involving movement near shoulder height or above it such as; shoulder press, lateral rises, swimming.

If you suffer from shoulder impingement it means that your shoulder biomechanics (normal movement) is compromised. Therefore, during action of lifting your arm up the tendons of your rotator cuff muscles that stabilise your shoulder get trapped as they pass through the shoulder joint in a narrow bony space called the sub-acromial space. Repeated pinching and irritation of these tendons and the bursa (the padding under the shoulder bone) can lead to rotator cuff injury and pain.

 

Common symptoms for rotator cuff impingement:

  • Pain when lifting your arm up
  • Pain that may radiate from the top of your shoulder to the lateral elbow.
  • Pain when lying on the sore shoulder.
  • Pain or weakness when attempting to reach or lift.
  • Pain when putting hand to a back pocket or scratching back of your head
  • Pain reaching for the seat-belt, or out of the car window for a parking ticket
  • Shoulder pain at rest as your condition deteriorates.

How Vitalis physiotherapy can help you:

  • Perform a complex examination to determine which of the many potential causes are relevant to your case.
  • Provide you with kinesio taping to instantly alter your shoulder pain and promote healing.
  • Perform dry needling and soft tissue mobilisation to normalise muscles tension around your shoulder.
  • Provide you with a customised rehabilitation plan to restore biomechanics at your shoulder.
Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is known as lateral epicondylitis, is an injury to structures involved in straightening the wrist and fingers. The injury is localised to the site where the forearm muscles attach to bone (lateral elbow).  You don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer from tennis elbow. It occurs from the repetitive movements and gripping actions where more force is applied to the area than the normal healthy tissue can handle. Tennis elbow can therefore stem from daily activities such as using scissors, cutting meat, carrying grocery bags, gardening, plumbing, bricklaying, taping.  In same cases pain at your lateral elbow can be caused by problems in your neck.

Acute flare up of tennis elbow may have some inflammation or swelling, the pure chronic tennis elbow is associated with changes in the nerves and blood supply to the area as well as faults in muscles recruitment.

Unfortunately, rest as a treatment is rarely helpful. If left untreated tennis elbow can last from 6 months to 2 years affecting your sport, daily activities and work. 

Unfortunately, tennis elbow has tendency to recurring, hence finding out what caused the injury and addressing these issues will help to prevent next episode of tennis elbow.

 

 

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your back problem;

 

  • Assess whole upper limb biomechanics and your neck involvement
  • Advise on use of equipment (tennis racket, tools)
  • Manual therapy to mobilise joints in the elbow
  • Kinesio taping to unload muscles and speed up recovery
  • Soft tissue mobilisation to release spasm in muscles restricting knee range of movement
  • Dry needling for effective pain relief and releasing trigger points in the muscles.
  • Specific exercise prescriptions to restore muscles strength and recruitment pattern.
Patellofemoral Pain syndrom

Runner’s knee, more scientifically called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition which affects the cartilage on the underside of the knee cap (patella) and the structures which support it, as it moves up
and down over the groove on the femur (thigh bone) when you bend and straighten your knee. The injury happens to both top runners and amateurs alike, with some statistics showing it accounts for nearly 50% of all running injuries. Injury occurs when there is ‘mal-tracking’ of the patella in the femoral groove and a chronic stimulation of the pain nerves in the surrounding area. The ‘mal-tracking’ may be due to a number of factors such as alignment of your leg, and abnormal muscle forces. Poor strength and flexibility in the hips, hamstrings and quadriceps have all been shown to contribute to this problem. However, training errors are the primary culprit. This can include an accelerated build-up of mileage, as well as excessive high-intensity running or hill work. Worn out
or inappropriate footwear is also cited as a possible cause.

Typical symptoms for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome:

  • Gradual onset rather than sudden
  • Pain gradually becomes worse at late stage even at sitting
  • Pain during flexed knee activities such as squats, stairs, lounges
  • Tenderness around or behind your knee cap
  • Pain that is aggravated by downhill running
  • Dull pain when running on uneven terrain
  • Pain when you push on the patella bone.

 What Vitalis Physiotherapy can do to help you treat your PFPS

  • Comprehensive assessment to determine what is underlying your patella malt-racking
  • Taping to restore normal tracking of your patella and promote healing
  • Customised exercise program to strengthen weak body parts responsible for mal-tracking of your patella
  • Soft tissue mobilisation to improve muscles function around your knee.
  • Manual therapy to restore joint biomechanics
  • Prescription of foot orthotics.

 

Medial Collateral ligament(MCL) injury

 MCL is the knee ligament on the medial (inner) side of your knee connecting the medial femoral condyle and the medial tibial condyle. It is one of four major knee ligaments that help to stabilise the knee joint. MCL injury usually occurs during excessive forces acting from lateral(outside) to medial with the knee being in flexed position. This can occur during running, squatting, lounging or as a result of direct impact in contact sports.

MCL injury is classified based on its severity;

  • Grade 1 local tenderness, no swelling, ligament integrity is intact
  • Grade 2 marked local tenderness, can be localized swelling. Ligament integrity is compromised with partial tear leading to laxity at the knee.
  • Grade 3 complete tear of the ligament. Knee feels unstable, wobbly keen. In some cases, pain may be mild not proportional to the injury. Swelling is common. Usually is associated with ACL injury

 

Treatment of MCL injuries involved conservative management depends on severity of the injury:

  • Grade 1 and mild Grade 2 up to 6 weeks
  • More sever Grade 2 and Grade 3 up to 12 weeks

In some cases, surgical intervention may be required.

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your MCL injury

 

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your MCL problem;

  • Complex education on healing process.
  • Dry needling to promote healing at your knee.
  • Taping to off-load affected area.
  • Soft tissue mobilisation to release spasm in muscles restricting knee range of movement.
  • Mobilise knee joint to restore optimal movement.
  • Specific, progressive home exercise program to improve strength and stability at your knee and speed up return to sport.
  • Hinge brace prescription.
  • Orthotics prescription.

Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) injury

ACL is one of four knee ligaments that are critical to the stability of your knee joint. ACL is a ligament in the middle of your knee that prevents buckling of the knee. The most of ACL injuries/tears occur during non-contact situations during pivoting, landing from a jump or sudden deceleration.Often a popping sound occurs at the time of the injury.   ACL injuries commonly occur alongside other injuries due to the location of the ligament and mechanism of injury, particularly MCL tear and/or medial meniscal tears.

There are three grades of ACL injury. Complete tear (grade 3) often requiring surgical intervention. However not allACL tears require ACL reconstruction. There are several important factors to consider before deciding to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery.Rehabilitation after a full ACL tear usually takes 6-12 months.

 

 

How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with your ACL problem;

  • Advise if you need surgery
  • Complex education on healing process.
  • Taping for oedema management
  • Soft tissue mobilisation to release spasm in muscles restricting knee range of movement
  • Specific, progressive home exercise program to improve strength and stability at your knee and speed up return to sport.
  • Treatment pre and post-operative.
  • Orthotic prescription to align your foot and lower limb
  • Knee supporting brace prescription

 

     

     

    Sprained ankle

    An ankle sprain is a stretch or tear in one or more of the ligaments of the ankle. Ankle ligaments are slightly elastic bands of tissue that keep the ankle bones in place. Because the ankle is responsible for both weight-bearing and mobility, it is particularly susceptible to injury. The relatively small joint has to withstand large forces exerted when walking, running and jumping, especially if the surface is uneven.

    Most ankle sprains happen when the ankle twists or rolls suddenly, usually a rapid and uncontrolled movement. The most common injuries happen when the foot rolls onto the outside of the ankle, straining the outside ligaments of the ankle joint. Symptoms of a sprained ankle include; pain, tenderness and swelling, bruising, trouble moving the ankle, and an inability to put your full weight on the ankle.

    Tissue injury usually involves damage to small blood vessels that results in bleeding at the site of injury. This bleeding leads to inflammation, part of the natural healing process. However, the body tends to overreact
    to sudden traumatic injury and as a result excess inflammatory fluid accumulates which can result in ‘scar’ tissue production. Bild up of scar tissue may prevent normal function with reduced flexibility and increased instability at the ankle.

    HOW long does it take to heal?

    Most people recover completely from mild sprains within two to six weeks. More severe sprains can take up to six months before you can return to full activity, or sport. Once a significant sprain occurs, without good rehabilitation the joint may never be as strong as it was before the injury. It is not surprising therefore that many people have a history of repeated ankle sprains. With the correct rehabilitation however, you can help your ankle become even stronger than it was before the injury.

    How Vitalis Physiotherapy can help you with sprained ankle:

    • Guide you through initial acute stage
    • Taping to unload injured area.
    • Ankle joint mobilisation to restore full movement.
    • Exercise to restore proprioception at the ankle.
    • Brace prescription to support strained ligaments.
    • Orthotics prescription to maintain a health ankle. 
    Sciatica

    Sciatica is a term describing an injury that is irritating or impinging the sciatic nerve. Pain is originating from your lower back/buttocks and going down at the back of the leg. In some cases, pain go as far as your toes. In more severe cases pain can be accompanied by pins and needles, tingling and numbness. The pain in your leg is often more severe than pain felt in the back.

    Sciatica common symptoms:

    • Pain in the back of the leg that is worse when bending or sitting.
    • Burning or tingling in the leg or foot.
    • Numbness, pins and needles down your leg or foot.
    • A shooting pain down the leg that makes it difficult to stand up.

    What Vitalis Physiotherapy can do for your sciatica:

    • Comprehensive assessment to determine the origin of the irritation for your sciatic nerve.
    • Manual therapy to improve joint biomechanics(movement) in your lower back.
    • Soft tissue mobilization and dry needling to realise spasm in your back or gluteal muscles.
    • Specific nerve mobilization manoeuvre to reduce inflammation of the sciatic nerve
    • Personalised home exercise program to speed up recovery.
    Achilles Tendinopathy

    Achilles tendon is extension of the calf muscles gastrocnemius and soleus, where it attaches to the back of the heel and is responsible for plantarflexion (pointing your toes down). Achilles tendon is energy-absorbing and energy-releasing structure that is working throughout each stride. It absorbs the load as your foot impacts the ground (loads are often 3 times your body weight) and convert the energy to propel yourself during the push-off phase of a step (where forces are as high as 7 times your body weight). The Achilles tendon and calf muscle are therefore an essential unit, critical for efficient sporting and everyday activities. The Achilles tendon is prone to overuse purely by the nature of its function. Achilles tendon, and over the course of many months of hard training, this overuse injury can develop. A weak posterior chain (the muscles that work together along the back of your body including the back extensors, gluteus muscles, hamstrings, calves) can also be a cause of Achilles tendinopathy.  This can be a challenging area to treat due to the tendon’s poor perfusion (blood flow), which may need longer recovery periods, so it’s best to tackle this injury at the earliest point possible.

     

    Common symptoms for Achilles tendinopathy:

    • Pain close to the heel, which is often sharp, poking and incapacitating.
    • Pain along the Achilles tendon, at the back of the lower leg.
    • Occasionally there can be mild swelling at the base of the tendon (near the heel) and redness.
    • If you pinch the Achilles and it’s very sore, then the source of the problem is likely to be the tendon.
    • Pain during and after running
    • In chronic cases there can be thickening or a thickened ‘lump’ along the tendon, especially when compared to the uninjured leg.

    How Vitalis physiotherapy can help you:

    • Perform a complex examination and individualise your treatment plan.
    • Provide you with information how to exactly mange your injury.
    • Provide you with kinesio and sport taping to unload injured Achilles tendon and promote healing.
    • Perform dry needling and soft tissue mobilisation to normalise muscles tension in your posterior chain.
    • Perform joint mobilization to improve joint movement at your ankle, knee and hip.
    • Provide you with customised rehabilitation plan to restore strength and endurance in your posterior body chain.
    • Advise on shoes or orthotics.
    Carpal Tunnel

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm. Symptoms can occur at night or when you try to use your hands or grip objects.CTS results from one of the major nerves to the hand- the median nerve-being squeezed, irritated, inflamed or compressed as it travels through your wrist. In most patients, carpal tunnel gets worse over time. Therefore, early diagnoses and treatment is highly recommended. It is commonly associated with overuse but can also occur secondary to another health conditions. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more prevalent in females, people with diabetes, thyroid diseases and during pregnancy.

    What Vitalis Physiotherapy can do to treat your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;

    • Comprehensive assessment of your biomechanics and ergonomics is needed to prevent reduce nerve irritation and prevent further damage.
    • Specific exercises to promote nerve healing and improve muscles control in your upper limb
    • Activity modification: We will advise you on how to modify aggravating activities to reduce your symptoms. 
    • Manual therapy to restore normal movement at the joints in your wrist
    • Soft tissue mobilisation to reduce compressive forces on your joints in your wrist.
    • Wrist splint fitting

     

    Whiplash

    Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain which results from sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neckthis causes the natural curves of the upper back and neck to be reversed and causes a colossal ‘compression force’ on the neck structures. Medical term for whiplash is Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). The most common reasons for whiplash are motor-vehicle accidents (rear end collision) physical assaults, sporting activities and slips or falls where the head is jarred or jolted.

     

    Whiplash symptoms:

    • Neck, upper back or shoulder pain
    • Upper limb pain or weakness
    • Headache, heavy head
    • Nausea
    • Pins and needles, numbness in the face, upper limb and upper back area
    • Jaw pain

     

    The Quebec Task Force Classification of Whiplash Associated Disorders:

     

    Grade

    Symptoms

    0

    No neck complaints, no physical abnormalities.

    1

    Neck complaints, neck stiffness and sensitivity, no physical                                          abnormalities.

    2

    Neck complaint AND musculoskeletal sign(s).
    Musculoskeletal signs include decreased range of movement and point tenderness.

    3

    Neck complaints and neurological deficits.

    Neurological signs include decreased or absent reflexes, weakness and sensory deficits

    4

    Neck complaints and a fracture or dislocation.

     

    Treatment of the whiplash can be divided into 3 parts:

    Phase 1

    • From 0-4 days after initial injury:
    • Unload painful area
    • Promote early healing
    • Maintain baseline physical activity

    Phase 2

    • From 4 days to around 6weeks:
    • Hand on treatment soft tissue mobilization and manual therapy
    • Gentle strengthening exercises

     Phase 3

    • From 6 weeks to 12 weeks
    • Intensive strengthening program
    • Integration of the neck movement into whole body movement
    • Return to normal level of activity

        How Vitalis physiotherapy can help you:

    • Perform a complex examination and individualise your treatment plan.
    • Provide you with information how to exactly mange your injury in each stage of the treatment.
    • Provide you with taping or collar to unload injured areas and promote healing
    • Perform dry needling and soft tissue mobilisation to normalise muscles tension around your neck and shoulders.
    • Perform joint mobilization to restore full range of movement at affected spinal levels.
    • Provide you with customised rehabilitation plan to restore biomechanics at your neck and whole body.
    Plantar Fascities

    It is a common inflammatory condition in individuals with poor foot biomechanics that stress the thick band of connective tissue in a sole of foot called plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is most often associated with impact and running sports as well as obesity, pregnancy, being on feet for long, tight calves and hamstrings muscles, wearing shoes with poor support. Plantar fasciitis is one of those injuries that seems to appear for no apparent reason starting with pain around your heel or arch of the foot in the morning or after longer period of rest. In more advance stages of plantar fasciitis pain will be present before during and after physical activities. Recovery time depends on sever inflammation and can take up to 3 months. The treatment of plantar fasciitis does vary from person to person so please seek the advice of your physiotherapist or podiatrist.

    How Vitalis physiotherapy can help you to treat Plantar Fasciitis

    • Soft tissue mobilisation of the plantar fascia, calf muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles
    • Dry needling to improve healing of your plantar fascia
    • Specific exercises: progressive strengthening exercise program for your lower limb muscles
    • Taping to provide support for the foot and plantar fascia. 
    • Orthotic prescription to support arch, absorb shock and correct gait pattern.
    Rehabilitation pre and post surgery

    Correct rehabilitation is an important in achieving the optimum outcome from your procedure. This process can be divided into two phases; Pre and Post surgery.

    • Pre-surgical physiotherapy aims to develop an exercise program that can be performed 4-6 weeks prior to surgery. These programs will help you to maximise your range of movement and improve your muscles strength while you are waiting for your surgery and ensures a quicker recovery, often with less pain.
    • Post-surgical physiotherapy. Goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is to help you return to optimal physical function.Patients who participate in post-surgical rehabilitation process typically have better results and recovery experiences than those who don’t.

    Vitalis Physiotherapy can assist you with pre/post rehabilitation;

    • Shoulder surgery such as; Rotator cuff repairs.
    • Total joint replacements such as; knee, hip, shoulder.
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
    • Neck and back surgery such as; laminectomy, fusions, decompression
    • Arthroscopic knee surgeries such as; lateral release, meniscectomies, meniscal repairs.
    • Achilles tendon repairs.

    Contact Details

     

    Vitalis Physiotherapy

    Sinnamon Park

    Address

    Sinnamon Park Village
    3/58 Oldfield Road, Sinnamon Park Qld 4123

    Give Us a Call

    Rehabilitation pre and post surgery

    Correct rehabilitation is an important in achieving the optimum outcome from your procedure.This process can be divided into two phases; Pre and Post surgery.

     

    • Pre-surgical physiotherapy aims to develop an exercise program that can be performed 4-6 weeks prior to surgery. These programs will help you to maximise your range of movement and improve your muscles strength while you are waiting for your surgery and ensures a quicker recovery, often with less pain.
    • Post-surgical physiotherapy. Goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is to help you return to optimal physical function.Patients who participate in post-surgical rehabilitation process typically have better results and recovery experiences than those who don’t.

     

    Vitalis Physiotherapy can assist you with pre/post rehabilitation;

    • Shoulder surgery such as; Rotator cuff repairs.
    • Total joint replacements such as; knee, hip, shoulder.
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
    • Neck and back surgery such as; laminectomy, fusions, decompression
    • Arthroscopic knee surgeries such as; lateral release, meniscectomies, meniscal repairs.
    • Achilles tendon repairs.
    • Nerve releases such as; cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel.
    • Surgical fixation of fractures of the arms and legs.

    Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

    Opening hours :

    Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Friday: 1:00  pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm