Physiotherapy: Sports, Spinal and Musculoskeletal

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Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life and, proudly, our Physiotherapy team at Optimal Health Lab have expert skills across many areas like sports, spinal, pain, vestibular, post-surgical, chronic disease, strength and conditioning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. The team accepts clients from 6yeards old and above. They can assess, diagnose and help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility, better manage your poor health and prevent further injury, whilst also being a true ally/ advocate in tricky times and realistic cheerleader in your recovery journey. Within a physiotherapy appointment, the physiotherapist will listen to your needs, assess your presenting issue, communicate a diagnosis (or offer working diagnosis) and tailor a treatment specific to your condition. 

What conditions, injuries and cases does the Physiotherapy team happily welcome at the Optimal Health Lab? 

  • Musculoskeletal worries like pain, stiffness or injuries across the body. These conditions include neck and back pains (cervical, thoracic and lumbar injuries), shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist and finger injuries, jaw pain, hip and pelvic pain, knee injuries, ankle injuries, foot and toe injuries and conditions like whiplash, headaches and migraine issues

  • Expert team care in conditions like Osteoarthritis (both conservative and surgical approaches offered for toe, foot, ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand) and Rheumatology cases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Sjögren’s syndrome and Spondyloarthritis. 
  • Sporting injuries like muscle tears or strains, ligament injuries, cartilage issues and bony contusions. We provide elite rehabilitation of common lower limb conditions like hamstring or quadricep tears, athletic hip pain like femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS), calf tears, achilles tendon tears, ankle ligament sprains, and knee injuries like an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear or medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear or patella dislocation or sublaxation or mensical injuries. In the upper limb we see shoulder dislocation or sublaxation, shoulder rotator cuff tear, acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprains, elbow tendon injuries like lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis and golfers elbow), wrist ligament issues as well as hand, thumb and finger ligament injuries. Ultimately, our Physio team are open to managing any and all sporting injuries, which may or not may not also include expert involvement from a sports physician, general practitioner and/or surgeon. 

  • Paediatic sporting injuries like osgoods-schlatters disease, Sever's disease, patella dislocations, shoulder dislocations, ankle sprains, scoliosis, athletic back pain and growing pains. We also provide advice on strength + conditioning, load management and performance optimisation for your budding junior athlete.
  • Tendon pain conditions, which include both tendinopathy, tendonitis and tendon tears. These include plantar heel pain (plantar fasciopathy), insertional and mid-portion achilles tendinopathy, patella and quadricep tendinopathy, pes anserine complex pain, adductor tendinopathy, bicep tendinopathy and rotator cuff tendon issues (namely supraspinatus and subscapularis tendinopathy or tears). An incredible amount of scientific research in the last 15years is highlighting how Physiotherapists are integral to the effective proper assessment, rehab and resolution of these tendon conditions. 

  • Prehabilitation and rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery is a key skill for all Physiotherapists at the Optimal Health Lab. We support people in preparing for and/or rehabilitating from a total hip replacement, total knee replacement, total shoulder replacement, elbow ligament repairs (UCL and RCL repairs), a rotator cuff repair + decompression + bicep tenodesis, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), hip arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, knee meniscal repair or meniscal debridement, medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair, hamstring reattachment, ankle ligament repairs, ankle fusion and bunion surgery. We also support clients recovering from abdominal surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery and/or gynaecological surgeries. 

  • Bone injuries like stress fractures in the spine, foot, hip and shins, low bone density cases (osteoporosis and osteopenia) and rehabilitation after surgically-managed and conservatively-managed fractures. 

  • Our multidisciplinary team is an ideal setting for optimal care of Chronic and persistent pain management cases, including conditions like fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica and unresolving post-operatively pain. This can also encompass the care for Invisible illnesses like Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and other orthostatic imbalances (OI) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).   

  • Assistance in the management of chronic diseases and general wellness when clients are suffering from heart conditions, diabetes, lung disorders like bronchiectasis, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and others. These cases are often co-cared across our multidiscplinary team and we communicate closely with the specialists and general practitioners involved. 
  • Vestibular cases (dizziness) like Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular ocular disorders and other dizziness concerns. 

  • We welcome women health cases into our clinic and endeavour to support them across life seasons including Pre- and post-natal physiotherapy and menopause care. 

    Know Before You Go

    OHL Physiotherapists accept private clients, TAC, WorkCover, self-managed NDIS cases, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as well as patients under Enhanced Primary Care plans and Chronic Disease Management plans. We ask you to arrive at your appointment with your referral letter and any imaging from your GP, Surgeon, Sports Doctor and/or any other involved medical/allied health professional. Treatment can include manual therapy, exercise therapy, referral to Strength Lab, education, referral to other professionals within OHL and, often, a combination of all modalities to achieve a comprehensive treatment.

    As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor's referral to see a physiotherapist in our clinic, yet we commonly work within a client's medical and surgical team to ensure best outcomes. Teamwork is key.

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