Physiotherapy is an Allied Health Profession; that is, it is a healthcare profession that works alongside traditional medicine disciplines of doctors and nurses to help patients overcome movement disorders that are affecting their health. These disorders may be as a result of injury, ageing, accidents, congenital issues or habitual postures. Physiotherapists as experts of movement and function use evidence based practices and treatments.
Anna Petito our Remedial Masseuse and is originally a Physiotherapist from Brazil. Remedial massage is a complementary therapy which aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or not contracting properly. It is useful for a number of problems that affect the muscles, tendons and bones. Remedial massage is used to locate and repair damaged areas of the body and speed up the body’s own healing processes.
While it might sound intimidating, shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment used in a variety of health fields, such as physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and orthopaedics. Shockwave therapy is an ideal treatment for musculoskeletal injuries, reliving acute and chronic pain as well as assisting to speed up your recovery.
During the course of your treatment, your physiotherapist may incorporate techniques such as dry needling to help with muscle relaxation, relieve muscle pain and restore normal muscle function. If you are experiencing muscle soreness or tightness – or both – dry needling may be an effective treatment for you. Dry needling is a treatment technique that uses micro-fine, single-use, stainless steel needles to relieve pain and tension.
While most patients are familiar with the use of ultrasounds for pregnancy, they may be surprised at the scope of health ailments, diagnosis and treatment it can be used for. At Miami Physio, we perform real time ultrasound imaging in Mandurah as a means to assess our patients and treat their concerns.