At Edgeworth Physiotherapy we are experts in treating a complete range of movement disorders. Whether you have a mobility issue that has been present since birth, developed from an injury or accident, or the result of age or a specific event, our therapists can provide customised treatment for you.
We incorporate treatment such as exercise programs, trigger point massage and other manual therapies, as well as electrotherapy techniques, to achieve the best results for all types of musculoskeletal conditions. Our Edgeworth physiotherapists treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, to enable you to move and function efficiently after an injury, accident, or if you have a preexisting condition. We treat:
Postural problems, injury and stress are the main causes of neck pain. Diseases such as arthritis and degenerative discs can also be responsible for causing pain and loss of movement. Neck pain can be acute, for example, a wry neck, or a chronic issue.
We can help identify the reason for your neck pain with a full and comprehensive assessment and provide proven effective treatment. Treatment may include; massage, manual therapy, dry needling, exercises prescription, electrotherapy, postural advice and strapping.
Lower Back - Acute & Chronic
Lower back pain accounts for one of the most common and costly health conditions in Australia. Around 25% of Australians suffer from back pain on any day (APA, 2016). The muscles, ligaments, discs or bones in the back may be the source of the issue. Most people will not need scanning for their lower back issue. It will resolve with the correct treatment in the majority of cases.
Lower back pain may be acute or chronic. We can help you through either situation with a comprehensive assessment and provide a tailored plan that suits your needs. Treatment may include; exercise prescription, manual therapy, massage therapy, electrotherapy, traction, dry needling, strapping, stretching and advice in how to manage your back.
Headaches & Migraines
Headaches are often caused by neck tightness, either of the vertebra or surrounding musculature. This tightness may be due to physical or emotional demands placed on the neck.
We can help identify the reason for your headaches with a full and comprehensive assessment and provide proven effective treatment. Treatment may include; massage, manual therapy, dry needling, exercises prescription, postural advice and strapping.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint that occurs in all age groups, but tends to increase as we get older. Injury can be due to everyday usage, wear and tear, or an injury sustained to the joint. The shoulder is a very mobile joint, therefore can sustain injury to either the joint or the musculature that support it. Around 15-30% of of adults have issues with their shoulder at any one time (APA, 2016). It is important to see a physiotherapist if you are unable to use the arm or to carry objects, pain while at rest or swelling or significant bruising around the joint and arm.
Our physiotherapists can assess the shoulder and provide the appropriate plan. If scanning is required, we can help with this or liaise with your GP.
The knee is an area of the body that is commonly injured, but often overlooked. Injuries can happen if you do something new, such as lifting a heavy object or starting a new sport, or due to a build up of stress over the years with repetitive movements or incorrect biomechanics. Over 1.2 million Australians suffer from knee pain. 80 % of those suffer from knee arthritis. It is the leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability.
We can help identify the issues with your knee pain through a comprehensive assessment and provide a treatment plan, which may include; exercise, electrotherapy, massage, manual therapy, advice, strapping, use of braces and orthotics. We also liaise with local orthopaedic specialists to help provide the best treatment following surgery.
The ankle and foot are another commonly injured are. The ankle may be injured due to an accident (rolling of the ankle) or a repetitive, over use type injury. A sprained ankle is a common injury assessed and treated by physiotherapists. The injury ranges from mild, moderate to severe. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury.
We also assess calf tears, achilles tendinopathies, impingements, plantar fasciitis, severs and 'shin splints' to name but a few. We are also able to provide crutches, moon boots and braces for injuries sustained to the ankle and foot.
Elbow pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint. Elbow pain can also be referred from your neck and shoulder. It is similar to sciatica. Many elbow conditions can take months, or even years to improve if treatment is delayed or the diagnosis is incorrect. It is therefore important to contact your physiotherapy early if you are experiencing elbow pain.
One of the most common causes of elbow pain maybe due to medial and lateral epicondyalgia (golfers and tennis elbow). Our physiotherapists can assess and provide treatment for these conditions, as well as a range of other conditions that affect the elbow.
The hand and wrist are made up of an intrinsic set of muscles, tendons, bones and nerves. It can easily be injured. Wrist pain may occur due to sports trauma, a work injury or due to overuse. Examples of causes of wrist pain include; carpal tunnel syndrome, de Quervains, rheumatoid arthritis, trigger fingers and fractures. We can provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment of your hand and wrist. Physiotherapy treatment can range from exercise prescription, manual therapy, massage therapy, dry needling, electrotherapy, bracing and splint and advice on the management of your pain. We are also able to cast fractures.
If you need professional, individually tailored treatment for a sports injury, see our team of Edgeworth physiotherapists. We have many years' experience treating bruises and contusions, strains, tears and sprains, as well as stress fractures and tendinitis. Our team is dedicated to assisting you in regaining balance, muscle and joint strength, coordination and mobility. We treat:
Injuries to Joints
Injuries From over-use
All type of bruises and contusions
Work Cover Injuries
We assess and treat a full range of Work Cover injuries, including neck and back, repetitive strain, soft tissue injuries, as well as upper and lower limb injuries. Our Edgeworth physiotherapists provide a customised treatment programme to assist you in getting back to work safely, as well as teach you techniques to help avoid recurring injuries in future.
We are a preferred Work Cover treatment provider, with many years' experience assisting with rehabilitation from workplace injuries
Dry needling is a skilled
intervention that uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate
underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissue for the
management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments (American
Physical Therapy Association).
Dry needling is a technique where fine,
short, stainless steel, acupuncture style needles are placed into the skin to
ease muscular pain and tightness, it is designed to stimulate trigger points,
or ease irritable, stubborn muscles.
Each needle is sterile and at no time do
we ever inject anything into your body.
We have qualified and experienced
physiotherapists who will administer the dry needling in conjunction with your
Call us today for further information, or to book and appointment.
Strapping / Casting
At Edgeworth Physiotherapy we offer a variety of Injury Support. Our tapping options, whether it is to support and stabilise your body throughout activities and sports or to provide assistance with movement for daily function and pain relief our friendly therapists will have you covered.
In relation to casting we can assist with plaster casts for those breaks and fractures and also an alternative to plaster or fibreglass casts we can recommend the use of an Exosplint. These exosplints can provide the option for a waterproof, adjustable, removable brace that can a lock when in place. These are on offer for a variety of wrist and arm fractures. Please contact reception to make an appointment.
At Edgeworth Physiotherapy we offer a partnership with your GP to provide physiotherapy services under a Government Medicare scheme.
You may be eligible for up to 5 visits, with no out of pocket costs to you, per calendar year depending on your circumstance and if your individual chronic condition meets the criteria outlined by the Medicare scheme.
If you think that you may be eligible contact your local GP for further information.