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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Gentle & effective rehabilitation 

Hydrotherapy uses hot water and buoyancy to assist muscle relaxation and minimise stress on the joints. Once in the hydrotherapy pool, with full instruction from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist, you’ll perform specific mobility and strengthening exercise programs against the resistance of water.

What is hydrotherapy used for?

Hydrotherapy has many applications in the rehabilitation setting. At Campbelltown Physiotherapy, these include:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation of arthroscope, joint replacements and spinal surgery
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Decreased mobility
  • Recovery exercise post workout

Hydrotherapy is effective for people of all ages and abilities, with multiple treatment benefits:

  • Increased mobility
  • Stress reduction on joints
  • Pain relief
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Relaxation
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Weight management

Ramped hydrotherapy pool

The hydrotherapy pool at Campbelltown Physiotherapy boasts easy accessibility in a wheelchair, via hoist or the ramp for patients able to walk in. Not all hydrotherapy pools have a ramp, so we’re delighted to offer this convenient and time-saving mode of entry for suitable candidates..

NDIS Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy can be extremely beneficial for people with disabilities. All our therapists are registered NDIS providers, and we look forward to welcoming you in our practice. Please visit NDIS Hydrotherapy to learn more about NDIS services at Campbelltown Physiotherapy..

Have more questions about hydrotherapy? Call to speak to our friendly staff or book an appointment online.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Pilates

Pilates at Campbelltown Physiotherapy

Build core strength for recovery and rehabilitation

Achieve your health goals with highly effective Pilates exercise programs that are tailored to your individual needs.

 

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, and to help you become more aware of using muscles correctly. It is named after Joseph Pilates, who developed this form of corrective exercise to promote strength, flexibility and controlled movement.

 

Pilates emphasises the core muscles, which include the stomach, hips, glutes and lower back. Core strength is essential for stability, balance and healthy movement of the entire body. Pilates also helps your body’s biomechanics to ensure proper movement patterns and minimise your risk of injury in the future. Pilates often uses special apparatus to conduct exercises, such as the pilates reformer machine.

 

Pilates at Campbelltown Physiotherapy

During your initial assessment at Campbelltown Physiotherapy, one of our physiotherapists will perform a physical assessment to determine your strengths and weaknesses. We provide an individualised Pilates program to help you reach your goals for both physical improvement and injury prevention.

 

Campbelltown Physiotherapy is equipped with modern Pilates apparatus to suit all levels of skill and fitness, and all rehabilitative purposes. One-on-one support from our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists ensures you’re doing exercises safely and correctly for best results.

 

What are the benefits of Pilates?

The core is your centre of gravity, and is central to almost all movements of the body. Core strength is crucial for everyone, of any age, any skill level and any activity level. Pilates helps strengthen the core by promoting proper alignment, and by training these muscles to engage when they are needed.

 

See our FAQs for more information about Pilates at Campbelltown Physiotherapy, or make an appointment online.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy

Reduce pain, swelling and support the healing process

Electrotherapy is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for physical rehabilitation

What is Electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy uses mild electrical pulses to reduce pain and promote healing. It’s a mild, safe treatment that is normally used alongside other physical therapy. Electrotherapy is similar to taking pain relief medication – without the drugs – in the sense that it gives short term relief as needed, and enables manual therapy, exercise therapy or other rehabilitation that might be otherwise too painful.

There are many different types of electrotherapy:

  • Ultrasound
  • Laser
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Interferential Therapy
  • Shockwave Therapy

 

Campbelltown Physiotherapy is equipped with modern electrotherapy devices that our expert physios use to support your rehabilitation and recovery.

 

When do physiotherapists use electrotherapy?

Electrotherapy is particularly useful for soft tissue injuries involving tendons, muscles or ligaments. Electrotherapy treatment aims to promote the healing process by increasing blood flow and cellular metabolism for:

  • Pain control
  • Oedema  (swelling) control
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Neuromuscular education
  • Increased local circulation
  • De-nervated nerve stimulation

Your physiotherapist will advise on electrotherapy options for your specific condition. Call our friendly team today or make an appointment online.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Therapy

Exercise is ‘medicine’ for many conditions

Intro:      Exercise therapy is a powerful tool for treating a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory and mental health, An exercise physiologist prescribes specific exercises to improve functional capacity and health outcomes for people of all ages and abilities.

 

What does an exercise physiologist do?

An Exercise Physiologist is a university qualified, allied health professional who has studied the physiology of exercise and it’s impact on chronic conditions, injuries and performance.

They take into account any diagnoses you have from a GP, medical specialist or physiotherapist, make a thorough physical assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, and prescribe specific exercises to improve your health. Exercise physiologists identify any movement patterns – such as bending, lifting, posture or gait – that may have caused or could impede your recovery.

All our Exercise Physiologists are  Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) and NDIS registered. They have many years experience using exercise therapy to improve daily functioning and health for people of all ages and abilities. They work closely with you to create specific health goals, and provide the tools and support you need to reach them.

 

Who benefits from exercise therapy?

Exercise therapy benefits people of all ages and abilities. At Campbelltown Physiotherapy,  Exercise Physiologists frequently prescribe exercise for:

  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Diabetes management
  • General conditioning
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Cancer and cancer treatment recovery
  • Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Injury rehabilitation

 

Exercise Physiology, also known as Exercise Science, benefits athletes and teams hoping to enhance performance. We conduct detailed physical assessments to identify any weaknesses, and design training programs and lifestyle plans to develop strengths and improve performance.

Make an appointment online or call our friendly team to find out how exercise therapy at Campbelltown Physiotherapy can transform your health.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Casting & Splinting

Fracture Clinic

Expert casting and splinting

After seeing your doctor to confirm a fracture, come to our clinic where all physiotherapists are trained in plaster casting and splinting.

 

Waterproof fibreglass casting

Body:      We also specialise in waterproof fibreglass casting. Fibreglass is much lighter and more comfortable than plaster, with the added convenience of being able to get it wet. Waterproof fibreglass casting is a popular choice with most of our fracture patients.

 

Braces for complex fractures

Our clinic also provides braces for upper and lower limb complex fractures:

  • Orthopaedic boots for foot and ankle fractures,
  • Zimmer splints for knee fractures,
  • Hinged knee braces for post-operative or ligament injuries,
  • Wrist and thumb braces as an alternative to fracture casts,
  • Finger splints including stax splints for those small ligament pulling and bore injuries.

Make an appointment online,or call our friendly team to find out more about fracture casting and splinting at Campbelltown Physiotherapy.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

NDIS Info

NDIS Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for better health

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funds for services that improve the health of Australians living with a permanent and significant disability. Physiotherapy is one of the health services covered by the scheme, and Campbelltown Physiotherapy is proud to be a registered NDIS provider.

NDIS and Hydrotherapy

All our therapists are trained to provide NDIS physiotherapy services, in accordance with your individual NDIS plan. Hydrotherapy is a form of therapeutic exercise conducted in a heated pool, under instruction from a qualified Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

It uses hot water and buoyancy to help relax the muscles and minimise joint compression, enabling mobility and strengthening exercises against the resistance of water. Our Exercise Physiologist is trained to design and implement safe, effective hydrotherapy programs for people with all disabilities.

 

Who benefits from hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy can be extremely beneficial for people with disabilities. The warmth and buoyancy of our hydro pool helps improve circulation, flexibility, decrease swelling and provide a comfortable environment for people to be physically active.

We treat people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, with equipment available for each life stage and skill level.

People with neurological conditions benefit from hydrotherapy with us. Our facilities allow anybody to access the water  with the use of ramp entry, wheelchair or hoist. We also have floating devices that keep people unable to stand supine on top of the water, to ensure safety while our therapist assists in exercises or stretches.

 

Hydrotherapy is beneficial for many conditions, including::

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy

Positive outcomes for hydrotherapy patients

At Campbelltown Hydrotherapy, we treat patients who have diverse, wide-ranging circumstances.

  • A 3 year old who has suffered from Muscular Dystrophy since birth is unable to bear weight on land, but can stand and walk independently in water.
  • The child attends bi-weekly sessions to strengthen their lower body and improve core stability through a range of exercises using various equipment
  • We’ve observed significant improvements in both functional ability and lessening of contractures.

We also have clients with brain brain injury that has left them unable to move or control certain areas of their body. Hydrotherapy sessions focus on relaxation and enjoyment, with a focus on passive range of motion (PROM) and isometric contractions.

Make an appointment online, or call our friendly team to find out more about NDIS physiotherapy services.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Gentle, effective therapy for back and neck pain 

At Campbelltown Physiotherapy, we take a conservative approach to treating lower back pain and neck pain. Spinal decompression therapy is a gentle treatment for disc and joint pain that may occur after a motor vehicle accident, work-related injury or acute injury.

 

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive traction therapy that uses negative pressure to gently lengthen and realign the disc. It is safe and effective without the normal risks of invasive procedures such as injection, anaesthesia or surgery.

Spinal decompression is effective as a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, disc bulge, disc herniations and facet syndromes.

 

Who can have spinal decompression therapy?

Individual assessment of suitability will take place at your initial consultation. However, spinal decompression is usually not recommended for patients with severe osteoporosis, severe nerve damage, severe obesity or pregnant women.

 

What happens during spinal decompression?

During treatment, patients go through a process of traction and relaxation which creates a vacuum effect to allow repositioning of the disc. The vacuum also encourages fresh blood supply to the surrounding tissues to promote healing. Each spinal decompression treatment takes around 45 minutes. Most patients start with at least 3 treatments per week, tapering sessions as symptoms improve.

 

Make an Appointment

Make an appointment online, or call our friendly team to find out if spinal decompression therapy could help your lower back and/or neck pain.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Post Operative Rehabilitation

Post Operative Rehabilitation

Surgeons trust us with your ongoing care after a major operation       

Post operative rehabilitation is essential after major surgery. While the surgeon’s work of operating takes a matter of hours, the all-important recovery and rehabilitation phase can take weeks and months. Orthopaedic, spinal and general surgeons routinely refer their patients to us for rehabilitation, because they trust the expertise and care you receive at Campbelltown Physiotherapy.

 

Post operative rehabilitation specialists

Campbelltown Physiotherapy has expert therapists and up-to-the-minute equipment to facilitate rehabilitation from a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal surgeries. We support you at every step of your rehabilitation process, with professional advice on transitioning back to your daily life.

Each surgeon has their own protocol and guidelines on recovery. We liaise directly with your surgeon to guarantee you are receiving the optimal post operative rehabilitation.

 

Rehabilitation from Orthopaedic Surgery 

Physical rehabilitation allows the bones, muscles and soft tissues to heal properly. Without expert physical therapy, you may be left with impaired strength, flexibility and range of motion. Every patient and procedure is different, but these are common goals of rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery:

  • Swelling control and pain management
  • Restoration and maintenance of joint mobility and muscle flexibility
  • Improving overall mobility and weaning off mobility aids
  • Restoration of muscle, tendon, and ligament strength
  • Return back to work, hobby, or sport
  • Education to ensure self management

 

Your rehabilitation program may include:

  • Education on your operation, and strategies for restrictions and self-management
  • Electrophysical agents for oedema and pain control
  • Mobility and strengthening program
  • Home exercise programs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mobility aids and braces

Rehabilitation after Spinal Surgery

Along with rehabilitation, it’s vital to minimise additional stressors on your back or neck after spinal surgery. Your physiotherapist will provide an individualised treatment plan aligned with your surgeon’s protocols to ensure safe healing. Goals for physical rehabilitation therapy might  include:

  • Pain relief and minimizing peripheral symptoms
  • Specific movement avoidance
  • Maintenance of spinal joint mobility above and below the segment of operation
  • Restoring your function for daily life
  • Returning to work, hobby, or sport

 

Our therapists provide a multidisciplinary approach to achieve rehabilitation goals:

  • Education on movement restrictions and self-management
  • Electrophysical agents and heat for pain management
  • Manual massage therapy
  • Low-load spinal mobility and strengthening program
  • Exercise program
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mobility aids and braces

Make an appointment online, or call our friendly team to learn more about recuperating after your surgery.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal Rehabilitation

Relieve and repair spinal injury, lower back and neck pain

We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating spinal injury for successful results

 

Integrative physiotherapy for best outcomes

Therapists at Campbelltown Physiotherapy manage spinal injury, lower back pain and neck pain with a combination of established back pain treatment methods, individualised to your needs. We achieve excellent results with our multidisciplinary approach, which incorporates:

 

Lower back pain

Our physiotherapists are knowledgeable and experienced at successfully treating lower back pain. Lower back pain has been shown to impair the activation of core stability muscles that support the healthy functioning of the lower back.  Our approach to rehabilitation focuses on correcting this deficiency by building up core stability and strengthening the lumbar spine, glutes and lower limbs.

During the program, we assess the nature of work or other activities you do, and advise on safe lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, restraining, throwing and carrying, and workstation setup. We arm you with knowledge to prevent the injury from recurring, to keep you working, walking, gardening and doing all the activities you enjoy.

Make an appointment online, or call our friendly team to learn more about managing your spinal injury

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces

Sports Injury Management

Sports Injury Management

Recovery, rehabilitation and prevention 

Injury from exercise

Exercise has huge benefits for physical and mental health. We strongly encourage you to stay active and keep participating whether you’re an avid walker, a recreational ‘weekend warrior’ athlete, or an elite sports professional.

Unfortunately, an increase in physical activity in training, contact or non-contact sports brings risk of injury. Even non-sporting activities like gardening, cleaning the house or walking can lead to injury.

However you’ve hurt yourself, therapists at Campbelltown Physiotherapy promptly diagnose the injury, identify the risk factors that caused the injury and rehabilitate for your return to sport or activity in a safe and timely manner.

 

Thorough assessment and diagnosis

Our physiotherapists start by making a thorough assessment and diagnosis of your sport injury. Direct contact, falls, muscle weakness and fatigue, poor technique or overtraining are common causes of injury. We frequently diagnose:

  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament and tendon injuries

With risk factors identified and a diagnosis in place, we devise a plan for your recovery and prevention of injury recurrence. Whether the injury is acute or a chronic condition, we give a time frame for your return to sport or activity.

 

 

Sports injury treatment

Treatment plans are tailored to each patient, taking into account any performance needs, lifestyle challenges or underlying health issues. We aim for a safe and timely return to sport with programs that are as effective as they are achievable on a day-to-day basis.

Physiotherapists at Campbelltown Physiotherapy are highly knowledgeable with many years’ experience successfully treating sport injuries. Our modern, fully-equipped facilities allow us to accelerate your rehabilitation and collaborate with you to provide the best treatments possible, including:

  • Education about your injury, causes and prevention strategies
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Pain control: both acute and chronic
  • Swelling control
  • Neuromuscular training
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Bracing and strapping
  • Sport specific training and technique alterations
  • Support and encouragement

 

Qualified therapists supervise your exercise programs in the rehabilitation gym to ensure correct technique and monitor progress. We encourage you to ask questions about at any time, because knowledge gives confidence in your road to recovery, which leads to better health outcomes for you.

Make an appointment online, or call  our friendly team to learn more about managing your sport injury.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs

Hydrotherapy

Mobility Aides and Braces