Types of Treatment
Here at Medowie Family & Sports Physio we offer a wide range of treatments to help restore and maximise functional movement.
Mike will provide assessment and treatment to people of all ages, from children through to the elderly population, with a primary focus on musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports based rehabilitation. We also offer services for neurological and cardiorespiratory based conditions.
The key to successful Physiotherapy treatment is to have expertise in a variety of techniques. Nothing works for everyone. Some of the treatment techniques utilised by us include
Physiotherapy focuses on restoring and optimising an individual’s functional movement, through the use of joint mobilisation, massage, strengthening, stretching and exercise prescription. Physiotherapy uses evidence based assessments and treatments for a range of diseases, conditions and injuries and is proven to be both clinically effective and cost effective.
Medowie Family & Sports Physio is committed to the highest standard of treatment, and as such we are continually involved in further education and upskilling wherever we can.
At Medowie Family & Sports Physio you can be assured of quality treatment.
Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics
At Medowie Family & Sports Physio, our Physiotherapist, Mike, has an excellent understanding of many surgical procedures and the associated rehabilitation from these. Medowie Family & Sports Physio has an excellent relationship with many local surgeons and their protocols, for your pre- and post-surgical treatment.
Mike is the only Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the local area. This means Mike has been assessed by the APA to meet the requirements for titling, and therefore has a higher level of understanding and expertise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. This relates to Mike’s patients receiving the most current and best care available.
Credentialed McKenzie Therapist
Mike has been a credentialed McKenzie therapist since 2010. This form of treatment is best explained on their website:
“The system of patient care known as the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an approach that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for common back, neck and extremity joint problems.
Most musculoskeletal pain is "mechanical" in origin, meaning that every day movements and postures cause pain. By a systematic evaluation of his patients, New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, found that certain movements and postures can often abolish pain and restore function.
Robin McKenzie believed that most patients could learn to treat themselves if taught correctly. He felt that self-treatment empowered the patient and reduced their dependency on medical intervention. The McKenzie Method® promotes the body's potential to heal itself without medication, surgery or other passive modalities such as heat, ice or ultrasound therapy. It also addresses a growing demand from patients and third party payers for professional rehabilitation services that develop the patient's self-treatment skills in a cost-effective and time-effective manner.”
Mike has travelled and performed sports coverage for club and regional levels as well as state level rugby union 7’s and 15’s and touch football. Mike has also worked at various tournaments including the Pan Pac Masters on the Gold Coast.
Mike is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled Sports Physiotherapist. This means Mike has been assessed by the APA to meet the requirements for titling, and therefore has a higher level of understanding and expertise in Sports Physiotherapy. This relates to Mike’s patients receiving the most current and best care available.
With Mike's own experience in many sports and outdoor pursuits,he has an excellent understanding of when to keep someone on the field, or when to rest to prevent further injury.
Contact Medowie Family & Sports Physio to see if we can help you with your sports coverage requirements.
Gym Based Rehabilitation
Medowie Family & Sports Physio is excited to have access to and work with Medowie Plus Fitness 24/7 Gym. This world class facility (just a step across the hallway) allows the Physiotherapist to work with patients to be rehabilitated and improve strength, develop endurance and to meet their desired and individualised end goal.
Supervised Gym rehabilitation is fantastic if you are recovering from surgery, striving for a physical goal, maintaining or improving fitness or improving overall well-being.
Dry Needling, refers to the use of fine filament needles to release myo-fascial trigger points. Dry needling is a commonly used treatment modality in physiotherapy. At Medowie Family & Sports Physio we often use dry needling in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatment modalities, to restore and optimise patients function.
Healthy Ageing is the ideology of assisting people to maintain or improve their mobility and function as they mature through life. Medowie Family & Sports Physio is passionate about helping people get the most out of life, regardless their age. As we age, staying active has been shown to have many health benefits.
Medowie Family & Sports Physio can individualise exercises that will assist in improving your mobility and function at every level. Medowie Family & Sports Physio also work in conjunction with local professionals who specialise in exercise classes for all age and abilities.