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Online video consultations are available for all of our services such as: Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide.

Our online consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailored treatment plan to help patients reach their health goals.

In the current climate, clients may not be able to attend our clinics due to an illness, or simply may be self-isolating during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Online consults are also a great alternative for those who may find it difficult to access high-quality physiotherapy services:

  • People in rural areas
  • Those with very busy work or family lives

Sports & Spinal use a secure platform for their telehealth that works well on any Apple or Android device including smartphones and tablets, as well as laptop and desktop computers with an internet connection.

How do Sports & Spinal’s online consults work?

  • Our allied health team can assess, diagnose and treat online
  • Instant messaging to your Practitioner, troubleshoot any questions about your treatment plan.
  • We will safely guide you through a series of tests and movements
  • Review your exercises and develop your personalised exercise program
  • A professional and bespoke service developed to deliver results for you on your rehab journey

Prior to your online consult

Please go here to find out how our telehealth works: https://www.gensolve.com/telehealth-help/

Make sure you have a reasonable space around you if you have a physiotherapy, exercise physiology or podiatry appointment if you need to perform some movement tests, and also some privacy in case you are concerned about relaying personal information.

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Hand Therapy

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Hand Therapy @ Sippy Downs Sports & Spinal

The Sippy Downs Hand Clinic is a specialised upper limb service focused on supporting people with hand and upper limb injuries. Hand therapists are highly skilled in the fabrication of custom-made thermoplastic splints/orthoses. We’re here to help you regain your movement, strength & hand/arm function after injury or surgery. 

In Australia, the qualification of “Accredited Hand Therapist” is awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA) after years of clinical experience and further study after university. We work closely with hand surgeons, GPs and hospitals, providing conservative and post-operative care. We treat patients that are privately funded or those under WorkCover, DVA or other independent insurers.

Due to the specialised hand therapy stock and equipment required for treating these injuries, this clinic is run only within our Sippy Downs clinic site, but we take referrals from all over the Sunshine Coast. 

We provide care for the following injuries: 

We treat all post-operative upper-limb conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Tendon and nerve repairs
  • Ligament repairs
  • Fracture fixation
  • Amputations/formalisations
  • Skin grafts
  • Joint fusions and replacements

Services Provided:

  • Custom made thermoplastic static and dynamic splints/orthoses (waterproof casting also an option for fractures)
  • Pain management
  • Assessment & diagnosis of hand and upper limb conditions
  • Soft tissue treatments 
  • Joint and neural mobilisations
  • Scar management (prescription of contact media and prescription of compression garments)
  • Wound management (dressing changes and suture removal)
  • Desensitisation/sensory re-education
  • Strengthening programs
  • Swelling (oedema) management (prescription of compression garments & managing lymphedema)
  • Paediatric & Neurological Splinting (as supported by the NDIS) 
  • Joint protection and energy conservation education

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National Pain Week 2021

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It is National Pain Week all this week (July 26- August 1). National Pain Week is an annual awareness event coordinated each year by Chronic Pain Australia. This year's theme is centered around connection and it encourages people to connect with their bodies and to acknowledge their pain.

What is Chronic Pain?

Pain is an unpleasant or uncomfortable body experience caused by activation of the nervous system. It is typically caused by a known injury or illness, but sometimes the cause of the pain can be unknown.

Most of us will experience acute pain from time to time. It often occurs following surgery, trauma, or short-term illness and usually lasts for a short time before the body heals and the pain goes away.

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that lasts for more than three months, or in many cases, beyond normal healing time.

Chronic pain can be a symptom of a known illness or injury it can also exist without a clear reason at all. Sometimes the long-term nature of the pain is not indicating ongoing disease or damage.

- Chronic Pain Australia 2021

The Stats

  • 1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain - including adolescents and children.
  • This includes 1 in 3 people over the age of 65.
  • 1 in 5 GP consultations involve a patient with chronic pain and almost 5% report severe, disabling chronic pain.
  • The prevalence of chronic pain is projected to increase as Australia's population ages-from around 3.2 million in 2007 to 5 million by 2050.

Connection is Key

⁠National Pain Week 2021 aims to remind friends, family, and professionals that connection is key to addressing the social isolation that pain can create.

People living with chronic pain often feel isolated by their pain. ⁠Hence, encouraging connection is a key way for those suffering from chronic pain to seek support and advice. This is to help sufferers not ignore their pain and suffering in silence. ⁠

Many people live with chronic pain 24/7. It is debilitating, exhausting, and has an impact on all parts of a person’s life. Living like this takes courage and strength and could be referred to as “putting up with” the pain. The pain is in control and unpredictable.⁠

How we can Help

⁠There are many different treatments available for people trying to manage their pain, and different people will respond to these in different ways. ⁠At Sports & Spinal we have a range of Allied Health professionals including Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, and Psychologists that can assist you throughout your pain journey.

Call your nearest clinic to see how we can help💙⁠

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Adolescent Overuse Injuries

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With winter sports well underway and with summer sports ever-looming, it is important to keep an eye on our young ones. With the combination of school sport and club sport (usually playing different codes), kids can start to run into an array of different problems.

Unfortunately, adolescent overuse conditions like Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), Osgood Schlatter’s, and Sever's Disease can develop. These conditions usually occur following increased bouts of exercise or repeated high exposure to training loads.

As a result of these conditions, pain tends to occur around or below the knee and the heel of the foot, respectively.

We think that these issues might be related to abnormal musculoskeletal growth changes, lower limb tightness, and weaknesses, changes in biomechanics, and high training loads.

The good news is that these conditions can be easily treated by your Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, or Podiatrist.

Treatment Is Usually Aimed Around:

  • Addressing loading/ Training errors: Sometimes too much too soon runs the risk of aggravating these issues.
  • Implementing exercises to address any weakness, restrictions in range of motion, or control.
  • Advice and education.
  • Hands-on treatment to help reduce symptoms, improve range of motion.
  • Taping and/ or orthotics

Prevention is always the best cure - Jacob Payne, TRS Physiotherapist

Try and implement the following tips to reduce the risk of these injuries occurring:

Load Management

Easing into a new season or training program can prevent overload. Doubling up on big training sessions and not allowing your body to recover is a risk factor for overload, resulting in injuries.

Prehab: Warm-up & Warm down

Spending 10-15 mins pre-training/ games starting with mobility and slowly building higher intensity drills, leading to sports-specific drills, has been shown to reduce injury risk and improve performance.

Warm down following training and games is a nice way to reduce your heart rate, cool tissue, and work on maintaining joint and muscle mobility. You can also combine with a gentle stretch for 3-5 minutes.

Strength and Range of Motion

Maintaining joint range of motion and muscular strength can be a great wait to reduce the risk of overuse injuries. The idea is that you improve your strength enough that you are able to tolerate and deal with the stressors or loads placed on your body.

Consulting your physio or exercise physiologist is a great way to develop a program you can implement into your training routine.

Rest or Relative Rest

Plenty of sleep, good nutrition, and rest periods are all good ways to make sure your body has recovered and ready to exercise again.

Rest or Relative Rest (performing another lighter task/ exercise) is important for tissue recovery and adaptation to occur to muscles and tendons. 1-2 days between higher intensity exercises can be enough.

Still, experiencing problems?

If you have tried some of the above tips and your child is still experiencing symptoms, it would a good idea to consult your allied health specialist, They can help to formulate a specific management plan. It is important to not make your child exercise through pain.

 

Written by Total Rehab Solutions Physiotherapist, Jacob Payne


Tips TO Make Sure Your Work Space Is Ergonomic

Tips From A Physiotherapist: How To Make Sure Your Workspace Is Ergonomic

Spending more time working from home? If so, you could be at risk of developing more aches and pains. While the home is a more relaxed environment, sending emails from the kitchen bench or having meetings in the lounge room, studies have shown that a long-term poor ergonomic setup could lead to the development of musculoskeletal disorders.

Our physiotherapist provides tips on working from home:

  • Ensure your back support supports the natural curves of your spine
  • Chair height appropriate to ensure feet are flat and supported on the floor (sometimes you need to use a box or some books to accommodate for screen height)
  • Sit with your elbows and knees at a 90-degree angle
  • Set up the monitor so that the top line of text on the screen is at resting eye level

Along with a correct ergonomic setup, implement frequent, short breaks where you stand up, stretch or walk around a bit. This could be a simple as standing up for a phone call, having a snack, or making a cup of tea or coffee. Studies have proven that movement relaxes tissues, loosens joints and prevents stiffness, improves circulation, reduces fatigue, and builds stamina.

What Sports & Spinal Physiotherapists can do for you:

  • Our physiotherapists will help to quickly identify any risks early in your workstation set up BEFORE they develop into more serious conditions
  • Teach you the most effective stretches and exercises you can do to help when working from home -prevention is always better than cure!
  • This will help to boost your productivity levels and energy when working
  • Help to prevent time off work and sick days attributed to poor ergonomics leading to musculoskeletal problems
  • Help YOU to provide a solution to your work environment

Desk Stretches from our Physio Ed 

If you are experiencing any issues with working from home, contact our physiotherapists to discuss how they can help you.

Written by Physiotherapist Ed McHugh

Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Degree from Nottingham University in the UK in 2005 and went on to complete an MSc in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy from Hertfordshire University in 2014. Ed is a highly skilled and dynamic physiotherapist with a proven track record of expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Ed has previously studied Sports Science at the prestigious Loughborough University and combines his knowledge in this field to help develop effective rehabilitation and exercise prescription.

Ed has been fortunate to have worked in a variety of clinical settings which have given him a wholesome understanding of physiotherapy to a variety of patient groups and settings. Ed has worked in private sports physiotherapy clinics, corporate healthcare, occupational health, and private hospital facilities as well as running his own private practice.

Ed’s specialist interests are treating sports injuries with a particular interest in the analysis of movement patterns in their role in the injury. Ed also has an interest in treating spinal pain conditions using a variety of manual techniques, acupuncture, and rehabilitation to help patients achieve their goals.

Ed is available for Physiotherapy appointments at the Caloundra clinic.

 


COVID-19

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Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Covid-19 Coronavirus Management Plan

At Sports & Spinal we are taking all precautions recommended by the Department of Health & Australian Government to ensure we can continue to provide you & our teams with a safe environment.

We want you to know that we are keeping up to date with all recommendations made from the World Health Organisation, Australia’s Department of Health, Queensland Health Department, and the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) . We will continue to review and update our procedures over this time to ensure we are providing you with a safe place to be able to continue your health journey. It is important to maintain your rehabilitation through this time. Sports & Spinal are here to support you and your families in these uncertain times!

Information from The Department of Health

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

What we are doing in our clinics 

  • Rigorous routine cleaning throughout the entire clinic (treatment rooms, waiting areas, gyms, bathrooms)
  • Hand sanitizer – we encourage you to use this as soon as you arrive and when you leave
  • All patients are screened for signs/symptoms
  • SMS reminders to patients regarding signs and symptoms
  • Signage around the clinic relating to appropriate hygiene/precautions
  • Cashless
  • No magazines/toys in waiting areas
  • Water towers removed from waiting areas
  • Disposable coverings on treatment surfaces

Telehealth Appointments 

  • Your consultation will include a thorough assessment, advice, exercises and treatment plan to manage your injury independently at home
  • Telehealth options – no out of pocket cost for Medicare plans, available for DVA/Workcover/Third party insured (Private Health announcement expected on 14th April)

What you will be asked by our friendly reception team

  • Screening questions health/illness
  • Bring your towel and drink bottle
  • If you are new to Sports & Spinal, you will be sent a link to complete new patient paperwork remotely
  • When you attend your appointment, you may be asked to wait outside or in your car depending on the space allowed in each clinic for appropriate social distancing

What’s different about you consultations

  • The clinician will ensure they’re not within 1.5 metres of you for any more than 15 minutes. The remainder of the time utilised for;
    • Subjective examination time – getting to know what is happening and how we can help you
    • Explanation and demonstration of exercises + the development of your home exercise program
    • Time may also be spent setting you up on our telehealth platform

What our staff are doing

  • Screening of staff prior to shifts
  • Thorough hygiene processes
  • Cleaning clothing/not wearing the same items of clothing between shifts
  • Recommended social distancing between staff where appliable
  • Working from one treatment room
  • No longer using shared spaces as a team e.g. lunch room
  • Working from home where appropriate
  • Have all understand COVID-19 Infection Control training

As we all adapt to the new ‘normal’ we remain OPEN & committed to supporting you and your loved ones. Due to the current climate, things might be a little difference such as, skyping Nana for a dinner date, zooming friends for a coffee catch up, or a Facetime family dinner. Whatever you do, you’re likely getting used to technology playing a bigger part in how we communicate. We’re doing it too with online consultations, classes & meetings! If you have any questions about managing your injuries, keeping healthy and moving, we’re here for you.

From the entire Sports & Spinal team, we appreciate your understanding during this time!

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Online Classes

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Practice Pilates & Many Other Classes, From The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

Sports & Spinal’s Pilates & Exercise cclasses are so easy for you to do in the comfort of your own home!

  • Access a range of classes such as Mat Pilates, Equipment Pilates, Group Gym Classes, HIIT Classes, Mums & Bubs Classes & Relax and Restore Classes
  • Tailored online classes workout programs based on your needs

Sports & Spinal online class workout videos are suitable for anyone, any age and all abilities and can be accessed on either your smart phone or laptop/desktop. Our online classes are designed by accredited Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. Whether you are recovering from an injury, trying to prevent one or looking to improve your health, fitness or wellbeing our expert Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiolgoist have the expertise to guide you every step of the way.

Are you wanting to join our online classes? Fill out our contact us form by clicking here

Are you already attending our classes? Contact your local clinic

With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, our CSM classes are a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints.

CSM classes utilise a variety of exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability. The classes are inspired by Clinical Pilates movements and equipment, utilising levers and resistance to promote correct muscular activation patterns, postural awareness and core strength.

Performed on a mat or with specialised equipment, our CSM classes are a fitness regime for life. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, these classes will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalised and moving with ease.

Our classes are run by both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists with Clinical Pilates Experience. Clinical Pilates (also called Studio Pilates) refers to one-on-one Pilates that is often used for injury rehabilitation, used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Sports & Spinal offers both and can cater to your exact needs.

Incredible personalised health and wellness classes developed by the expertise of the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist and Dietitian team. These classes are all about taking small steps to create big, lasting lifestyle changes for THE NEW YOU! Our Exercise Physiologists are trained in wellness coaching to help you lose weight, stay motivated with your rehab classes and self manage your condition with expert guidance.

The Sports and Spinal team are highly skilled in developing exercise programs to suit everyone individual needs as we age, particularly in relation to people who have conditions which limit them physically and affect their quality of life e.g. arthritis, stroke, a fracture, osteoporosis or heart disease.

Sports & Spinal’s Group Gym Classes provide an enjoyable and social environment under close supervision.

Medical evidence shows that if you keep fit by exercising regularly, you will increase your chances of living a healthier life – feeling well, looking well and maintaining your lifestyle of choice.

All patients are thoroughly assessed prior to commencing classes to tailor a program to suit your specific needs. We aim to optimise your physical function and improve or maintain your mobility. Balance, strength, flexibility, and fitness are all important factors in helping to prevent falls which are a common cause of injury.

It is never too late to start an exercise program and you may be surprised at how much you improve!

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) incorporates repeated bouts of short high-intensity exercise intervals, intersected by small periods of active recovery.  It is one of the most effective methods to achieve fat loss, improve endurance, increase sports specific explosiveness and strengthen core muscles.

Our HIIT classes have been shown to be an effective tool in:

  • Increasing cardiovascular fitness
  • Increasing endurance
  • Burning abdominal fat
  • Building muscle
  • Reducing blood pressure

These classes are specifically tailored to the needs of women during their pregnancies and up to one year following birth.
The classes will comprise of:

  • Pelvic floor safe strength training
  • Hip complex strengthening
  • Functional lifting
  • Upper back/ postural strengthening
  • Pelvic floor education

Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy and Postnatally

  • Classes specifically tailored to pregnancy and postnatal issues
  • Strength, flexibility, conditioning in varied formats
  • Small class sizes allowing for plenty of one on one time and specific programming
  • Pelvic floor safe exercise 
  • Post Natal women welcome to bring babies
  • Holistic exercise session to enhance emotional and physical well-being through the release of endorphins
  • Ideally we recommend 2x classes per week for best results

About the classes

Blooming Bellies to Active Mums are two classes designed for your specific needs during the antenatal and postnatal period. The changes your body undergoes during the child bearing years require specific, targeted exercises by trained professionals to ensure that you safely remain strong and active.
Classes will have a large focus on core and pelvic floor muscle activation and strength through a range of functional lifts and movements, education and stretching.
These classes are the perfect transition back to pre-pregnancy fitness and sports, or future physical aspirations. Babies are more than welcome at our post natal sessions.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I already have a class memebership, can I use this?

A. Yes, absolutely! please get in touch with our friendly reception and they will let you know more details

Q. Can I trial the class first? 

A. Yes, your first class is FREE

Q. Do I need an initial assessment? Can I do this online?

A. Yes, contact us via our email [email protected] and we will be able to book you in for a consultation, alternatively, you can use our online booking platform and book in with our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist, this can be done by telehealth or in our clinic. 

Q. Do I need equipment? 

A. If you choose the equipment class you will need equipment but we have equipment packages you can purchase and we can ship to you or you can pick up from our local clinic 

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Telehealth

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Online Health Consults are covered by Medicare, DVA, Work Cover & Private Health Insurance.

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology

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Cancer Rehab Exercise Physiology

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Risk Management

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Eating Disorders

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Psychology

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Pain Psychologist

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From the comfort of your own home.

Online video consultations are available for all of our services such as: Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide.

Our online consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailored treatment plan to help patients reach their health goals.

In the current climate, clients may not be able to attend our clinics due to an illness, or simply may be self-isolating during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Online consults are also a great alternative for those who may find it difficult to access high-quality physiotherapy services:

  • People in rural areas
  • Those with very busy work or family lives

Sports & Spinal use a secure platform for their telehealth that works well on any Apple or Android device including smartphones and tablets, as well as laptop and desktop computers with an internet connection.

How do Sports & Spinal’s online consults work?

  • Our allied health team can assess, diagnose and treat online
  • Instant messaging to your Practitioner, troubleshoot any questions about your treatment plan.
  • We will safely guide you through a series of tests and movements
  • Review your exercises and develop your personalised exercise program
  • A professional and bespoke service developed to deliver results for you on your rehab journey

Prior to your online consult

Please go here to find out how our telehealth works: https://www.gensolve.com/telehealth-help/

Make sure you have a reasonable space around you if you have a physiotherapy, exercise physiology or podiatry appointment if you need to perform some movement tests, and also some privacy in case you are concerned about relaying personal information.

BOOK A TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENT

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Pilates

Pilates @ Sports & Spinal

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Sports & Spinal’s clinical pilates-inspired classes are now named Core, Strength & Mobility Classes.

With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes utilise various exercises that incorporate balance, power, strength and stability.  

This can be done either using the Pilates equipment (reformer, trapeze table, exercise ball etc.) in a CSM Studio class or the form of a Mat Class, utilising bodyweight and minimal equipment. From here, we build and progress your program as appropriate with continued advice and education throughout, so you left feeling a better version of YOU.  

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes are a fitness regime for life, performed on a mat or with specialised equipment. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, these classes will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalised and moving with ease.

Both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists run our classes with Clinical Pilates Experience. Clinical Pilates refers to one-on-one Pilates that are often used for injury rehabilitation and used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Sports & Spinal offers both and can cater to your exact needs.

All patients are required to have an initial assessment with a Physiotherapist before beginning any of our classes. This is to familiarise patients with any equipment, positions, exercises and identify any injuries/restrictions that we may need to be aware of prior to a patient attending a class.

Contact your local Sports and Spinal location to arrange a consultation. After this assessment, your first two weeks of classes is FREE!

Benefits 

✓ Toning & Weight Loss

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are perfect for toning and reshaping the body. It works on creating long, lean muscles, toning all of those hard to target areas such as the abdominals, inner thighs, buttocks, back of thighs, sides and backs of the arms. For toning, these classes are best performed 3 to 5 times a week through a combination of studio sessions, mat classes and home exercises.

✓ Increased Flexibility

Pilates exercises are performed through a wide range of movements and work on lengthening the muscles at the same time as strengthening them. To increase flexibility, stretching exercises need to be performed daily.

✓ Improved Posture

The Clinical Pilates exercises used in our Core, Strength & Mobility classes focus on strengthening the weakened postural muscles and stretching the tight muscles that pull the body into these poor postures. Studio sessions are the best way to improve posture as our physiotherapists can develop a program to target your specific postural problems. Pilates can also be used for back pain as it relaxes and strengthens the muscles, easing the discomfort.

✓ Injury Rehab & Prevention

Our Core, Strength & Mobility classes use Clinical Pilates techniques which are fantastic for injury rehabilitation and prevention as it works on core stability, posture, flexibility, and correcting muscle imbalances and weaknesses via specific strengthening. It can be used for arthritis, neck pain, back pain and various injuries.

✓ Enhanced Athletic Performance

Pilates is the secret tool that many high level and recreational athletes use to enhance their performance, decrease the risk of injuries and provide much-needed cross-training. Each sport has specific strength and flexibility requirements. When you book in for an assessment, your physiotherapist will look at the things you need to work on to improve your performance and then proceed to design a Pilates program for you.

Core, Strength & Mobility classes are beneficial for a wide range of problems, including:

✓ Back pain

✓ Neck pain

✓ Shoulder problems

✓ Hip and knee pain

✓ Arthritis

✓ Rehabilitation from injuries

✓ Rehabilitation from orthopedic surgery

✓ Neurological problems e.g. rehab from stroke or head injury, cerebral 

✓ Rheumatological issues  

✓ General conditioning concerns palsy, Parkinson’s disease

**2 weeks free is excluded at Bayside/Sports & Spinal Hervey Bay**

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Wrist Injury By Sports & Spinal's Hand Therapist, Bethany Butler | Sports & Spinal

Have you had an injury to your wrist?

This week, we're giving a big shout out to our resident Hand Therapist - Bethany Butler -Bethany is Sports & Spinal’s physiotherapist with a special interest in the upper limb – shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand conditions. We'll be celebrating all things wrist & hand this week with special articles on how to best recover from an upper limb injury.

Hand Therapist work with a wide variety of people, including athletes, manual labourers, new mothers, elderly people, and children, basically, they're our hidden heroes getting people back to the things they love after significant trauma & loss.

Bethany would like to share her blog with you all:

Have you had an injury to your wrist and you now find it difficult to weight bear through your hand and wrist during activities such as Pilates, Boxing or Gym training? Or, do you experience pain when simply pushing up from a chair?

You may be experiencing pain localised to the side of your wrist (below your little finger – see image below) with twisting motions of your wrist such as: wringing out wet clothes; turning a doorknob; lifting or carrying an object with your palms turned upwards? These are all symptoms of an injury to the ulnar side of your wrist.

Specifically, you might have a TFCC ligament injury. The Triangular Fibro-Cartilage Complex (commonly called the TFCC) is one of the most commonly injured structures from a fall on an outstretched hand or with a heavy twisting motion of the wrist. An injury to the TFCC may also occur at the same time you break your wrist and is quite often missed by the emergency department if they’ve only done an x-ray to check the bone injury. The TFCC is the main ligament and support structure on the ulnar side of the wrist that stabilises the forearm against load and rotational forces (such as twisting and grasping objects) TFCC injuries are painful, especially when lifting, carrying objects and loading on your wrist to push/pull.

Consultation with a Hand Therapist is recommended to determine whether you have a TFCC injury, or pain on that side of your wrist to help diagnose the specific problem. Hand Therapists have the specialised skills required to examine a painful wrist and use their knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to prescribe appropriate treatment for each different wrist injury. They can also determine whether you need to see your GP for X-rays, ultrasound or MRI.

Hand Therapy for a TFCC injury may involve:

  • Assessment of your wrist to determine the appropriate treatment approaches specific to your injury
  • Educate you on the specific biomechanics and activities that will aggravate your symptoms – so you can adjust and reduce your pain & allow the injured structure to heal
  • Prescribe the correct splint/orthoses for your needs:
    Option 1: To provide a larger wrist splint to immobilise the wrist (for example a thermoplastic custom-made orthoses)
    Option 2: prescribe a Wrist Widget® splint which takes over for the TFCC and prevents the radius and ulna from spreading which provides pain relied & may allow you to continue training and using your wrist for daily activities while it heals
  • Prescription of graded postural and stabilising exercises at the right stage of your rehabilitation and in a graded-manner, which has been shown to improve pain, strength, stability, and coordination to help you regain normal use of your wrist after injury.

Meet Bethany:

Bethany has almost finished her post-graduate study to become an Accredited Hand Therapist (AHT) through the Australian Hand Therapy Association. Hand Therapists are best positioned to help people recover full hand and arm function back after injury.

After completing her physiotherapy degree in Brisbane at the Australian Catholic University, Bethany moved up to the Sunshine Coast and has always worked within the private physiotherapy clinic setting treating all areas of the body. She has since continued her study in predominately treating shoulder, wrist & hand conditions, but still integrates Clinical Pilates and gym-based rehabilitation into her treatment of the upper extremity.

Bethany loves to see people take control of their health in a holistic manner and loves treating complex injuries. She values building long-term relationships with patients, doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals; working cohesively together to achieve optimal results for her patients. In her downtime, Bethany loves to spend time writing music, surfing & living an active lifestyle outdoors – enjoying the best of the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Bethany is available for Physiotherapy appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

If you would like any more information on Hand Therapy please click here.