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Physiotherapy involves both hands-on and hands-off  non-invasive treatment methods to restore movement, relieve pain and prevent further injury.

Our treatment methods include:

  • Soft tissue release techniques such as soft and deep tissue massage
  • Rehabilitation exercises to strengthen muscles, increase mobility, improve function
  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques
  • Dry-needling
  • Pilates-based strength and rehabilitation exercises
  • Education and Management: providing insight in your injury and how to manage it.

As qualified, highly skilled allied healthcare professionals, our physiotherapists work with you 1-on-1 to find the underlying cause of your pain, muscle stiffness, injury or lack of mobility in order to provide a tailored treatment plan that will improve your quality of life so you can feel like yourself again. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I see a physiotherapist?

You can see a physiotherapist at anytime, without a referral from a doctor or healthcare professional.

You don’t even have to have an injury or be in pain – seeing a Physiotherapist for prevention of injury programs is important for work and life.

We provide education and guidance for when it’s safe to return to your sport or other physical activity; movement assessment and rehabilitation; and ergonomic assessments to help prevent injury or pain in the workplace.

Physiotherapists are well-known for helping athletes to perform at their best, rehabilitate after an injury and reduce risk of new or repeated injuries – but did you know that physiotherapists do much more than this.

As physiotherapists we are licensed health professionals who use scientifically proven treatment methods to improve and maintain your health so you can enjoy your life. 

Whether you want to be able to enjoy the simple things like being able to take your dog on a daily walk, make the most out of your weekend warrior routine or you’re a highly trained athlete heading overseas for international competition – we’ll help you achieve your personal goals.

We work with you as your first contact practitioner or alongside your GP, specialist or other healthcare professional as part of your treatment team to improve your health outcomes and overall sense of well-being so that you can get back to work, participate in activities you enjoy and feel like yourself again.

Whether you have an acute injury or a chronic condition, our physiotherapists provide you with a tailored treatment plan to alleviate pain, stiffness, muscle tension and weakness whilst restoring function and preventing further injury.

What services can a physiotherapist offer?

Physiotherapists not only help to improve athletic performance and rehabilitate people after injury – physiotherapists are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help each and every individual get more out of life through holistic healing practices.

Here’s just some of the many reasons why patients come to see us at Aspire Physiotherapy:

  • Conquer pain
  • Improve function
  • Restore movement
  • Assist with workplace injuries
  • Help you stay fit and healthy
  • Recover and rehabilitate from sporting injury
  • Resolve back and neck pain
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Prevent workplace injury
  • Get back in shape
  • Resolve chronic pain and stiffness without surgery
  • Manage arthritis
What is the AxIT System and how can it help me?

At Aspire we combine the skills of a trained physiotherapist with the cutting edge technology and measurement tool – the AxIT system.

Developed and manufactured in Australia by “Strength by Numbers”, AxIT allows us to create a complete performance assessment of strength and power for almost any muscle in your body.

With live feedback that is measurable and comprehensive this system allows us to generate a complete treatment or training plan.

The data the system provides is designed to help you see the progress you make along your own journey with us so you can follow the progress of your training or treatment program.

Find out more about the AxIT System and how it can help you.

Will physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapy goes beyond the treatment of musculoskeletal injury, rehabilitation and prevention.

At the outset, we ask you about your goals and discuss the results you can expect from our work together.

By diagnosing your problem and gaining a deep understanding of your lifestyle, activities and general health we can design an appropriate treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and desired outcomes.

Our goal as physiotherapists is to improve your quality of life by alleviating issues associated with injury, lifestyle diseases, chronic conditions, pelvic floor issues, muscle tension and muscle weakness.

This includes:

  • Osteoarthritis & Joint Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Postnatal recovery
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headaches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Jaw Pain
  • Headaches
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Back and neck pain 

If you’re still unsure of whether or not you will benefit from physiotherapy, chat with us today or contact us.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

Your first appointment will run for approximately 40 minutes and will include:

1) History and Initial Assessment: You will be asked questions about your health history and undergo a physical exam and evaluation of your posture, movement, flexibility, muscle performance and joint mobility

2) Diagnosis and Treatment Plan: Clinical diagnosis, prognosis, tailored treatment plan and discussion of short and long term goals

3) Treatment Session: You will undergo a hands on treatment session tailored to you based on the physiotherapists evaluation and diagnosis.

4) Self Management & Follow-Ups: Your physiotherapist will discuss what you need to do next to keep on track with your tailored treatment plan.

How quickly should I expect results?

The time it takes for you to begin seeing noticeable change and results will depend on your diagnosis and will be discussed with you as part of your first appointment.

Generally soft tissue injuries take at least 6-8 weeks to heal, and we see a gradual improvement over this time, while in contrast, pain that is the result of muscle tension may resolve significantly after your first visit.

To help you keep on track with your short and long term goals we will discuss the results you can expect as part of your treatment plan so you can assess improvement as you undergo physiotherapy.

Are all physiotherapists the same?

Whilst physiotherapists are all licensed and trained to provide hands-on treatments to restore movement, relieve pain and prevent further injury there are a number of specialty fields within physiotherapy – these include:

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: To help people with heart and lung issues – particularly to help improve stamina and endurance.

Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy: To resolve pelvic pain, injury or weakness in men and women and restore function

Gerontological Physiotherapy: To help with mobility restriction and ailments that affect older patients including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, hip and joint replacements, risk of falls, arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Lymphoedema Physiotherapy: To drain fluid that accumulates as a result of lymphoedema and other similar conditions

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: For musculoskeletal injuries dealing with tendons, muscles, ligaments, bones and fascias.

Neurological Physiotherapy: For people afflicted with neurological disorders or rehabilitating from neurological injury such as stroke, paralysis, weakness and muscle atrophy.

Occupational Health Physiotherapy: Assess and manage risk of workplace injury in line with occupational health and safety laws

Paediatric Physiotherapy: For conditions that affect infants, children and adolescents, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and developmental delay.

Pain Physiotherapy: Understand the interactions between a person’s biological, psychological and social factors to manage pain promote recovery from acute and chronic pain issues.

Palliative Care Physiotherapy: Provide relief from pain and other distressing and debilitating symptoms that occur for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist: Helping athletes improve muscle strength, mobility and stability for a particular sport like basketball, boxing, golf, running and helping patients recover from injury and prevent further injury whilst achieving fitness and health goals

Dance Physiotherapy: Dancers require a unique understanding of what they do and how their body moves

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury our team members work across a range of specialty physiotherapy areas including sports and exercise physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, pain physiotherapy, occupational physiotherapy and lymphoedema physiotherapy.

Find out more about our physiotherapists and their specialty areas.

Should I see a doctor before seeing a physiotherapist?

You can see a physiotherapist at anytime, without a referral from a doctor or healthcare professional. We can work with your doctor if necessary should there be a need to do so but a large proportion of patients don’t require further medical intervention.

If you are making a WorkCover claim then you will need to have a current workers compensation medical certificate from your doctor with physiotherapy marked in the medical management section in order to visit a physiotherapist under workers compensation.

Got a different question or not sure if we can help you, call us now on (08) 9770 1107.

Book your next appointment today

Covid-19/Coronavirus update

 

With the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic the world is facing an uncertain and challenging time. As your healthcare partner, we understand and share the concern and anxiety you may feel about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bunbury, WA, Australia and globally.

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is always our highest priority.

To ensure we can continue to offer the high-quality physiotherapy service our clients have become accustomed to, we are taking additional infection control measures to mitigate the risk of infection. The systems we have put in place are guided by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (our professional body) and the Department of Health, and will be monitored and updated accordingly as the pandemic evolves inline with their recommendations.

As a relatively small practice, the number of people we interact with is limited and considered low-volume. We have cancelled our group rehabilitation and pilates sessions and have spread out our appointment times to minimise the congregation of people and allow for our disinfection procedures between appointments. Clients have the option to wait in their car and be notified once the physiotherapist is available (simply phone us upon arrival).

As part of our infection control system we ask our clients to contact us by phone / email to reschedule their appointment if any of the following apply:

  • Symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue and/or shortness of breath.
  • Recent travel (within 14 days of the scheduled appointment). 
  • Been in contact with person with confirmed Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

Please be vigilant, and if unsure please contact us before attending your appointment.

Thank you for your trust and support as we continue to keep our focus on the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

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