New Spinal Decompression therapy now available at our Austral Clinic.

Spinal Decompression also known as Mechanical Traction. Spinal Decompression is a non invasive traction therapy that provides a linear force on the body to create a negative pressure and facilitate realignment of the disc.

 

Mechanical Traction is safe and effective without the normal risks associated with invasive procedures such as injections, anaesthesia or surgery.

The appeal of non-surgical spinal decompression is that it is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, sciatica, disc degeneration, disc bulges, disc herniations, and facet syndrome.

During the treatment, patients will go through the process of traction and relaxation and this will create a vacuum affect and re-position the disc.

In conjunction to realignment of the disc, the vacuum effect will also encourage fresh blood supply which promotes healing.

Individual assessment of patient suitability will occur at the initial consultation however it is often not recommended for patients with severe osteoporosis, severe nerve damage, severely obese or pregnant women.

The treatment will usually take at least 30mins and patients will usually have treatment at least 2-3 times per week.

Call us today 9606 8258 to try this new treatment for lower back pain.

 

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New Age Physio is keeping up with the latest innovations in providing leading edge treatment solutions which is now available at New Age Physiotherapy – Austral

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Low Level Laser Therapy

New Age physiotherapy are proud to be the first physio in area to introduce low level laser therapy treatments into their clinic.

Laser therapy facilitates natural healing by enhancing the body’s immune system response and is known alternatively as cold laser, low level laser therapy, soft laser or photobiomodulation.

The technology involves the use of either a laser diode or light-emitting diodes that emit a specific spectrum of light which is absorbed by the cells of the body.

Why Is It Known As Soft Laser Or Cold Laser?

Low intensity Laser Therapy does not heat, cut or damage tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. The therapy is completely safe with no significant adverse side effects. The specific spectrums of light used in Low Intensity Laser Therapy have been scientifically proven to induce changes in cell physiology.

How Does Photobiomodulation Work?

Once the laser light is absorbed by the cells, a cascade of physiological reactions are initiated leading to a reduction of inflammation, stimulation of cellular repair mechanisms, and healing from trauma and injury.

The result of these processes are the reduction or elimination of symptoms including pain, restored function and improved quality of life. In this way Low intensity Laser Therapy is rehabilitative and in some cases curative.

The physiological effects of Laser Therapy include an increase in:

Protein synthesis

– Collagen, DNA, connective tissue cells (fibroblasts)
– Increased strength of muscles, tendons and ligaments

ATP (adenosine triphosphate)

– The fuel of the cell required in facilitating cell metabolism

Endorphins

– Naturally produced analgesic to reduce the sensation of pain

Stimulation of

– Immune response
– Lymphatic and venous drainage (reduction of swelling/oedema)
– Angiogenesis – formation of new capillaries and arterioles resulting in improved circulation and tissue oxygenation

Clinical Benefits Of Laser Therapy:

▪ Reduces or eliminates pain.

▪ Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals

▪ Restores range of motion and physical function

▪ Non-invasive / Non-toxic

▪ No known significant adverse effects

▪ No drug interactions

▪ Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary

▪ Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies.

Read more here – Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized placebo or active-treatment controlled trials

Low Intensity Laser Treatments are clinically effective for:

Soft Tissue and Sports Injuries

– Ligament/tendon/muscle tears

– Knee dysfunction (meniscal/ligament tears)

– Fractures

Repetitive Strain Injuries

– Rotator Cuff Injuries

– Tennis Elbow/Epicondylitis

– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Inflammatory Conditions

– Tendonitis (supraspinataus/Achilles, etc)

– Plantar

Back Problems

– Degenerative Osteoarthritis

– Spinal Stenosis

– Sciatica

– Disc herniation

– Muscle and joint pain/inflammation

Others

– Temporo-mandibular Joint Dysfunction

– Lymphedema

– Gout

– Neuralgia

– Fibromyalgia

– Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Are there any side effects?

Unlike pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive with no reported significant adverse effects.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments will depend on how long-standing or chronic the condition is and the extent of the pathology involved. Based on the genetic make-up of the cells, an individual’s response to LILT will vary to some degree. A recent clinical review, including 1,000 consecutively treated patients, revealed the average number of treatments to be 9.4.

Call us today we have all the latest technology to assist with speeding up your injury rehabilitation.

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9606 8258

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4774 8881

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Now Available at New Age Physiotherapy

Active Muscles Release Technique

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a highly advanced and specific treatment method for soft tissue injuries, nerve entrapment, and decreased/limited range of motion and flexibility.

Each ART session consists of a combination of both examination of the injured soft tissue and targeted treatment of the area using both practitioner pressure and specific patient movements.

There are over 500 different hand motions used by own practitioners.

Every treatment session is thereby unique and custom made for each patient given the nature and severity of their injury.

The goal of Active Release Techniques is to release scar tissue or adhesions in the muscle and/or fascia (the smooth connective tissue covering of a muscle) that have accumulated over time due to injury or overuse.

The adhesions prevent normal and smooth movement of the tissues with their surrounding structures, inducing a number of problems such as chronic inflammation and hypoxia (low oxygen), pain, fluid accumulation, joint stress and nerve entrapment.

Patients treated with ART typically respond rapidly with decreased pain and increased function, flexibility and mobility.

Call us today to try this new treatment

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Free GaitScan Analysis and Detailed report valued at $90.00 limited to first 20 callers at
New Age Physiotherapy – Austral clinic

What is Gait Scan Analysis and Orthotics

What is a Gait Scan?

The Gait scan is a type of technology our qualified Physiotherapists use at New age Physiotherapy to analyse foot function.

You will walk over a pressure-sensitive platform which is capable of assessing and showing in graphical detail the weight and pressure distribution of each foot that stood on or walked over the mat.

By comparing the results of these scans against the ideal foot function we can determine if there are any problems with the way you walk or place your feet.


Why is it important to analyse your Gait?

Abnormalities in pressure and weight distribution in your foot can cause you many health problems, these are just a few of many:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arch pain/Arch strain
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spur
  • Flat feet
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain



Do I need a Gait Scan?

If you agree with any of the statements below, a Gaitscan could be of great value to you.

  • My feet are sore on a regular basis.
  • I spend a good portion of my day standing or walking on hard surfaces.
  • I play sport or attend the gym regularly.
  • Standing, walking or running gives me joint pain (ankles, knees, hip or back).
  • I have visible foot problems (bunions, fallen arches, corns, etc).
  • One of my legs is shorter than the other.
  • I have knock-knees or bow-legs.
  • My shoes wear out quickly or unevenly.
  • My parents had foot related symptoms.


What will custom orthotics do for me?

Control, guide, limit and/or immobilise an extremity, joint or body segment for your particular situation

  • Restrict movement in a given direction
  • Assist movement generally
  • Reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
  • Aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
  • Correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain.

Free for the First 20 Callers to book your free gait scan screening and analysis. Valued at $90.00

Please mention: free gaitscan when booking

The solution to your problems could be right under your feet…….

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Whether it’s a workplace injury, sport injury, car accident injury, degenerative condition or just aches and pains then New Age Physiotherapy can provide you with a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, education and treatment for all body parts. A detail assessment will initially be conducted to identify the exact location and nature of the injury.

Once the injury has been identified it is important that you understand what is happening and what you can do to best help your injury to improve as quick as possible. Your physiotherapist will then explain your course of treatment. Therefore you will be educated about your injury, activities to avoid, the likely recovery time and specific exercises to help facilitate your recovery.

At New Age Physiotherapy the physiotherapists are APA members and work-cover accredited hence we undertake regular ongoing education for continual improvement of their skills and knowledge. This means that you can be confident that you will be given up to date information about your injury and that the treatment techniques implemented will adhere to the principles of evidence based practice.

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Clinical Pilates is an effective form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing. Pilates Exercises are usually performed using mat work and machine knows reformers and trapeze.

The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. These days, Clinical Pilates is often used in conjunction with physiotherapy as a means of effectively treating a variety of injuries, particularly those of the neck and back.

This is based on clinical studies which show strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with injuries, particularly low back pain.

Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain, pre and post pregnancy related back issues can be resolved with Clinical Pilates.

Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Pilates Principles

There are 6 basic Pilates principles that need to be applied to all Pilates exercises to ensure maximal benefit. These include:

1. Mind and body Concentration

Focus on correct performance of each Pilates exercise and the specific muscles involved.

2. Centering of your spine

Focus on achieving neutral spine and activating the core stabilising muscles (pelvic floor and transversus abdominus) to support the lower back and pelvis. (To learn how to activate these stabilising muscles see Pilates – Before You Start).

3. Control your body movements

Maintain optimal posture and control with all movements.

4. Flowing Movement

Work smoothly and efficiently with all movements.

5. Control and Precision

Perform each Pilates exercise with attention to detail to ensure correct technique.

6. Focus on deep abdominal Breathing

Maintain relaxed, normal breathing throughout all Pilates exercises. Do not hold your breath.

To see if Pilates would benefit you call us today

We now have in our Austral clinic a private pilates studio with 2 refomers, half trapeze and wunda chair.

Call us to for a private or group pilates class (all private health fund rebates and care plans accepted)

All our physiotherapist are qualified registered practitioners who can guide you with safe effective Clinical Pilates exercising in strengthening your body and enhancing your body movements.

We have recently built our multi-million dollar purpose built Physiotherapy centre and Allied Health Centre in the heart of Austral.

We also now have a fully aircon Pilates studio and private treatment room to deliver most modern state of art health care centre in Sydney South West.

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Ph: 4774 8884 (Bringelly)

Our clinics in Austral is conveniently situated just 15 minutes from Liverpool and just 10 minutes from Casula and Carnes Hill Shopping Centre

New Age Physiotherapy provides a comprehensive range massages therapist including:

  • Remedial Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Ultrasound massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cupping therapy

Massage therapy is an effective treatment option for patients suffering chronic pain, stress and muscular tension .it can also assist athletics recovering from serious sporting injuries or accidents to office workers with chronic shoulder and neck tension. It is the most relaxing approach in providing long-term relief from muscular tension associated with lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, and tension headaches.

So whether you’re feeling tight,run down, fatigued from clocking up the hours at work, lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day, on the road to recovery from an injury is just a phone call away.

Health Fund rebates are available for most health funds, and all of our therapists are APA member and WorkCover accredited therapist

Give the gift of healing!

Why not give a family member, friend or colleague a New Age Physiotherapy massage Gift voucher.

We offer vouchers which are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

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Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease. The use of water for therapy has been around for hundreds of years, as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans, and forms an integral part in many traditional medicine systems. Learn why it is so beneficial for your health.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Hydrotherapy treatments include saunas, steam baths, foot baths, sitz baths, and the application of cold and hot water compresses.

Father Sebastian Kneipp, a 19th century Bavarian monk, is said to be the father of hydrotherapy. Kneipp believed that disease could be cured by using water to eliminate waste from the body. Hydrotherapy is popular in Europe and Asia, where people “take the waters” at hot springs and mineral springs. In North America, it is often recommended as self-care by naturopathic doctors.

There is a physiological basis to hydrotherapy. Cold is stimulating, and it causes superficial blood vessels to constrict, shunting the blood to internal organs. Hot water is relaxing, causes blood vessels to dilate, and removes wastes from body tissues. Alternating hot can cold water also improves elimination, decreases inflammation, and stimulates circulation.

When submerged in a body of water such as a bath or a pool, there is a kind of weightlessness, as the water relieves your body of much of the effects of gravity. Water also has a hydrostatic effect and has a massage-like feeling as the water gently kneads your body. Water, when it is moving, stimulates the touch receptors on the skin, increasing blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.

Your physiotherapist will co-ordinate your hydrotherapy program to assist in your injury rehabililation. Classes are run at purpose built indoor hydrotherapy pool Liverpool Whitlam Centre.

Who benefits from hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy aids in pain reduction, muscle strength, joint flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and ambulation skills. Hence it is beneficial for those who have:

Chronic pain

Osteoarthritis and advanced osteoporosis

Muscle strain or tears

Low back pain

Spinal cord injuries

Post polio syndrome

Shoulder, neck, back and pelvic injuries

Cardiac conditions

Obesity

Bone, joint, or muscle disorders

Neurological Impairments

Cerebral Palsy and Stroke

Post operative ankle, knee, hip and spine surgeries

It is also commonly used for relaxation and to maintain a person’s state of health. Hydrotherapy is also excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:

dramatically increasing the elimination of waste, thus assisting detoxification

loosening tense, tight muscles and encouraging relaxation

increasing the metabolic rate and digestion activity

hydrating the cells, improving skin and muscle tone

boosting the immune system, allowing it to function more efficiently

improving the function of the internal organs by stimulating their blood supply

Contraindications for Hydrotherapy

Cold baths should not be used for young children or the elderly. Sauna baths should be avoided by people that suffer from heart conditions.

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Why Exercise?

Structured physical activity or exercise is a popular pursuit amongst older persons and can be of considerable benefit given the physical declines associated with ageing. The following section is intended to provide accurate, practical information regarding the adoption and continuation of physical activity and its importance to older persons.

The Ageing Body

As we age, a great number of structural and functional transformations occur leading to a decline in “optimal” physical capacity. While our level of activity affects some of these changes, others bear little relationship to the quantity of exercise performed. Age-related changes in skin composition (texture, etc.), vision, hair colour, hearing, etc. take place irrespective of an individual’s level of physical fitness.

However, other factors such as breathing capacity, heart function, muscle strength, etc. are heavily influenced by one’s level of fitness.

The Body’s Response to Exercise

The human body generally responds well to physical exercise and substantial improvements may be anticipated in heart and lung function, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and one’s ability to respond to stimulii.

Some of the more noticeable changes to exercise may include:

Increased bone strength;

Increased physical work capacity (one’s ability to perform physical work);

Increased joint range of motion or flexibility;

Improved sense of well being;

Increased muscular strength;

Improved glucose regulation (very favourable for diabetics);

Decreased blood pressure;

Improved sleep patterns and levels of anxiety.

Indeed, exercise can have a profound effect upon older persons with the most “unfit” usually experiencing the greatest benefits.

The Exercise Program

When prescribing exercise, health professionals will usually talk about 3 important factors, namely: intensity, duration and frequency.

Intensity

The intensity of exercise refers to the amount of effort put into an exercise. Intensity is usually measured by assessing the heart rate during exercise. As a general rule, the intensity of exercise should not exceed certain limits. If monitoring heart rate use the simple equation – 200 minus your age (in years) to estimate the working heart rate you should remain under.

Of course ‘listening to your own body’ can be just as important and reliable in determining whether or not you are exercising at a sufficient intensity. Accordingly, a feeling of mild fatigue should be your aim immediately following a bout of exercise.

Duration

The duration of exercise refers to the actual time spent performing an activity. It is generally accepted that to improve cardiorespiratory or “heart” fitness you should aim to achieve 30 minutes of exercise on most (if not all) days of the week. However, recent studies have shown that favourable “health” benefits can be achieved from as little as 5 minutes continuous exercise, repeated several times per day.

Frequency

The frequency of exercise refers to the number of occasions per week that activity should be undertaken. The accepted frequency, in order to achieve cardiorespiratory or “heart” fitness is 3 to 5 sessions per week. However, positive benefits have been shown to occur from as little as 2 sessions per week.

The most important element of exercise prescription is the notion that activity should become a “life-long” habit and not merely a passing “fad”.

Practical Advice

There are certain things you should be aware of before commencing any program of physical activity. General advice includes the following:

Contact should be made with your Physiotherapist prior to commencing a program.

Set short term goals rather than long term aims;

Take account of existing conditions and choose an appropriate activity that you will enjoy;

Try to exercise in a group setting and walk in safe areas with a partner, if possible;

Ease steadily into an exercise program by beginning with low intensity, low frequency activity and proceed slowly;

Postpone your exercise if you have a temporary illness or when the weather is extremely hot or humid;

Set aside a specific time of the day to do your exercise;

Start a regular routine by exercising every other day;

Stop exercising and consult your Doctor if any of the following occur: nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, tightness in the chest or persistent muscle soreness.

Avoid any exercise that hurts. Movements should be gentle and comfortable.

Avoid exercises such as deep knee bends and rapid or vigorous turning of the head and neck.

Observe the adage “No gain when in pain”

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What are Orthotics?

These are specially designed devices that are worn inside the shoe to control abnormal foot function and/or accommodate painful areas of the foot. Properly designed foot orthotics may compensate for impaired foot function, by controlling abnormal motion across the joints of the foot. This may result in dramatic improvement in foot symptoms. Functional foot orthotics are usually made from rigid materials, especially plastics and carbon-fibre composites. They are constructed upon a plaster impression of the feet, and modified based on the podiatrist’s/physiotherapist’s evaluation of your problem. They are normally quite comfortable, and do not feel hard or uncomfortable in the shoe.

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Orthotics can help manage your:

Heel pain, Flat feet, Sore feet, Plantar Fascilitis, Heel Spur, Ball of foot pain, Bunions, Shin pain.

Sports/Walking Orthotics

Designed for the active individual for use in an athletic-style shoe. These offer maximum benefits by providing excellent foot and leg function. Protects against injury by providing superior shock absorption. Great for golf, running, and all high impact sports.

Product description: Semi-rigid, moulded shell with soft cover extending to toes (full innersole). Dense, shock absorbing material under ball of the foot. Has extra deep heel cup for maximum control of foot function.

casual

Casual Orthotics for Men or Woman

Designed for everyday use in casual, low-heeled shoes. Provides relief of everyday pain and fatigue by supporting the foot in its ideal position within the shoe.

Product description: Semi-rigid molded shell with no cover. Takes up the minimum amount of space, yet still controls foot function.

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Fashion Orthotics for Women

Designed for fashionable women’s shoes with a heel. These offer support and relief of postural and foot pains associated with women’s dress shoes. For those times when a woman has to dress up and other shoes will not do.

Product description: Semi-rigid, moulded shell with no cover. Takes up the minimum amount of space, yet still controls foot function.

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Diabetic and Sensitive Feet Orthotics

Designed for those individuals who need both protection and accommodation in their feet. Ideally suited for the older individual who has sensitive feet. Also ideal for diabetics who need protection of sensitive feet or diabetic neuropathy or ulcers. Fits roomier shoes.

Product description: Full-length, soft-moulded shell. Providing maximum protection against friction and shock-absorption at the same time. Provides good control of foot function.

children

Children’s Orthotics

Designed for that still developing individual who needs support. Will help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with flat feet by gently guiding the foot into a more normal and optimal position. Fits virtually all children’s shoes. Product description: Rigid-moulded shell with extra-deep heel cup. Provides maximum control of foot function in the still flexible growing foot.

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Ski/Skate Orthotics

Designed for use in a narrow shoe such as a ski boot or skate (either ice or roller). In these sports, it is essential that motion of the foot be “balanced” and perpendicular to the ground. When the arch collapses, there is a corresponding rolling-in of the foot and excess pressure on the inside of the ski or skate, resulting in poor performance. The orthotic also dramatically improves the fit of the boot, increasing not only performance of the sport, but comfort

Product description: Semi-rigid shell with cover extending to toes (full length). Soft material under ball of foot moulds to the shape of the toes, resulting in greater control of the ski or skate. Also has an attached strap for easy removal from boot.

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What is it?

Pilates is a body conditioning program which focuses on developing controlled and balanced movement. It was first conceived in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, and incorporates exercising with spring-loaded equipment in functional movement patterns. Pilates teaches the body to work utilising a stable low-back and pelvis region, allowing you to move with greater efficiency, and with overall improved body mechanics.

More recently, physiotherapists have combined their knowledge of spinal dysfunction with Pilates concepts, to provide safe and effective exercise programs to assist with the management, and prevention of low-back pain and other spinal conditions. Pilates uses a wide range of exercises from very to simple to the more difficult and advanced. These exercises can be tailored specifically to meet your individual needs.

How it works?

Pilates works by helping to activate the correct deep abdominal and back muscles that provide support to the low-back and pelvis. These muscles wrap around the back like a natural back brace. At Austral New Age Physiotherapy, we utilise the latest machines, devices and equipment to assist in your back strengthening.

What can Clinical Pilates can do for you?Ÿ

  • Improved flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved stabilisation of the spine.
  • Greater awareness of posture.
  • Safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries.
  • Balanced muscular strength on both sides of the body.
  • Enhanced muscular control of the back and limbs.
  • Improved physical coordination and balance.
  • Relaxation of the shoulders, neck and upper back.
  • Aids in prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.

Who can Pilates help?

Pilates can accommodate everyone, from those seeking to improve their fitness and well-being, to the elite athlete. Pilates can also assist pre and post pregnancy, osteoporosis, acute or chronic low back and/or neck pain, poor posture, arthritis, knee and ankle injuries, and shoulder rehabilitation.

Why choose Pilates with a Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist can combine their knowledge of Pathology, Posture and Muscle Retraining to assess and prescribe a suitable program to those people with an underlying injury or problem.

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What is Acupuncture / Dry Needling?

Acupuncture is a form of treatment used in both Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is based on the principle that there are energetic pathways, or channels, throughout the body that influence associated internal organs and structures. Energy from these pathways surfaces at various points on the body, identified as acupuncture points. Each of these acupuncture points serves as a tunnel, or access route, to the deeper circulatory channels within. Extremely fine gauge needles are inserted at selected points, stimulating these points and thereby activating the body natural healing abilities.

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Studies have found that painful tight areas in muscles almost always harbour trigger points, which are surrounded by numerous chemicals known to cause inflammation and pain. Muscles which contain these Trigger Points are also known to have abnormal electrical activity called “end plate noise”, which sends abnormal, (noxious) electrical impulses to the spinal cord . This abnormal chemical and electrical environment severely affects the muscle’s cellular metabolism resulting in muscle contraction and compression of local blood vessels & nerves. This causes an “energy crisis”, resulting in a self-perpetuating cycle of pain, inflammation & contraction.

How does it work?

When a needle is successfully inserted into a trigger point it causes a local twitch response – LTR, studies have shown that once the LTR has been elicited the electrical and chemical environment within the muscle returns to normal and the muscle “lets go”. This normalises blood flow and allows proper cellular function to return. There is also a release of specific chemicals which help repair and rebuild damaged tissue in the area.

Many people experience fairly immediate changes after treatment as the muscle begins to relax and “lets go”. The full effects of a dry needle treatment are usually realised in about 8 -10 days as the effected tissue completes a repair and regeneration process. In some cases it may take up to 5 to 10 sessions to eradicate all active and latent trigger points. Chronic conditions that have been concurrent for years, will have more wide spread changes in muscle and soft tissue structures due to compensatory movement and holding patterns, which usually require a more comprehensive rehabilitation program.

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  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Cecil hills
  • Middleton Grange
  • Leppington
  • Denham Court
  • Green Valley
  • Edmondson Park
  • Horningsea Park
  • Prestons
  • Glenfield
  • Casula
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Kemps Creek
  • Bringelly
  • Rossmore
  • Catherine fields
  • Oran Park
  • Gregory Hills
  • Gledswood Hills
  • Liverpool
  • Lurnea
  • Cartwright

Functional Movement Screening (FMS) now available at New Age Physiotherapy Austral. (Claimable under health fund rebates and care plans)

Our Physiotherapists is now certified with the FMS level 1 and 2 qualifications. Which means all clients now have access functional testing screen to highlight movement dysfunction as well deploying the latest rehabilitation exercises to help get “move well.” “Move often”

What is FMS?

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool used to identify asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movements.

The screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.

Who is this for?

*All sporting athletes who want to get more performance

*Anyone who likes health and fitness

*Anyone who just want to move better and not be in pain

We can made you better, faster and stronger by following the fms performance pyramid.

Call us today for FMS assessment with our movement specialist team.

9606 8258 or book online

Our fracture clinic provides you with Doctors/GP’s who are available onsite at our New Age Physiotherapy Centre. You can get your injuries assessed immediately by our onsite GP whether you have suffered a fall or accident that has resulted in broken bones. Our fracture clinic can manage arm fractures, wrist fractures, hand fractures, finger fractures and leg fractures. Our doctors will send you for an immediate X-ray to determine the most effective management for your injury. Once determined your physiotherapist can apply any plastering or casting that may be required. No more waiting for countless hours at the Emergency Department.

Fibreglass / plaster casting and splinting service

We apply and remove casts. Fibreglass casting is the most desirable type of cast for individuals who have a fracture. Fibreglass is lighter than plaster and is also able to get wet. Splinting is thermoplastic material designed to be heated and moulded to any desired shape. It is used to support a joint, especially whilst a ligament is recovering. This type of splint can be removed and re-applied as often as required

Servicing your Suburb >>

  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Cecil hills
  • Middleton Grange
  • Leppington
  • Denham Court
  • Green Valley
  • Edmondson Park
  • Horningsea Park
  • Prestons
  • Glenfield
  • Casula
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Kemps Creek
  • Bringelly
  • Rossmore
  • Catherine fields
  • Oran Park
  • Gregory Hills
  • Gledswood Hills
  • Liverpool
  • Lurnea
  • Cartwright

Physiotherapy is critical immediately after your orthopadic operation and should start as soon as possible. Since you don’t have these surgeries everyday it is essential you commence your physio rehabilitation immediately and follow your Specialist post-operative protocols.

post-operative-physio

At New Age Physiotherapy, we’ll happily assist you in your post-operative care. We work closely with Sydney best Orthopadic Surgeons and we have the latest post-operative physiotherapy protocols. We’ll happily liase with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.

We are able to supply any Post-operative aid required for your rehab:

Crutches, Walking Frames, CAM Walkers, Slings, Braces

Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care

Shoulder

Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Capsulotomy, Fracture

Elbow

Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture

Wrist & Hand

Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs

Hip

Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture

Knee

Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture

Calf

Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy

Ankle & Foot

Ankle Reconstruction, Ligment Repairs, Arthroscope, Fracture, Spur Removal, Bunionectomy

Spine (Neck & Back)

Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation

At New Age Physio we’ll work with you to develop a tailor made rehabilitation program to ensure you make the best possible recovery in the quickest time. Whatever your needs, we’ll get you back to your work, sport or day to day activites ASAP.

If you have been a surgical patient, it is not necessary to obtain a referral from your specialist to return to post-operative physiotherapy. However, it is always beneficial to inform your surgeon that you would like to return for post-operative care at New Age Physio .

You can make an appointment with New Age Physio at any stage. This is especially important if you believe you are not making satisfactory progress in your recovery, or if your mobility is compromised.

Servicing your Suburb >>

  • West Hoxton
  • Hoxton Park
  • Cecil hills
  • Middleton Grange
  • Leppington
  • Denham Court
  • Green Valley
  • Edmondson Park
  • Horningsea Park
  • Prestons
  • Glenfield
  • Casula
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Kemps Creek
  • Bringelly
  • Rossmore
  • Catherine fields
  • Oran Park
  • Gregory Hills
  • Gledswood Hills
  • Liverpool
  • Lurnea
  • Cartwright