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At BodyCare Physiotherapy we offer a comprehensive range of treatment options. Contact us to discuss your situation and we will direct you towards the best treatment approach for you.
Physiotherapy focuses on movement as a central component of health and well-being. Through treatment it aims to maintain, improve and restore movement and function after illness, injury or disease to ensure you get back to your best as soon as possible.
Physiotherapists are university-trained professionals with expertise in human movement, biomechanics and anatomy. They assess the mechanical cause of your condition by assessing the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves, then through manual therapy, exercise and education work with you to develop a treatment plan to help get you back to better health.
Manual Therapy involves physical hands-on techniques such as joint, muscle and soft tissue mobilisations and manipulations, aimed at improving movement and reducing pain.
Dry needling is a skilled intervention and Western Medicine’s approach to traditional acupuncture. Based on scientific research, dry needing uses thin needles to target trigger points in the muscles and connective tissue, with the aim of initiating healing, reducing pain and improving function. Dry needling is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments, however please discuss this with your health care professionals to ensure it is the right treatment option for you and your health.
Including muscle stimulation, TENS, Interferential and Ultrasound, Electrotherapy aims to reduce inflammation and stiffness while stimulating muscle activity.
Whether you are an elite athlete or amateur weekend warrior, you are likely to encounter an injury at some point in your training. Our physiotherapists work with you to restore and improve your function using vast knowledge of strength and conditioning, load management, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Exercise is one of the most effective interventions in treating a huge range of injuries and conditions and aims to gradually progress you to maximise improvements and get you back in action as soon as possible. We can provide individualised exercise programs as well as offering a wide range of exercise classes targeted at all levels of injury. We are just as passionate about treating sports as we are about participating in them, so we understand the importance of getting you back to your best as soon as possible.
BodyCare Physiotherapy can assist with workplace pre-employment screening as well as rehabilitation of workplace injuries. We offer rehabilitation from acute treatment, to later stage return-to-work exercise programs and job specific training programs. Our team of physiotherapists are up-to-date with the current best practice and biopsychosocial models of care, offering care for early intervention and WorkCover WA pathways.
BodyCare Physiotherapy has the only onsite hydrotherapy pool in Albany, providing physiotherapy-based exercise in warm 34-degree water. Hydrotherapy benefits rehabilitation by allowing increased buoyancy and greater pain-free movement than on land, so you can exercise earlier and easier without over-stressing your joints.
We offer specific hydrotherapy sessions ranging from post-operative classes to high-level fitness classes. Hydrotherapy is great for post-operative rehab, arthritis, pregnancy related issues, chronic or persistent pain, and general issues with joints, muscles, ligaments and bones that may restrict you from exercising on land. It helps to provide an even compressive force around a joint to minimise swelling and improve mobility, ultimately leading to faster recovery.
A physiotherapy assessment is required before attending our hydrotherapy classes.
Balance & Vestibular Disorders
Steve Sweeney specialises in the assessment and treatment of vertigo, vestibular (inner-ear) and balance problems. Steve’s training and expertise enable him to quickly and effectively treat these conditions and provide specific exercises to enable the system to correct vertigo and imbalance. Many patients experience immediate improvement in symptoms and are able to return to normal activity quickly, reducing downtime from work, sport and daily life. Steve is able to help with many conditions including Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV), Vertigo, age-related deterioration and more.
Pilates is a form of exercise that uses specially designed equipment to improve posture, flexibility, mobility and strength.
Pilates is suitable to all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Pilates has become a popular exercise option because of its versatility and ability to help a wide range of individuals including post injury or surgery, athletes and sports enthusiasts, pre- and postnatal clients and those seeking improvement in posture, balance, coordination, strength, mobility and function. Pilates focuses on building a strong core as the foundation for all activities from exercise to everyday function.
We are currently offering one on one pilates sessions with out trained Clinical Pilates specialists.
We understand that the current global climate has provided uncertain times, and sometimes making an in-clinic appointment can be difficult. That’s why our team offers Telehealth appointments to provide secure video consultations to assess and help manage and treat your injury or condition without you having to leave your home.
A physiotherapy assessment is required before attending our exercise classes so we can ensure the best classes to target your specific needs.
Our classes cater to beginner, intermediate and advanced abilities and include a range of exercise types including pilates, weights, cardio and more. We also offer classes specifically targeted at improving balance, strength and normalising walking patterns after joint replacement surgeries.
Continence & Pelvic Health
Continence & Pelvic Health Physiotherapy focuses on the assessment and treatment of bladder & bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and any concerns durning or after pregnancy.
Our trained physiotherapists can treat problems with bladder & bowel incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, abdominal muscle separation, mastitis, and antenatal & postnatal musculoskeletal pain.
CHilDREN SWIMMING LESSONS
Learning to swim is a vital skill for all children. We are happy to offer swimming lessons for children from 6 months – 4 years of age, as well as after school sessions for children 5 years and over. Run by experienced instructors in accordance with the Royal Life Saving Australia guidelines, our lessons focus on teaching confidence and survival skills in the water, and specialised stroke techniques and stroke correction.
Our small group classes in our heated pool run in line with the school terms. Spaces are limited so enrol early to avoid disappointment.
Our Women’s Health Physio, Sophie, is qualified to assess and treat a range of antenatal & postnatal conditions, including continence, pelvic and lower back pain, abdominal muscle separation and mastitis.
Sophie runs hydrotherapy and gym-based classes for pregnant women in our gym and heated pool. These sessions are a combination of cardio, pelvic floor and pilates-style core exercises, upper limb and lower limb strengthening and relaxation.