LifeFit Physiotherapy

LifeFit Physiotherapy Sportsfit. Workfit. Lifefit. Book an Appointment: 9587 1444
  • Sports
    Rehab

    Sports Rehabilitation

    LifeFit Physiotherapy specialises in the treatment of all sporting injuries including the prevention of further injury. We are able to treat athletes of all levels of ability given our strong commitment to detailed assessment of biomechanics and mechanism of injury. We can also help enhance performance in elite athletes and are able to prescribe exercise programs suitable to every patients’ needs. We are committed to timely rehabilitation and return to sport whilst liaising with your GP, specialist and coach.

    LifeFit Physiotherapy has had long term involvement with numerous soccer teams including St George FC, Fraser Park FC and Carss Park FC as well as the NSW Waratahs Rugby.

  • Workers
    Comp &
    CTP Claims

    Workers Compensation
    & CTP Claims

    All our physiotherapists are WorkCover and CTP approved practitioners who can assist with injuries which are work-related or caused by motor vehicle accidents.

    Our physiotherapists understand that this is can be a stressful time and endeavour to communicate closely with your nominated treating doctor to facilitate an efficient return to work.

  • Post
    Operative
    Rehab

    Post Operative Rehabilitation

    LifeFit Physiotherapy has a strong link with the local specialists and surgeons to ensure each patient has successful and efficient rehabilitation from surgery.

    Rehabilitation may involve adhering to a post operative protocol or tailoring your program to fit your individual needs. LifeFit Physiotherapy aims to work collaboratively with each patient to achieve their goals of returning to sport, work or daily activity.

    Physiotherapy can be useful to either delay or prevent surgery altogether however, should surgery be the only solution, physiotherapy can be useful for numerous operations including arthroscopy, spinal surgery and joint reconstruction or replacement.

     

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  • Casting &
    Splinting

    Casting and Splinting

    Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists are trained in the unique skill of casting and splinting to immobilise or passively assist joints and muscles to return to function.

    Casting is usually applied to fractures to immobilise the joint and hence provide correct positioning of the fractured bone.

    At LifeFit Physiotherapy, we use both waterproof and non-waterproof fibreglass casts depending on a patient’s individual needs. Splinting is usually a non-circumferential custom made brace made from thermoplastic material and aimed at unloading tendons, muscles and/or joints.

  • Braces &
    Camwalker Boots

    Braces and Camwalker Boots

    LifeFit Physiotherapy provides a wide range of equipment and supports to assist rehabilitation of your injury.

    The benefit of purchasing braces and supports through your physiotherapist is the confidence in knowing that your brace is suited to your individual needs and that it is well fitted. Examples of the braces and supports we offer include:

    • Range of motion braces
      for knee or elbow
    • Camwalker boots
    • Wrist braces
    • Thumb supports
    • Slings
    • Tapes and bandages
    • Theraband
    • Pregnancy and lumbar
      spine support braces

    LifeFit Physiotherapy can also provide a
    number of other specialised
    rehabilitation equipment and aides.

     

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  • Hand
    Therapy

    Hand Therapy

    Hand Therapy is a type of rehabilitation for patients with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremities. Treatment may be provided by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, both of which are available at LifeFit Physiotherapy.

    Types of treatment techniques include:

    • Preventative, non-operative
      or conservative treatment
    • Management of acute or chronic
      pain including arthritis
    • Desensitisation following nerve
      injury or trauma
    • Sensory re-education after
      nerve injury
    • Design and implementation
      of home exercise programs
      to increase motion, dexterity,
      and/or strength
    • Splint fabrication for prevention or
      correction of injury
    • Training in the performance of daily
      life skills through adapted
      methods and equipment
    • Conditioning prior to returning
      to work

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  • Massage
    Therapy

    Massage Therapy

    Remedial massage therapy involves a systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue of the body to assist in rehabilitation, muscle tension, pain and injury management.

    It is also useful for the non-injured person who requires tension relief and relaxation. Incorporating specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints, massage has the ability to restore one’s body physically, mentally and spiritually.

    The benefits include:

    • Stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed
    • Calming of the peripheral nervous
      system to ease pain and discomfort
    • Improved health of the cells
    • Tissue repair
    • Speeding up muscle recovery by
      eliminating irritation from waste and
      reducing fatigue which enables more productive training
    • Easing of stiffness and tension
    • Toning and relaxing of muscles to
      improve joint mobility

     

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  • Hydro
    therapy

    Hydrotherapy

    Hydrotherapy, or Aquatic Physiotherapy, is a specific form of physiotherapy treatment conducted in a heated pool. Hydrotherapy combines both hands-on pool physiotherapy and specifically designed exercises (different to swimming or aqua aerobics) supervised by physiotherapists with specific training in hydrotherapy.

    Our physiotherapists are in the water throughout the session to instruct clients. Hydrotherapy sessions are conducted at the Lyons Hydrotherapy Pool at St George Hospital.

    Patients do not need to be able to swim in order to benefit from hydrotherapy.

    Benefits include:

    • Muscular relaxation and decreased
      muscle spasm due to the pool
      temperature increasing circulation
    • Decreased pain due to warmth and
      support
    • Increased muscle strength and
      endurance due to the greater
      resistance in water
    • Improvement in swelling due to
      hydrostatic pressure
    • Enhanced balance and stabilisation
    • Improved confidence to move better

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  • Exercise
    Prescription

    Exercise Prescription

    Our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists are highly skilled in the area of individual exercise prescription.

    Exercise may be prescribed for musculoskeletal injuries, work-related injuries, pre and post operative rehabilitation and neurological conditions.

    Due to the specific and unique needs and interests of each patient, the goal of exercise prescription involves successful integration of exercise principles and behavioural techniques to motivate the participant to be compliant and therefore, achieve their goals.

  • Continence
    & Women's Health

    Continence and Women's Health

    Women’s health and continence physiotherapists specialise in the management of conditions unique to women. Our female physiotherapists are clinicians with expertise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment or management of pelvic floor problems including:

    • Urinary incontinence, frequency
      or poor bladder control
    • Bowel incontinence and
      constipation
    • Over active bladder and urge
      incontinence
    • Pregnancy and post-natal care
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Pelvic pain
  • Pre & Post
    Natal Care

    Pre & Post Natal Care

    Our physiotherapists are trained to assist women throughout the changes that occur during and after pregnancy; specifically to the muscles, ligaments and joints. Physiotherapy can provide expert care, advice, positioning, massage, relaxation and coping strategies.

    Physiotherapy can help to reduce the following symptoms:

    • Back and neck pain
    • Pelvic pain
    • Abdominal muscle weakness
    • Breast problems
    • Incontinence and prolapse
  • Orthotic
    Prescription

    Orthotic Prescription

    Orthotics are customised heat moulded shoe inserts which aid in improving alignment or biomechanics when walking, running and standing.

    Orthotic prescription is based on individual assessment of static positioning and dynamic biomechanics. Poor foot positioning can cause injury to the foot and can also be translated to the knees, hips and lumbar spine.

    The aim of orthotic prescription is to re-align the foot into the most biomechanically advantageous position and thus reduce loads on your lower limbs and spine.