We have 7 highly experienced physiotherapists and a full time remedial massage therapist, so you have your choice of male or female physiotherapists. We have 2 locations on the Gold Coast at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach.
Our Burleigh Heads physio and allied health practice has a gym, with exercise bike, treadmill, weights and Pilates reformer and trapeze table, so we can get you fit and back to your sport and healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.
You do not need a referral to come see a physiotherapist unless you are using EPC (Care Plan from a GP), Workcover or CTP.
What to Expect?
On your initial consult your Physiotherapist will ask you a few questions to obtain a greater understanding about your injury, be it acute (e.g. sprained ankle / other sports injury, soft tissue injury or workplace injury) or chronic (e.g. frozen shoulder, sciatica or lower back pain), how it behaves and what activities/goals you’d like to achieve.
They will then perform some physical tests to help form an accurate diagnosis. This may require you to expose the area around your injury or do some exercise so you may want to wear loose fitting or appropriate clothing.
Your Physiotherapist will then educate you regarding your injury and explain how long it may take to improve and what you need to do to get you back to your best!
The following treatment options may be suggested;
Manual Therapy is a term used to describe any “hands-on” technique used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders and can include massage, joint mobilisations/manipulations and trigger point release therapy. It can be used to help regain range of movement, decrease inflammation, aid in tissue repair and overall improve function to get you back to your best.
Manual therapy is often used in Spinal Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy.
Core Control Exercise
Core Control Exercise programs use springs for resistance and to give proprioceptive feedback. By using the reformer and the trapeze table, we can offer many benefits over traditional gym strengthening. It involves specifically targeting your core muscles to increase muscle tone, strength, flexibility and improved overall mobility and movement control. Core Control uses Clinical Pilates informed exercises and is great for anyone but particularly those with injuries, weak muscles and bad posture because it encourages you to strengthen your problem areas so you work hard but with low impact. It is proven treatment for prevention and rehabilitation of lower back / spinal pain and is run by our Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists so can be tailored for you and your particular injury or fitness level. Talk to any of our physiotherapists to see if you would benefit from Core Control Exercise. (Burleigh Heads clinic only)
Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy)
Hydrotherapy is ideal for early rehabilitation for the relief of severe lower back pain, osteoarthritis, and post-orthopaedic injury, such as ankle/leg fractures, shoulder surgery and hip/knee replacements. This is done at the purpose-built hydrotherapy pool at the Palm Beach Olympic Pool Centre.
Gym Visits and Rehabilitation Services
Our Gym Visits are different to what you may have experienced before. We will provide you with individualised strength and fitness programs, at YOUR gym. This can be helpful to address any muscle imbalances, improve/correct technique and help achieve your goals.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage is a great way to reduce muscle soreness and tightness and can aid your recovery from injury. We also have a specialised Pregnancy massage table, and a therapist who specialises in Pregnancy Massage (available at Burleigh Heads clinic only).
Women’s Health Physiotherapy
Women's Health Physiotherapy involves our specially trained female Physiotherapists performing an accurate assessment and treatment of your pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, in the security of a private room. Specific retraining of these muscles is essential to maintain long-term improvement of your pelvic floor, so you can laugh, cough, lift, jump etc, without fear.
Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy
Our female physiotherapists are highly qualified to help you with any musculo-skeletal conditions that can arise during or after your pregnancy. These conditions include spinal and pelvic pain and instability, mastitis and breast engorgement, pelvic floor weakness and separated tummy muscles (rectus diastasis). Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of these pregnancy specific issues.
Paediatric Physiotherapy is a form of Physiotherapy that specialises in treating babies, children and adolescents to improve coordination, posture, and movement as they grow and develop.
Dietetics and Nutrition
Dietetics and Nutrition advice is available at both our Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach clinics.
You will receive a healthy eating plan and specific advice about nutrition for any symptoms you may have. Comprehensive health programs, including recovery and rejuvenation programs and menu planning are available.
A Podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists treat patients of all ages including children and the elderly. We offer Podiatry at both our Gold Coast physio centres - Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach.
Orthotics and Braces
We offer fitting of customised Orthotics/braces/supportive devices. This can be particularly useful for management of acute low back pain, shin splints and carpal tunnel syndrome. Other conditions treated with Orthotics are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, knee pain and some sports injuries.
The technique of Dry Needling involves the use of acupuncture needles to stimulate trigger points in the muscle and connective tissue,which decreases pain and allows for better movement of the affected area.
Our Physiotherapists may use equipment such Ultrasound (high frequency sound waves), Interferential Therapy and TENS (both devices deliver an electric current to the skin) to speed up your recovery from injury.
Taping or strapping is another technique used by Physiotherapists. Tape is attached to the skin to keep muscles joints and bones in a specific position. It may also be used to offload a nerve, muscle, ligament or joint. This allows the tissue to heal and recover more quickly. Taping often restricts specific movements, reduces pain and provides support to the injured area. It can also provide neuromuscular feedback and is often used when postural changes are required.
Transversus Abdominis Retraining
Your transversus abdominis muscle makes up the inner most part of your abdominal wall. It wraps all the way around your trunk from your lumbar spine on both sides to your pelvis and ribs at the front. For some patients with low back pain (especially chronic low back pain), it is extremely important to retrain this muscle to help prevent further injury. Your physiotherapist can teach you how to switch on these muscles. Once you have mastered the basic contraction, your physiotherapist will progress your exercise program. This may incorporate Clinical Pilates, a Gym Program or Aquatic Physiotherapy (“hydrotherapy”).
We offer video analysis of your running technique. This can help your podiatrist to analyse the cause of your running pain, and correct it. (Burleigh Heads clinic only)