Expert Sports Physiotherapists
At Orthology Physio, we really understand sports and their associated injuries. Within our team of physios, we have intimate experience with rugby union, AFL, league, American football, marathon running, pilates, surf life saving, surfing, swimming, tennis, snowboarding, hockey, yoga, rock climbing – and that’s just to name a few! We know how frustrating it is when a sport injury keeps you from participating in the sports you love.
With our expert knowledge of sports injuries and rehabilitation, we can get you back on the field or pitch or into the pool or surf sooner – and keep you there. We’re focused on outcome-based physiotherapy, on addressing the present problem as well as building up strength to prevent the problem from reoccurring. You’ll have an expert sports physio to work with you through your recovery and make any alterations needed to your ongoing plan.
Whether you’ve rolled an ankle, pulled a shoulder, or taken a tumble, we can set you on the path to recovery. With two clinics located in West Perth and Cottesloe, we’re ideally located for Shenton Park, Subiaco, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Dalkeith, and Claremont sport enthusiasts. Book in for an appointment today.
Treat Back Pain at ORTHOLOGY PHYSIO
From an annoying little twinge to a more serious injury, back pain needs to be taken seriously. With such a wide variety of types and causes of back pain, it is recommended that you see a professional to diagnose your problems and set in place an expert recovery plan.
At Orthology Physio, we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and set you on the path to being pain-free. Interconnected as the back and spine are with the muscular, nervous, and skeleton systems within your body, problems located there can often be caused by or causing problems in other parts of the body. With our expertise and state-of-the-art technology, we can locate the root cause of your pain and tackle it there.
Many back and spine problems are caused by weak core muscles, which leave the spine without proper support. To help clients with this problem, we offer Clinical Pilates, an exercise regime that targets these muscles and gently builds them up.
To book in for an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page. We have two clinics in Perth, with one ideally located for Subiaco residents.
Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation
At Orthology Physio we work in close collaboration with leading Orthopaedic Surgeons, Specialists, Sports Physicians, Rheumatologists and Radiologists. These relationships solidified over two decades, gives us and our patient’s unique access to these busy leaders of musculo-skeletal medicine, many of whom are our patients themselves.
This relationship continues seamlessly for post operative patients in house within Bethesda Private Hospital, or indeed after any hospitalisation, allowing continuation of care from hospital back to the full resumption of daily activities.
At Orthology Physio we help with all pain and dysfunction stemming from any joint. Be it Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Hand or Foot.
At Orthology Physio we have a special interest in the treatment of headaches. These can commonly be caused by stiff or inflamed neck and jaw joints, tight muscles, poor posture, poor ergonomics and weak muscles. We can help with these causes as well as the implementation of preventive strategies and self treatment regimes to make headaches a thing of the past.
Pre & Post Natal Physiotherapy
We love to help mothers throughout their pregnancy and beyond. We can help with back and neck pain, incontinence, hydro therapy, pelvic floor retraining and return to fitness.
Motor Vehicle & Work Injuries
At Orthology we are experts in recovery from motor vehicle and work related injuries. Here we use our Professional Sport experience with patients to ensure rehabilitation occurs as efficiently as possible, as we do in Professional Sport.
Why Bike Fit?
In Australian society, cycling is becoming more and more popular whether commuting to work, mountain biking on the weekend, training for competition or simply enjoying a casual ride.
Bike Fit is integral in preventing musculoskeletal injuries, providing ample comfort when riding and ensures optimal power, efficiency, aerodynamics and performance.
When riding on an ill-fitting bike you are at risk of muscle length discrepancies, decreased power and efficiency. Most importantly you will be more susceptible to many repetitive strain injuries which can result in a multitude of medical fees!
To prevent this, we address the cause of the problem first not the repercussions of the problem.
What to Expect
During your one-hour session at Orthology Physio you will undergo a comprehensive assessment in order to professionally assess and make the adequate changes to the bike ensuring you are getting the best out of your bike whilst preventing injuries. We begin by taking a thorough history about your cycling experience and take note of your goals. We then undertake a thorough measurement of your:
- musculoskeletal system, such as muscle length, flexibility, core strength and alignment of your body on your bike.
- Anthropometric’s such as leg length and joint angles allowing us to accurately determine the correct parameters of your bike.
- Bike measurements, such as crank length, seat incline, handlebar angle and joint angles whilst on the bike and precisely analyse your technique.
What to Bring
- Your bike (road bike, mountain bike, track bike or recreational bike)
- Your cycling cleats or shoes
- Bike Shorts (knicks)
- Your private health card as you can claim a rebate instantly on your private health fund.
Why Choose a Physiotherapist?
A Physiotherapist has studied four years at University level to become an expert in Bio-mechanical analysis during sporting activities. This allows the Physiotherapist to have a greater understanding of how muscles, joint angles and forces all interact with each other in order to create elite performance.
Your Physiotherapist can also take into account any pre-existing injuries or susceptibilities and modify your bike accordingly.
What is Gaitscan?
Orthotics are devices worn in your shoes that provide correction to your feet, helping them to function more efficiently. Poor foot function and alignment may be the cause of various pains such as foot, knee, hip and back pain.
We facilitate custom fitted orthotic prescription for our patients through Elite Feet Orthotics, located in the West Perth facility. Foot Specialist and Leading Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Ben Hewitt, supplies this cutting edge service using “Gaitscan” computer technology. Conveniently we can arrange an appointment for this service without a referral.
Gaitscan is a state of the art computer hardware and software system that helps assess and analyze your feet. This analysis combined with our experience and knowledge detects abnormal foot function which may be affecting other parts of your body.
Despite the vital role of foot mechanics in good health, until very recently there has been no way of accurately measuring how the foot functions as we walk.
The foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 seconds when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running, far too fast to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye, even for the most experienced practitioner.
Custom orthotics have been used to control foot function for many years, but their prescription has relied on outdated methods of assessment like plaster casts and video (walking) analysis. These assessment methods are not able to correctly determine how the foot functions as we walk and so are not fully accurate in diagnosis and treatment.
Computer Analysis of the Moving Foot
Digital gait scanning technology allows us for the first time to truly understand how forces and the timing of those forces occur across the foot as we walk. By comparing the results of these scans against the ideal foot function, in addition to having an in-depth understanding of biomechanics, common misalignments of the foot, postural assessment and other health and lifestyle factors that are relevant to the patient, effective treatment can be delivered.
How Does Gaitscan work?
- Scans the foot – As you walk across the pressure plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.
- Maps Foot Pressure – From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual representations of the pressure under your foot. You can see where you have too much or too little pressure.
- Prints a Report – The information is then summarized in a report that can be printed. The report findings will help evaluate your foot function and determine if the pain you are experiencing is related to faulty foot function.
- Determines the need for Orthotic Therapy – The information from this report will assist your practitioner to determine if you need orthotic prescription.
- Data is sent to the Lab -When it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy your information is then sent securely to the laboratory. From there, your custom made orthotics are manufactured specifically for you and your feet.
Where misalignments of the foot are the cause of abnormal foot function (as is considered to be the case for around 70% of the population), a Gaitscan assessment is able to detect problems even before resultant pain and dysfunction develop.
By controlling and optimising foot function even without existing pain and dysfunction, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing some of the many related health problems later in life.
Better Orthotic Solutions
It is now possible to prescribe a high quality, semi-rigid, thermoplastic memory orthotic that gently and consistently facilitates a more natural foot movement and alignment with every single step. This realigns and stabilizes the bones in your feet, restoring natural walking patterns. These advances make the orthotic very comfortable to wear and allows easy fitting in all casual and sporting footwear, unlike traditional orthotics.
Could Gaitscan Help You?
If any of the statements below pertain to you, a Gaitscan could be of great benefit to your body.
- 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 regularly.
- Standing, walking or running gives me joint pain (ankles, knees, hip or back).
- I am over 40 years old.
- 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.
Call the dedicated orthotic appointment phone line: 9212 4283