All our physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in dealing with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain. We use a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy to ensure you make a quick and complete recovery. If we are unable to help you, we will endeavour to refer you to a suitable specialist.
Sports Therapy and return to Sport Testing
The most important aspect of returning to sport quickly after injury is to have a plan of re-introduction to training and appropriate time to start playing again. Our physiotherapists are able to devise a progression of exercises and drills for training, and estimate accurate targets for when it is safe and sensible to return to sport.
Our physiotherapists are able to provide screening in relation to specific sports. A screen includes a series of sports specific tests done by a physiotherapist from which a list of deficiencies are made. Based on these deficiencies, an exercise program is devised to address them before they contribute to an injury that may cause time in season to be missed.
Have you had an Arthroscope, Reconstruction or Replacement? Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic provides a friendly atmosphere for you to rehabilitate in. Your rehabilitation will be supervised by an experienced physio in our air-conditioned gym and will coincide with others who have had the same or similar operations, giving you extra support and motivation.
Prehabilitation is an exercise program undertaken prior to surgery, designed to:
- Increase strength and range of motion of both upper and lower limbs
- Increase balance, endurance and joint awareness
- Increase both core abdominal and upper body strength for greater control of gait aids
Preparation before surgery provides the best launching pad for a successful recovery.
Post-Op Rehabilitation Kits
Our post-op rehabilitation kits allow you to perform your rehabilitation exercises in the comfort of your own home, helping you to recover faster from your surgery. We endeavour to provide these kits at minimal cost whilst still including the standard of equipment you need. Two kits are on offer – one for Total Knee Joint Replacement (TKJR) patients, and one for Total Hip Joint Replacement (THJR) patients. The kits are available for $35 and include the following equipment:
- An exercise bag to hold the equipment
- A slide board (sized appropriately to THJR or TKJR)
- A seat belt strap for TKJR patients
- A quadriceps fulcrum roll
- A Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic water bottle
Pilates is a very popular exercise regime for strength, balance, stability and treatment of spinal conditions. Our fully qualified physiotherapists will book an initial session to assess your needs and tailor a program for you. This can then be followed with one on one or one on two sessions at a reduced rate, or you may join one of our small group sessions. Please ask to speak to one of our qualified physiotherapists for more information or to book a time.
Balance for Life
Our new Balance for Life program is for anyone who wants to maintain or improve their strength and balance with a view to reducing the risk of falls and remaining independent and active. An initial assessment is followed by a 12 week program and a final assessment. Costs vary depending on the program recommended for you and your level of Health Extras cover. Please talk to our receptionists about your individual circumstances.
Hawthorn Physiotherapy Clinic also offers remedial and sports massage therapy to complement your physiotherapy treatment. Charles is a member of the Australian Massage Therapy Association and can provide remedial or sports massages. Massages are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Treatments may be covered by your health care fund.