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Dynamic Stability Physiotherapy is a caring, professional team, providing both musculoskeletal physiotherapy and women's health physiotherapy assessment and treatment. Dynamic Stability Physiotherapy. Our team of professional staff has a broad range experiences and interests combined with enthusiasm and compassion. We care for people from all walks of life - from the elite levels Olympians to the weekend gardeners, and weekday school students.
Here at Dynamic Stability We treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Sports Injuries
- Neck & Back Pain
- Muscular Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Shoulder Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Knee and Ankle Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Pre & Post-natal Concerns
Our team of professional physiotherapy staff has a broad range We understand that injuries and pain make normal activities challenging often make life stressful. Thus, we want to alleviate this and strive to create a positive experience from the first time you contact us. Our highly qualified and experienced team is specially trained to:
- Spinal Management
- Movement and Function Improvement
- Mobility and Stability Strengthening
- Provide Preventative Health Care Advice
Our care for you begins with a comprehensive assessment follow by an individualised treatment. Our physiotherapist will work with you to achieve attainable clinical goals. This involves an integrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and clinical techniques, including:
- dry needling
- exercise therapy
- pain management
- rehabilitation following surgery
- postural re-education
Dynamic Stability Physiotherapy in Richmond is recognised by all leading insurance companies and private medical insurers. Physiotherapy services are regularly requested by case managers and solicitors. For pensioners with chronic conditions, we also offer Enhance Primary Care (EPC) services via Medicare.
Being nice isn't just enough. Our aim is to provide you with a total care and returning you to activities and enjoyment of life as soon as possible. Thus, we will liaise with your GP, medical specialists, other healthcare members (myotherapist, chiropractors etc) where possible, throughout your rehabilitation program.
Our innovative and skilled physios can deliver unmatched physiotherapy services for the entire Melbourne metropolitan area. Some common injuries encountered as a consequence of participating in sports are:
There are many reasons why head pain occurs. If you suffer from headaches you might like to check with your doctor before consulting a physiotherapist. If you choose to go straight to a physiotherapist for an assessment then you can be reassured that we will take a detailed history and perform a careful examination.
Tension headaches, as they are called, can arise from irritation of the structures between the base of the skull, and the top two vertebrae: the atlas and the axis.
Physiotherapy research into the characteristics of what are known as cervical headaches has found them to occur frequently, several times each week, often starting in the morning, on waking, to occur predominantly on one side of the head, either at the back of the head or behind the eye and often to be associated with a feeling of neck pain and stiffness. A patient with this type of headache will often respond really well to treatment by physiotherapy, and can learn how to look after the neck so that the headaches do not recur.
The shoulder or gleno-humeral joint is an intricate arrangement - loads of movement is available in just about every direction, but stability is limited, so this has to be provided by the muscles and ligaments surrounding it. The head of the humerus (the long bone of the upper arm) moves on the glenoid, a slightly convex surface on the outer aspect of the shoulder blade. The collar bone also connects with a part of the shoulder blade called the acromion. The muscles surrounding the joint, running between the humerus and shoulder blade are known as the rotator cuff.
Shoulder dislocation occurs relatively easily, once the dislocation is treated it is important to get all the muscles back in good working order. Shoulders can become painful and restricted seemingly out of the blue, and the term frozen shoulder is quite often used.
Shoulder problems need really careful examination, they can be very difficult to diagnose because the whole mechanism is so intricate. Not only that, a significant number of pain patterns will appear to be arising from the shoulder when in fact the problem lies in the neck and the pain is actually referred to the shoulder, shoulder blade or down the arm.
Common types of shoulder problems treated are:
- Shoulder Impingement
- Frozen Shoulder
- Sterno-clavicular Pain
- Fractured Clavicle
- AC Joint Pain
- Spinal Problems
Back and neck pain are a big problem for many of the patients of Dynamic Stability. If you have back pain, however severe it may be, other people can't see it. Time and again patients with back pain will say to me: "I had no idea it could be this bad." If you've had a severe bout of back pain, you will know only too well how disabling it feels, as if even the slightest movement is going to make it so much worse. Your body seems to be telling you to stay absolutely still. Yet we know from many research papers that the sooner you get moving the better it will be for your back.
Of course it is important to get your back thoroughly examined and in a tiny percentage of cases surgery will be required but the vast majority of patients with back pain will benefit from appropriate manipulation and exercise.
Common types of back and neck pain treated are:
- Acute low back pain
- Prolapsed disc
- Facet Joint Pain
- Sciatic pain
- Sacral Iliac Joint Pain
- Whiplash Injuries
Hip pain often arises from reduced mobility in the hip joint. This joint is extremely mobile but sedentary western living makes hardly any use of the available range. The ball and socket mechanism of the hip joint needs to be lubricated across the entire surface to ensure nutrition of the cartilage. Otherwise the cartilage surface tends to deteriorate. Without use the muscles, ligaments and tendons around the hip become distorted and weak. It's a good example of the "use it or lose it" adage.
Common reasons for pain around the hip are:
- Arthritis of the hip
- Groin Strain
- Buttock Pain
- Performance Pain
A common cause of knee pain is retro patellar pain, (pain behind the kneecap). The kneecap is actually enclosed within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle (four muscles on the front of the thigh) The balance between the muscles needs to be just right so that the knee cap sits centrally over the knee. If the balance goes off then the muscles tend to pull the kneecap sideways (usually towards the outer aspect) on the knee. This causes friction between the back of the kneecap and the front of the femur, leading to inflammation.
The knee has a complex arrangement of ligaments that can be damaged when the knee gets twisted under force and the inside of the knee becomes overstretched. It is also possible to tear the ligaments in the knee, this can occur following a fall, skiing or playing sport.
The front of the thigh is also a common site of common sporting injuries such as Quadriceps muscle tears. Dynamic Stability has treated many people with tears successfully, allowing them to return to their sport as soon as possible.
Knee arthritis is very common, especially in over 50's. Arthritis is generally referred to the 'wear and tear' process as joints age. This causes pain, swelling and restricted mobility.
One of the commonest injuries at the ankle is an ankle sprain. This is a sprain of the ligament (running from bone to bone) on the outer aspect, from the base of the fibula to the calcaneus. Easily done, by missing your footing, or slipping, the foot turns in and the lower leg doesn't. The fibres of the ligament are over-stretched to varying degrees depending on the force involved.
Achilles Pain is an extremely common injury especially among distance runners. Injury to the Achilles tendon occurs when the load applied to the tendon, either in a single episode or, more often, over a period of time exceeds the ability of the tendon to endure that load.
Although it is believed to be the thickest and most robust tendon in the body, damage does sometimes occur to the Achilles Tendon causing an extremely painful injury. Achilles Tendonitis is the irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
Contact us about further information regarding our physiotherapy clinic in Melbourne. Call us on 9428 3330