General Physiotherapy

Back and pelvic pain

A hands-on approach is important in alleviating backpain and pelvic discomfort.  To minimise the chance of recurrence, an exercise program may be adopted.  This will often include core stability, muscle strength, endurance and co-ordination.  Your program will address your particular problems with relevance to your individual lifestyle.

I am with you throughout your session – Throughout manual therapy, then fine-tuning exercises and educating you so that you can play an active role in your recovery.

Neck pain & headache

Headache often results from dysfunction in the neck.  Accurate diagnosis of such a cervico-genic headache is the first step to successful alleviation.

A hands-on approach is important in alleviating neck pain.  To minimise the chance of recurrence, an exercise program also usually adopted.  Your program will address your particular problems with relevance to your individual lifestyle.

Pregnancy pain & after-birth recovery

For many women, pregnancy causes low back and pelvic pain. 

Physiotherapy can be effective in the control of this pain, using manual therapy and an exercise program.  Educating you to manage your pain is often a key to improving your comfort and ability during this time.  Training in Pilates for pre- and post-natal cases equips me to plan a beneficial exercise program and assist with a guided, cautious return to previous activities.

Other joint issues

Chronic musculo-skeletal condition, such as rheumatoid or osteo-arthritis, cause recurrent episodes of joint or spinal pain and disfunction.  This can lead to a dramatic reduction in your ability to move around, to participate in leisure activities or to complete domestic duties.

Physiotherapy can assist with alleviating symptoms as well as prolonging the good periods and minimising pain and swelling when it does recur.  

When joints are inflamed, or the back is particularly painful, gentle manual therapy is appropriate.  As pain is reduced, a guided exercise program will strengthen the muscles around the effected joint.  We may also include core stability exercises as well as working on strength and endurance.


Following a fracture, the broken bone is usually immobilised with a cast or sometimes requires surgery.  Reduced activity will result in muscle wastage. 

Physiotherapy following surgery or after the cast is removed is important to accurately identify where retraining or strengthening is needed.  Joints may be stiff after immobilisation; this can be addressed with manual therapy and a guided exercise / stretching program.

Pre- and Post-surgery management

Orthopaedic surgery is surgery to muscles or joints.  This includes bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage etc.

Physiotherapy can prepare you for planned surgery such as joint replacements.  This will have you in the best possible condition to manage the surgery and rehabilitation period.

After orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy plays an important role in reducing pain and swelling, regaining joint mobility, maximising your activity level.  Physiotherapy also reduces the chance of recurrence of the injury or condition.

Core strength and control programs including Pilates-style exercising

A personalised exercise program is always a part of recovery and rehabilitation.  Specific muscle activation, strength, endurance and co-ordination must all be considered.  Addressing your specific issues can minimise the incidence of re-injury or discomfort as well as having a positive effect on posture.

Having trained in Clinical Pilates, I see muscle disfunction as a common contribution to injury or pain.  This can be addressed with an individually prescribed exercise regime.

A guided, graded return to activity is also key to minimising risk of re-injury and occurrence of stress/overuse conditions.