Did you know that during the first game back after an injury, the chance of re-injury is 87% higher compared to regular season games. This includes the chance of muscle injury rate being 158% higher!
Returning to sport too soon can lead to an increased rate of re-injury.
This increased injury risk can be attributed to various factors which need to be considered in your rehab.
how long is it going to take until I can play?
This is dependent on factors such as tissue healing, current presentation (e.g. range of motion, strength, biomechanics), sport-specific demands and amount of treatment. For example, a grade 2 hamstring strain can take up to 6 weeks to heal. It is important to note that this does not mean at 6 weeks you can return to sport, as after an injury occurs there is a period of deconditioning and adaptations which occur and need to be addressed. If it is not addressed, this increases your re-injury risk.
how can I return to play as soon as I can?
Common sporting injuries have return-to-sport criteria which need to be met to decrease the risk of re-injury. For example, it is recommended that the injured limb needs to be able to perform testing at 90% compared to the non-injured side. The physiotherapist will discuss this with you and develop a plan on how to get there.
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Here at Physio labs, our exercise classes are semi-supervised and tailored to your specific goals, treatment focus and injury history. Our team is passionate about exercise therapy as a way to relieve your pain, achieve your goals and prevent injury.
Our initial consultation involves assessing your specific impairments (strength, range, and function) as well as your injury history and goals. Following our assessment, your physiotherapist will take you through specific and targeted exercises best suited to you and your history.
The classes themselves are supervised and semi private. This means you will be exercising with up to five other people, all with unique goals of their own. Your physiotherapist will be present at all times.
But what makes our classes so great?
If you’re interested in joining us, check out our website for pricing and timetables for our available classes.
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Whilst the human body is very good at adapting and tolerating forces, injuries occur for multiple reason which are sometimes unavoidable no matter how hard we try (impact/accidents). Fortunately, most injuries can be avoided through self-management techniques. These come in the form of, but not limited to massage, stretching, joint mobilizations, muscle strengthening and activation. The purpose of these techniques is to restore or maintain normal movement and function of the body.
We often force our bodies into suboptimal positions through-out our normal activities of work, exercise and home duties. It would be naive to think this won’t have consequences such as muscle tightness, joint restriction, poor muscle activation and synergy which can have a negative effect of joint and muscle functions. If a joint or muscle doesn't have full movement or function then compensation commonly occurs at another point in the body in order to continue to achieve the task at hand. That’s where these self-management techniques come into play, with their purpose being to restore normal movement and function to the body to avoid compensations.
If we don’t use a joints full movement or a muscles full capacity regularly then we end up with a reduced ability to do so.
Stretching: By exposing our muscles and joints to end of range movements, we're able to maintain the full joint movement and muscle function. This reduces the risk of compensation via other joints and muscles. If tightness prevents our hips from reaching the range required to sit in a chair, then an increased movement and pressure can occur in the lower back, which it isn’t designed for, leading to discomfort from staying in this position for an extended period of time.
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Dry Needling and Acupuncture
Acupuncture and dry needling are forms of treatment where very fine needles are inserted into tissues (pierces the skin) in order to create neurophysiological reactions in the body and stimulate healing.
What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?
Acupuncture is based off traditional Chinese medicine and is used for overall wellness and healing.
Dry needling aims at creating a local twitch response, which is caused by the muscle being stimulated from the needle. This stimulation helps to cause a decrease in pain chemicals, increases blood flow, and helps the overactive muscle fibers to relax.
Common Side Effects
Here at Physiolabs, we are a team of Physiotherapists who use the latest research to get you better quicker. Our team loves to learn, and we care about YOUR results. We pride ourselves on accountability and setting expectations. Being up front and providing clear expectations allows us to create a common goal- your rehabilitation.
Our appointments consist of in-depth questioning, thorough objective measurements and evidence-based treatment approaches. Our clinic has designed minimum standards throughout all locations to provide better outcomes for our patients.
What you put in is what you will get out of your rehab. This is why we give you a take home sheet with all the information that the physiotherapist has discussed with you, including:
Educating you on the condition/ injury is very important to us. Your physiotherapist will discuss many things during your appointments, varying from:
Rehabilitation is a team effort. Let us work together towards your goals.
Watch the video below to see how we treat:
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complimentary Injury evaluation For the local community
At 🧪Physio Labs🧪 We are worried that people will be forced to neglect their health and let 🤕injuries get worse during this 🕐time of uncertainty.
We also want to help relieve the current burden on hospitals and medical centres.
As a service👨⚕️ to help out our community, Physio Labs is opening up
complimentary Injury Evaluations for anyone in the
🧪Northern Gold Coast area
🧪North Brisbane Area
🧪or even the whole of Queensland.
These are for
These sessions will be 💯% complimentary
This is a service for our community
This will be a triage service,
These will be with one of the Physio Labs physios or myself
It will run in a similar fashion to a hospital emergency department admission service.
In the session You will get a face to face either
In the session I will be able to
If you or someone you know
We will need the time to correctly assess you and give you a reccommendation
Bookings are essential
You can avoid a waiting room where
people have other generalised sickness by instead either
visiting or having a video conference with Physio Labs for your injury, muscle ache or pain.
We can then
We don’t want you to make difficult decisions about delaying medical check-ups because
There will be an option to book online coming soon but our girls would love to hear form you.
The Physio Labs family hope you and your family stays safe and healthy in these times
And please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you out in any way.
🧪Yes we are open 🧪
The Australian Government considers Physiotherapy an essential 👩⚕👨⚕health-care service.
We are treating patients in the practice and taking 👀new patients
📋We have a few more screening questions before you book.
We can also offer 💻Telehealth and home visits for NDIS, workcover, and self-paying patients.
We are awaiting information for Medicare and private health.
☎️Give us a call to see what service is right for you
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I just want to assure everyone we have not been bought out!
We are the same people with the same level of service we have always delivered. I wanted to personally introduce you to our new name and Logo.
People are asking Why did we change our name?
After a few years of exciting growth our little company that started with just me and my mum working from a 37 square meter hole in the wall we now have 20+ staff and 2 locations. We have now made the decisision to actively show that we are working aas 1 big team to help you better. By bringing the knowledge and expertise of many great physios into the family.
We felt that we needed to update our brand and message to better reflect:
Who we are ?
What we do different ?
What we have to offer?
How we work together as a team across all our locations?
We are excited to share with you the new Physiolabs brand. We chose the name and logo to Represent the investigation and skill we use to diagnose what is really going on in your body and the method how we help you, our new logo conveys the emphasis that we place on what it really takes to restore your movement. In the beginning I started Ormeau Physio because I and my family had experienced the frustrated lack of quality physiotherapy on the Northern Gold Coast. With a vision for a better experience for both patients and physios we continue to forge a new way to deliver great physiotherapy.
You will continue to receive communication and resources as we roll out the Physiolabs branding and messaging. In the meantime, check out the following:
Our brand new website https://www.physiolabs.com.au/
Check out our sister clinic https://www.physiolabs.com.au/locatio...
We now have a central line 07 5610 1933 this will be answered 24/7 365 days a year by one of our highly trained medical admin staff
keep your eye out for exciting things to come. https://www.physiolabs.com.au/news The whole team is excited to continue to grow and provide an even better physiotherapy experience for you
We look forward to seeing you in the clinic
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we have implemented a new procedure in line with recommendations from the Department of Health.
We will ask you a few extra questions upon booking, to protect the health and safety of all our patients and staff:
When we greet you at reception we won’t shake hands...we are not being rude, just trying to stop the spread!
We have put out extra hand sanitizer and encourage our patients to use it too.
We have increased our cleaning frequency over and above our usual high standards.
For flu-like symptoms without a suspected exposure to coronavirus, we respectfully ask that you reschedule your appointment to when your symptoms have subsided (you do not necessarily need to wait 14 days in this instance). This is an existing protocol we have for typical flu season prevention measures.
If you have been in contact with a confirmed case, we will discuss whether you are considered a CLOSE contact or a CASUAL contact to determine next steps. Next steps may involve a referral to a doctor to see if you need to be tested.
The Dept of Health has created a free online training course for health care workers, but we thought the general community may be interested in it too. It includes tips and tricks to keep yourself and those you care for safe. It’s free to register and enrol. Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/2xLmzDd
News and advice is changing daily and we encourage you to visit the Department of Health site as your primary source of information: https://www.health.gov.au/. Don’t rely on social media (yes we can see the irony with this post!).
Anyone concerned can use the Coronavirus Health Information Line 24/7 on 1800 020 080.
To all our fantastic patients, thank you for supporting our local business and working together to create a strong community spirit.
If you have any questions, please call Physio Labs on 07 5610 1933 or send an email directly to your location:
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Thank you for your support
The Physio Labs Team
A physiotherapist's outlook on low back pain based on research available here.
At Physio Labs we treat your back like it is ours. Our physiotherapists use a variety of treatment techniques including, mobilisations, massage, trigger point techniques, dry-needling/acupuncture, corrective exercise, pilates, posture & biomechanical analysis, strapping, bracing, muscle energy techniques and home exercises to help you rehabilitate quicker. We pride ourselves in diagnosing and giving you a thorough explanation of your back pain. We tailor every treatment to you to help get you back to normal quicker.
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