Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

From Aches And Pains To Surgical Rehabilitation, We've Got You Covered.

Shire Doctors and Dentists are pleased to provide high-quality health care services for everyone, located conveniently next door to Sutherland Hospital. One of our services is physiotherapy, where the goal is to treat injuries, disease, and musculoskeletal disorders through education, manual therapy and exercise.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians aged 45 years and over experience chronic pain? If you are part of this statistic and looking for a solution; this is where our physiotherapists can help.

Our team understands and sympathises with chronic pain sufferers, as these long-term conditions can truly have a detrimental impact on life. We want to help people with all different forms of pain, and have experience in managing and treating a range of physio-related issues, from occupational health to injury rehabilitation.

Diagnosis & Treatment

At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we aim to accurately diagnose and treat your problems, not just the symptoms. The goal is for you to walk away from your appointments with a thorough understanding of your condition, treatment options, and a comprehensive management plan.  

We work with you to develop practical treatment plans that emphasise education and suitable exercise prescription, taking into consideration your personal situation. One of the most satisfying parts of our job is investigating and diagnosing an old injury, resolving an issue that’s been causing long-term discomfort, so you can get moving again!

Physiotherapist Services Available at Shire Doctors and Dentists

Our experienced physiotherapists are dedicated to providing treatments such as:

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Pain in the neck and shoulders are areas that our physiotherapists have plenty of experience dealing with. Our professional team works with you to assess and treat the underlying cause(s) to ensure a quick recovery and to lower the probability of re-injury.

Expect to be educated about what’s going on in your body so you are on board with your personalised treatment plan. We help to treat these common conditions and injuries:

Neck Area

Cervicogenic Headache, Muscular Pain, Joint Dysfunction, and Disc Bulges.

Shoulder Area

Muscular Pain, Sprains, Strains, and Rotator Cuff Injuries.

Back Pain Clinic at Shire Doctors and Dentists

Shire Doctors and Dentists have a clinic for anyone with back problems. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in the back and neck areas, including posture-related issues:

Our team includes our specialist general medical practitioner, physiotherapist, clinical nurse, and dietician. All are available onsite in Shire Doctors and Dentists in Caringbah.

What Can Your Back Pain Clinic Do For Me?

Initially, our team examines the concerns you are facing with your back or neck. The doctors will involve you in a comprehensive medical examination and assessment.

We request that you provide any recent radiology investigations you may have done (X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, or MRIs) and any specialist medical reports. A clear and accurate diagnosis of your medical condition is paramount to the success of your rehabilitation program.

Our specialist exercise physiotherapist will participate in the follow-up to this assessment. We will formulate a plan to start you on your way back to better back health and general fitness. Additionally, there may be a need to involve our dietician to provide further input to your plan.

We aim to alleviate your pain and discomfort by promoting strategies to relieve you of that burden. It’s all about reaching the goal of less discomfort and the increased ability to do the things you need and want to do. That means more movement, more activity, and eventually, a more enjoyable life!

What Can Your Back Pain Clinic Do For Me?

We initiate pain management techniques such as:

Good posture control techniques we promote include:

Rehabilitation (From an Injury or Surgery)

Orthopaedic and post-surgical patients are seen as a priority as our goal is to assist their recovery and return to full function.

Our well-trained staff will provide personalised treatment and a comprehensive recovery plan which will assist patients to recover safely from an accident or surgery.

Our Areas of Experience:

Chronic Pain

If you’ve had symptoms for three months or more, this could be considered chronic pain. Getting the right advice from experienced clinicians is the first step to gaining perspective and clarity on your condition.

Chronic pain is often treated with medication to help manage pain – such as paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) – but in more serious cases, patients may need to receive hospital treatment.

Here are three common behavioural risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing chronic pain (AIHW):

WeightObesity or being overweight is frequently associated with joint and back pain due to the increased pressure on these regions of the body.
Physical ActivityLow levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviours are both linked to chronic pain.
SmokingIndividuals who smoke are more likely to have chronic pain conditions such as back pain, fibromyalgia, and migraines.

Sports Injuries

Pushed too hard? We all do it. Our physiotherapists will help you get back to doing what you love as soon as it’s safe, as well as teach you how to prevent further injury in the future.

We diagnose and treat sports-related injuries including:

Maintenance for Athletes

We love all sports. If you’re seriously into it or even professionally, we’d love to be a part of your training and recovery program! We understand that physiotherapists play a big role in helping athletes of all ages and levels of ability to improve their performance.  

Ready to Get Back to Doing the Things You Love? See Your Local Physiotherapist in the Shire Today

Our physiotherapy team at Shire Doctors and Dentists helps to diagnose and treat muscular and joint issues, chronic pain, and everything in between. We take the time to work out why you are experiencing pain and use our experience and knowledge to devise a treatment plan to have you feeling good again.

Organise a consultation with the best physiotherapist in the Shire today on +02 9063 8650!