Physiotherapy and Exercise
We want you to have a long term solution to your injuries, not just short term pain relief
Treatment – As part of your program
It’s usually not EITHER treatment OR exercise,
but BOTH. Hands on treatment techniques, such as mobilisation, manipulation and massage help in conjunction with exercise to improve the function
of an area.
The role of hands-on treatment is to restore the normal movement of these joints (breakdown or guide the appropriate movement of the scar tissue). Combined with strengthening work from Clinical Exercise and Pilates, hands-on treatment is a powerful addition to restoring normal movement and function.
in a normal program, we would combine your exercises with some hands-on in the room as needed. There is no need to book a further appointment for this, it is part of your regular sessions
It is very hard to achieve these goals without appropriate supervision. Subtle and important ways you move and do exercises is the difference between just doing an exercise and achieving an outcome from the program.
All the staff are qualified allied health professionals (physiotherapists, exercise physiologists or osteopaths). We have extensive and on-going training in human movement, injury recovery and performance training. Therefore we can change, correct a movement or subtly change an exercise so that you get exactly what you want from the action.
It is our job to make sure you are positioned properly, the weight is correct to achieve the best result and progressed as appropriate.
Your initial Physiotherapy/Exercise Physiology assessment at MD Health involves a complete analysis of your injury or pain.
This is extremely important as the biomechanical effects from one area may be contributing to another.
Following your assessment our clinicians will design a detailed treatment plan and recommendations specific to your needs.
They will go through the issues in detail, including a written treatment plan letter e-mailed to you within 24 hours.
Treatment is always specific and tailored, and will often be a combination:
Exercise, including Clinical Exercise and Pilates
Home exercisesdepending on your needs
Most conditions take longer than 1 session to make a significant change, therefore the clinician will recommend either:
The number of session and the time frame to get your desired outcome
If it is likely to take more than a few sessions, we would usually recommend commencing our Clinical Exercises and Pilates program, which is usually cheaper and better for long term outcomes.
At MD Health our clinical staff are both Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. We often are asked what is the difference between these two professions…
Both Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are University qualified Allied Health professionals that have four-five years of training to gain the knowledge and skills to treat and manage a wide range of health conditions. Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists have an in-depth knowledge of the human body and in particular the musculoskeletal system. In addition to this, they need also need to understand an individual’s medical history and any changes to ensure they are prescribing the appropriate exercises and/or treatment to deliver the best outcome for every client.
In general, Exercise Physiologists focus mainly on exercise, with little focus on hands-on treatment. however, at MD Health both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists are taught to treat with exercise and hands-on treatment so the approach is the same.
Every year all the clinical staff at MD Health must continue to complete professional development to be approved by their governing body and Medicare to continue to practice as an Allied Health practitioner.
The difference is usually the amount of private health rebate paid for each type of service, so ask at reception on how
it may effect your rebate
MD Health’s 13 week program
Getting started with MD Health is easy.
Just follow these steps and be on your way to feel the benefits!
BOOK AN ASSESSMENT
Our Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists will talk to you about your short-term and long-term goals and write you a specialised treatment plan.
WE'LL WRITE YOU UP A TREATMENT PLAN
Following your assessment our Physiotherapist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist will write you up a detailed and personalised treatment plan.
CLINICAL EXERCISE & PILATES TWICE A WEEK
After your asessment we recommend coming in to complete Clinical Exercise & Pilates twice a week to get the most of our your program and see the best results.
COMPLETE THE 13 WEEK PROGRAM
Once you’ve completed your 13 Week Program at MD Health we;’ll conduct a 30 minute re-assessment to check in and see how you’re progressing towards achieving your goals. You’ll then automatically join our MD Health Club and receive the benefits of discounted Gold Membership Pricing and free sessions!