Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is a hands on based treatment which includes joint mobilisation and manipulation, muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part or work against the clinician's resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.
Involves the insertion of fine filament needles directly into myofascial trigger points (pin pointing specific areas, targeting deeper muscles and joints, reducing muscle spasm and scar tissue along with the treatment of chronic injuries such as tendinitis and repetitive strain injuries.
Rehabilitation for Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accident victims and Department of Veteran's Affairs. A referral is required by your GP for the treatment of any injuries sustained at your place of work or if you are involved in a car or motorbike accident and wish to go through a claimable insurance body. This also applies to Veterans who have injured themselves.
A collaborative team approach between our physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologist provide individually tailored home exercise programs to prevent falls and fall injuries in the elderly.
We are one of only 3 Newcastle physiotherapy practices that conduct Functional Pre-employment assessments
Our Women's Health physiotherapist has had specialist training in this field to teach you how to massage your baby effectively and correctly, this will often only require one treatment session.
Treatment and management of pregnancy related back pain. Our Women's Health physiotherapist has attended specialist training to teach you specific pregnancy stretches and a back strengthening program which will provide you with relief as your pregnancy progresses.
We are able to provide you with pregnancy belts that will give you the support you require throughout your pregnancy.
Casting and splinting helps stabilise fractures, reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasm. Lower limb fractures normally require approximately 6 weeks of immobilisation. Upper limbs around 4 weeks. Casting materials used are either Plaster or waterproof fibre glass. Additionally we are able to fit a Cam Boot Walker at your doctor's request if the fracture is not too serious or post cast removal if necessary.
We provide a wide range of taping techniques used to support, stabilise and facilitate optimal joint movement in both the acute or chronic phases of treatment. We use both Kinesio and rigid tape depending on the injury and stage of rehabilitation.
At NIP your physiotherapist will work closely with your Orthopaedic Specialist providing progress reports on how you are progressing with your rehabilitation on a regular basis. This means that we have a thorough understanding of the post-surgical protocols of your surgeon.
Some of the surgeries we have extensive experience with include
NIP has well established relationships with some of the leading Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Physicians and Rheumatologists in the Newcastle and Central Coast regions.
Headaches are frequently caused by joint/muscular dysfunction in the neck, poor posture, stress or increased tension. Physiotherapy can assist in the management of headaches and migraines by addressing musculoskeletal dysfunction in your neck, thoracic spine and shoulders.
Following a thorough assessment your physiotherapy treatment may consist of: