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Physiotherapy

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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. General practitioners refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.

Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. They are experts in movement and function, working with their patients to assist them in overcoming movement disorders. Those disorders may have been present from birth, acquired through an accident or injury, or may be the result of ageing or life-changing events.

A doctor’s referral is not required, to see a physiotherapist. Often physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals will work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.

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How does it work, to heal you?

A good physiotherapist, is extra popular and can often be a little harder to get in to see.  They’re able to successfully treat a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries or aggravations, generally within 3-6 visits – depending on the nature of the condition and its severity.

Treatments may involve combinations of manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, lifestyle advice, therapeutic exercise, education and electro-physical modalities.

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Why are we different?

Our physiotherapists work closely with our chiropractic, podiatry and exercise physiology team members and often co-treat to improve outcomes. 

We utilise assessment and treatment techniques derived from the most recent research and are committed to providing treatment programs based on the most current scientific evidence.  Our emphasis is focused on manual therapy (a ‘hands-on’ approach), therapeutic exercise and soft tissue massage, but also use electrotherapy, taping, dry needling and postural retraining where required.

With memberships in the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Australia, our physiotherapists are constantly updating their knowledge, skills and awareness of the latest advances in treatment.

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While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:


  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Experienced Physiotherapists and Physio assistants
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Complementary tea and coffee
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Fully equipped rehab gym for when required
  • Both male and female physiotherapists to suit your preference
 
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Physiotherapy services available:


Physiotherapy is heavily reliant on evidence-based research. Our physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:

  • Neuro-musculoskeletal (back & neck pain, headaches, whiplash associated disorders, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel, sprains and joint problems)
  • Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
  • Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)
  • Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's)
 
 

Harry Coonan

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

For Harry, there’s nothing more rewarding than helping a patient improve their mobility, movement or manage an injury. Often working as part of multi-modality team, he treats a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries and aggravations, and is always aiming to improve the quality of movement.

 
 

Dervla Murphy

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Tyack Health Head of Physiotherapy)

Dervla graduated from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Ireland in 2007. She has a friendly and motivating personality with a passion for working within the musculoskeletal setting and working with clients to achieve their treatment goals using hands on treatment and exercise prescription to help prevent reoccurrence.

 
 

Sean Thomson

BPhty (Hons)

A hardworking and keen sportsman, Sean has extensive experience in caring for his own physical health. As a physiotherapist, he freely shares that knowledge and loves building relationships that help people re-establish their mobility and return to an active lifestyle.

 
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Why Choose Physiotherapy?


  • Physiotherapy adopts a multiple-systems approach to musculo-skeletal disorders.  This means treating joints, muscles, nerve tissue and others.
  • Our Physiotherapists provide treatment of spinal pain (neck or back), sport injuries (such as tennis elbow or ankle sprains), neck-related headaches, whiplash injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse injuries etc.
  • Our Physiotherapists provide instruction on long term self management of chronic musculo-skeletal conditions.
  • Physiotherapy can enhance recovery from acute injuries.

Physiotherapy patients participate in a complete system of assessment and treatment, which aims at treating all of the different aspects of the condition.  Physiotherapists utilise broad varying techniques, which depend on the individual’s requirements.  The overall goal is to resolve symptoms, retrain altered movement patterns, and prevent recurrence.  Your treatment program will take into account the nature of your condition and your own personal commitments to provide you with the best possible outcome.

 

 
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Consultations


Initial Consultations

Your first visit for any new problem will be a comprehensive consultation.  We cater for extra time, if needed, to fully assess your condition and ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible.  If you haven’t seen a Physiotherapist at our Practice before, it would be appreciated that you arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment to fill in a new patient form.

Each comprehensive consultation consists of a detailed discussion regarding your symptoms, assessment of different movements (which may require some degree of undressing), and some specific tests.  Once a diagnosis has been reached, treatment options will be discussed and carried out – keep in mind that you are a key player in the management of your condition.

Standard Consultations

Standard follow-up appointments with your physiotherapist include discussion on progress since the previous appointment and reassessment of problematic movements or positions before treatment continues.

 
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Post Consultation


At Tyack Health the physiotherapists are here to assist in complete recovery from your musculo-skeletal condition.  We believe that your care continues after you have left your appointment – you are a valued patient and will continue to be nurtured back to full health.  This is why follow up appointments are sometimes recommended – so that the job isn’t left half-done!

As a patient of Tyack Health Centre’s Physiotherapy Department, you are invited to phone and speak directly with your practitioner concerning exacerbations of pain, difficulty with exercises and any other treatment-related questions you may have.  If the physiotherapist is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.

 
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Department Hours & Fees


Department Hours
Monday 8.00 am - 6.30 pm
Tuesday 7.30 am - 7.00 pm
Wednesday 7.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Thursday 7.30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday 8.00 am – 2.00 pm

If you are seeing the physiotherapist for a new condition, please inform reception so they can ensure you receive the additional time needed. 

Consultation Fees
Initial Consultation  $88
Standard Consultation  $74

Health Fund Rebates Available

Cancellation Policy
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.