Physiotherapy

Using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment at our sports injury clinic, our physiotherapists can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of varied health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy can help repair damage, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and improve your quality of life.

Physiotherapy Treatments Available at Cape Byron Medical Centre

In a relaxed, professional and nurturing environment, our physiotherapist Danni Turner works collaboratively with other health care professionals utilising the latest technology, hands-on therapy, our in house gym and active space, and on-field training to ensure superior health outcomes for all patients, from sportspeople to those looking to improve or maintain mobility.

How Physiotherapy Can Help You?

Spinal Conditions

Utilising a combination of technology and hands-on therapy our physiotherapist can effectively treat the symptoms of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, disc injuries, nerve impingement, neuropathies, scoliosis, sciatica, neck pain, and headaches.

Sports Injuries Injury Prevention

Our physiotherapist Danni Turner has a special interest in sports injury prevention and treatment, using on-field assessments, sports specific screening, hands on therapy and state-of-the-art equipment. Danni has extensive experience nationally and internationally with a multitude of sports including rugby, touch football, ballet, swimming, running, triathlon and yoga.

Workplace Injuries

Danni works with workplace injury patients in the assessment, treatment and prevention of a variety of conditions such as overuse injuries, postural injuries and manual handling education. Danni can work together with your GP and other health care professionals to create an effective treatment plan.

Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy can be an invaluable tool in the rehabilitation process of a variety of conditions such as post-surgical health, general ill health, and post injury rehabilitation. Our physiotherapist Danni Turner utilises a variety of techniques and technologies, and works with other health care professionals to assist your rehabilitation process.

Movement Analysis

Utilising the latest technologies such as video analysis, our physiotherapist can assist recovery and injury prevention with movement analysis of running, walking, and sports specific tasks. Using the information gained during analysis, our physiotherapist can then create a tailored plan and measure your progress.

Pre And Post Natal Care Packages

Specialist packages, either stand-alone or in conjunction with other Allied Health professionals specifically tailored for pre and post-natal care. Includes education and advice on maintaining strength and fitness during pregnancy, Neurotrac (TM) intravaginal assessment to assess pelvic floor function, Pelvis floor exercise prescription, back pain treatment and more.

Tendinopathies Bursitis

Utilising the latest evidence based research our physiotherapist Danni Turner works to rehabilitate tendons including hip, Achilles, knee, tennis elbow, and golfers elbow. Rest, ice and braces are no longer the answer to treat tendon pain. An individualised loading program is the way out of pain.

Strength Balance and Mobility for Seniors

Assessments and home exercise program prescriptions designed to improve function and mobility for seniors, and assist them in staying fit, active and mobile. Individual assessments or small group classes.

Physiotherapy Questions and Answers

What is Physiotherapy?

Using a combination of hands on treatment and technology based aids, physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of movement disorders. Physiotherapy is designed to repair damage, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and improve your quality of life. Physiotherapy can be used to treat a range of issues from sports injuries, to acute care after an accident or injury, rehabilitation after a stroke or surgery, functional mobility and chronic disease management.

Can I bulk bill my physiotherapy treatments?

Medicare offer some rebates on physiotherapy services for those with chronic disease conditions who meet the eligibility criteria. Your Cape Byron Medical Centre GP can advise you on whether you meet the criteria, and, if appropriate, create a tailored health care plan for you.

Which is better physiotherapy or chiropractor?

Everyone you know will have a differing opinion on this topic, but there really is no simple answer. It is a matter of personal choice. Physiotherapists tend to focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation, sports and mobility, while chiropractors focus on adjusting the spine and extremity joints. Your Cape Byron Medical Centre GP can help you decide which modality best suits your needs.

Do I need a doctor referral to attend physiotherapy?

No you do not need a referral. You can go ahead and make an appointment and in most cases will be seen that very day.

What do I need to wear and what do I bring to my physiotherapy appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing. Shorts, sports bras and singlets or loose clothing is best so we can assess your movements easily. If a running assessment is taking place, wear suitable footwear.
Please bring with you any Xrays, MRI’s or any other scans you have relating to the injury. Doctors referrals or operative reports should be brought with you also.

How long are consultations?

45min for initial consultations

30min for follow up consultations.

Do you treat workers compensation or third party insurance (CTP) claims?

We are able to see both workers compensation and CTP injuries. Please bring details of the insurer, case manager and claim number to your first appointment to allow us to bill them directly. We will also need a referral letter from your GP or specialists