Physio for All Ages

AB Physiotherapy has an experienced multidisciplinary team that will help you in rehabilitating and restoring your function and confidence following an injury or illness.

Children

Sports injuries and developmental challenges are not uncommon in children. Keeping children active is extremely important for their growth and skill development. If pain or injury is limiting your child’s ability to play sport or be active, early intervention is important to prevent it developing into long-term pain, or recurring injury. Children respond well and improve quickly with the right intervention.

Commonly seen conditions:

    • “Clumsy kids” – issues with coordination
    • Knocked knees
    • Sprained ankles
    • Foot problems such as flat feet or toe walkers
    • Torticollis or “wry neck”
    • Hypermobility or “floppy joints”

Adolescents

Teenagers often suffer from doing far too much activity, or far too little activity. The rapid growth spurts can lead to muscle imbalances and non-specific aches and pains. This is often made worse by long hours studying using computers and phones. Learning to manage body changes at a younger age will prevent teens carrying injury into adulthood.

Commonly seen conditions:

    • Heel pain (Sever’s disease)
    • Knee pain (Osgood Schlatters, patella-femoral dysfunction)
    • Back and neck pain
    • Scoliosis and poor posture
    • Headaches
    • Hip and groin pain
    • Sprained ankles

Adults

With a changing body, adults become more susceptible to injury whilst participating in their usual activities or sports. Pain due to gradual wear and tear of the knees, hips, and back is often the reason adults seek advice and treatment. Adults often sit or stand for long periods due to their work, and this can make the pain worse. Shoulder problems are also extremely prevalent in the 30-50 year old age group, with impingement, bursitis, and rotator cuff tears commonly seen. Your body get stiffer as it ages, and much like a car, adults can benefit from occasional “check up” and maintenance. Hands-on physiotherapy will help loosening up of tight joints and muscles, whilst exercise physiology provides a bridge from recovery to normal activity.

Commonly seen conditions:

    • Headaches, vertigo, and dizziness
    • Neck and back pain
    • Bulging discs and sciatica
    • Motor vehicle injuries
    • Work-related injuries
    • “Frozen shoulder”
    • Lateral hip pain, especially in women

The Older Adult

The most common long-term musculoskeletal conditions affecting older Australians are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Prevalence of falls due to lost strength and mobility can also have devastating outcomes on a person’s physical independence and total health. The right exercise can be very effective in reducing the pain of arthritis (especially knee and hip osteoarthritis), maintaining optimal function and well being, as well as restoring lost function. Physiotherapy intervention with small mobility improvements can make a significant change in pain and function.

Commonly seen conditions:

    • Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parkinsons
    • Tendinosis
    • Joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder)

For useful fact sheets on one or more of these conditions, click here.