Q.How many sessions will I need to treat my back?
This is a question we get all the time, and unfortunately there isn’t an easy answer as everyone is different. It will depend on the severity of the injury, your previous history of back injuries, and the level of function you require for your lifestyle. After your initial assessment your physiotherapist will have a clearer picture of how many sessions you will require.
Q.When I book in for physio what type of treatment methods should I expect?
After a thorough assessment your physiotherapist will explain to you what treatment is required. Treatment may include a combination of soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling, taping and a home or gym exercise program. Treatment will also include education about your injury and the rehabilitation plan.
Q.What is Clinical Pilates? What is Strengthlates?
Traditional Pilates was designed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates and describes a series of exercises that are designed to improve strength, stability, flexibility and movement control. Classes are run by experienced physiotherapists who will design an individualised program that is tailored to your needs. In addition to these traditional exercises, here at Grand Slam Physio we like to incorporate strength weight lifting principles and exercises into the program – something we call ‘Strengthlates’. This is consistent with the most recent evidence for best practice and we have found this to be the most effective way for participants to achieve their fitness goals. Classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. To get started book an assessment with any of our physiotherapists.
Q.My hamstring feels tight with footy. What can I do to help?
Hamstring tightness can be caused by a variety of things including issues with your lower back and hips. Completing a thorough warm up and cool down before and after trainings and games can help, as well as regularly foam rolling and stretching. If the tightness is persisting make sure to see your physiotherapist who can determine the cause and prevent the tightness turning into a tear!