Services from Grand Slam Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Services

At Grand Slam Physio we are committed to optimizing your treatment outcome, getting you strong & active. We use innovative and individualised treatment techniques to achieve your goals

GLA:D® Hip & Knee Exercise Class

The best first treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. This education and exercise program uses the latest evidence in osteoarthritis research. Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark found symptom […]

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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy comprises a number of treatment techniques to treat restrictions in the joints, skeletal muscles, connective tissue and nervous systems…

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Dry Needling

Dry needling which has also been known as myofascial trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that uses small filoform needles in an attempt to reduce tension…

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Taping

Taping may be applied to support, relieve pain, for postural correction or to improve joint stability. There are many different taping methods and types of tape…

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Geelong & Surf Coast Pilates

Fundamentally we use physiotherapy assessment methods to design a program that hones in on what your body really needs through exercise…

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Strength and Conditioning

We are passionate about implementing exercise into people’s health care and lives. We believe physiotherapy needs to evolve to be inclusive of strength training…

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Corrective Exercises

Corrective exercises assist in ensuring that you have appropriate joint position prior to building your strength and allow you to move with improved quality…

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Real-Time Ultrasound

Real-time ultrasound enables us to visualize deep structures that can’t be palpated otherwise. This is particularly useful for stability muscles such as…

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Sports Coverage

Ben is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist who has worked  for the ATP World Tour for over 5 years taking him across the globe to various international events…

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Running Assessment

Running is one of the easiest and cheapest fitness activities to perform. Whether you are looking to kick start your health regime, run with your…

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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!

Q.Can physiotherapy help with a partial thickness tear of my supraspinatus tendon?

Yes, most partial thickness tears do not require surgery and respond very well to physiotherapy treatment. Your physio can assist you in restoring your shoulder range of motion and developing an exercise program to regain shoulder strength.

Q.I have been told I have arthritis in my knee. Can physio help me?

Definitely! Recent research supports exercise as one of the best treatments for knee arthritis. Your physiotherapist can design you a tailored exercise program that you can complete at home, or alternatively you can join our GLAD exercise classes, which are specifically designed for the management of hip and knee arthritis. More information about these classes can be found on our website. www.grandslamphysio.com.au/service/glad-hip-knee-exercise-class/

Q.What’s the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Eastern medicine practice which uses Chinese meridians or ‘pressure points’ to manage a variety of conditions. Alternatively, dry needling is a Western medicine practice using muscle trigger points to decrease pain and muscle tension. Both practices use fine, sterile single-use needles.  All physios at Grand Slam Physio have completed additional training and are qualified in dry needling.