Our physios have undergone training with some of the world’s leading manual therapists. These experts are from various fields including osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and biomechanists. Modalities used include muscle energy technique, positional release, joint mobilization, cranial osteopathy, visceral manipulation, Mulligan technique and trigger point therapy. All these techniques are very gentle and are low risk.
Lower Back Pain
Our treatment approach for low back pain is a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. This approach is highly influenced by Phil’s time spent teaching the low back pain unit in the Master of Sports Physiotherapy programme. As most low back pain stems from a degenerative condition, it is important that the correct exercise program is prescribed so that the condition does not deteriorate.
The physiotherapists at Byron Bay Physiotherapy have an ongoing interest in neck pain. In 2009, they completed and presented a research project entitled “Thoracic mobilisation for acute neck pain”. Therefore they have extensively researched neck treatment before determining what they consider to be the most effective treatment for neck pain. Treatment modalities include manual therapy techniques and exercise & stretching programs.
Byron Bay Physiotherapy has looked after athletes of all levels for many years, from local masters athletes to world champions. Our involvement in elite sports means we have been actively involved at the cutting edge of sports injury management. Our physios have spent hours working alongside some of the world’s leading medical specialists, sports scientists and coaches. As such we have the understanding, experience and network to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Phil has worked with elite surfers for over 15 years. On many occasions he has had to manage their injuries leading up to WCT and WQS competitions. He has also acted as an injury management consultant to Red Bull sports surfing programme. Not only will you get back in the water quickly, he can design a programme to keep you surfing for years.
Vertigo can be described as a sensation of dizziness or a spinning feeling when you turn your head or bend and lie down. Certain conditions that cause vertig0 can be treated simply with the help of physiotherapy techniques. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is a common condition, has been shown to be treated effectively and provide long term control of symptoms (Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Jan 84(1):22-5). Your doctor or physiotherapist can help diagnose the cause of your vertigo.