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Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses techniques to assess, diagnose and treat various health conditions and movement issues. These techniques aim to repair damaged muscle tissue, improve recovery, reduce pain and increase movement through exercise, hands on treatment and education.

Our team are highly trained and work with their clients to help them improve mobility and maintain their health.  We treat your current condition through hands on treatment, and prevent future injuries through education and personalised exercise programs.

Collaborative Approach:

We work with your Allied Health team including your GP and specialists so you receive the highest quality of treatment.

Clinical Pilates:

Clinical Pilates improves body awareness, regains and develops your strength, and helps you perform exercise safely and efficiently. Our team are qualified clinical pilates instructors, so we tie clinical pilates into our treatment plans when appropriate.

What can Physiotherapy help with?

    • Reduce pain and stiffness
    • Treat sports injuries
    • Improve posture and work related issues
    • Increase mobility
    • Improve quality of life
    • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Manage and Reduce Chronic Pain
    • Reduce back pain (both acute and chronic)
    • Pre and Post Natal care
    • Improve sports performance

Initial Appointment

For new clients, we recommend a 45 or 60 minute initial appointment as this allows your physiotherapist to complete a thorough assessment. In addition this will give them time to design your personalised treatment and home exercise program.

For 2 or more areas of pain to be assessed we recommend a 60 minute appointment. In addition, we also offer 30 minute follow up appointments, or for strapping we offer a 15 minute appointment.

1:1 Exercise Sessions

Our one-on-one sessions are personalised and guided by your physiotherapist.  These sessions teach you how your body moves and how you can work towards your specific goals. We’d recommend taking 2-3 one-on-one sessions before joining our Small Group Training Classes so you can learn how to use the gym and pilates equipment effectively.

Small Group Training (4:1)

Our small group training is recommended for exercise beginners or those recovering from injury looking for an personalised exercise program.

Once you’ve completed your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will design a goal specific exercise program. This program will be used in your small group training, where one of our team will observe and assist you. We keep these small groups to a max of 4 people so you receive the support and guidance you need.

Your physiotherapist will let you know if they recommend this form of group training for you as opposed to our other performance classes including reformer pilates or functional training classes.

Pregnancy And Post Natal

At Forge our Physios are highly trained in delivering safe and specific pregnancy related exercises programs. Starting from as early as the pre-natal phase, you can start your exercise plan with your physiotherapist and be guided safely throughout your whole pregnancy in either our one-on-one sessions or small group training classes.

Our team use real time ultrasound to assess your core and pelvic floor muscles to make sure these muscles are working effectively. This is especially important during the post-natal phase to check your muscle recovery.

Once you have given birth, a 45 minute appointment is required prior to joining our Small Group Training Sessions or our Mums and Bubs classes.

Real Time Ultrasound

During your initial appointment, we use real-time ultrasound to check the activation of your core and pelvic floor muscles. The ultrasound probe will be gently moved across your abdomen to see if the muscles are activating. Your physiotherapist will identify focus areas to align with your goals and recovery program. In addition, they will teach you how to activate these muscles during your pilates sessions.

Scoliosis Screening

Scoliosis Screening are 15 minute consultations where you can discuss concerns about your spinal curve, your pain or scoliosis management strategies.

Exercise for Scoliosis

At Forge, our team are trained in delivering scoliosis specific exercise programs. You first session will be an initial 60 minute appointment where we conduct a full postural and musculoskeletal check as well as review your X-ray scans. From here, your physiotherapist will work with you on pain management strategies, discuss your concerns and design an personalised exercise program.

In some cases a referral to a scoliosis specialist may be recommended if further treatment is required.

Defence Veterans and Medicare

A DVA referral or EPC (Medicare) referral is required from your GP for your sessions to be covered with an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist. Please check with your Doctor to see if you are eligible.

Workcover and Insurance Claims

WorkCover Queensland is a government owned body that provides insurance covering workplace injuries. Employees with a workplace injury may be eligible to claim WorkCover Queensland benefits. For us to directly bill WorkCover you must bring these 2 documents to your appointment – An approved Workcover claim number and a current medical certificate from your GP. If your appointments fall outside the dates of the medical certificate, you will need to go back to your GP and get a new certificate. To find out more about WorkCover Queensland claims call 1300 362 128.

Physiotherapy Led Exercises

Our physiotherapy led exercise classes are recommended for those recovering from injury,  have an acute or chronic condition, or want to exercise in a safe and supportive space.

Your physiotherapist will first complete a Functional Movement Assessment and then design a personalised exercise program to address specific goals.

Our physiotherapy led exercise classes assist with pre and post injury rehab, increase mobility and flexibility as well as balance and proprioception.

NEW TO PHYSIOTHERAPY?

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out our initial client form. For your consult, please bring any supporting documents if you have any such as Referral Letters from GP/Surgeons, X-ray or scan results. At Forge we have 3 curtained rooms and a private consult room. If you would like your session to be conducted in the private room, please let our admin team know before hand.

WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear comfortable clothing that allow you to move freely and make it easier for our team to assess the affected area.

BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS

You can download our Forge Pilates App and book here. For new clients, please select the initial appointment for either the 45 or 60 minute consult. If you’d like to speak to someone to discuss your options please call us on (07) 3844 0686 or visit our studio during open hours.

*Hicaps on premises, Physiotherapy services claimable under private health.

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