All of our physiotherapists have a broad range of expertise in the management of a number of conditions including sporting injuries, neck and back pain, headaches, postural dysfunction, arthritis and orthopaedic and spinal surgical rehabilitation. Our specialist physiotherapist services provide expert care for pelvic floor problems and complex shoulder injuries.
Musculoskeletal / Manipulative Physiotherapy
Many of our staff are highly experienced and qualified Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists who have completed their Masters degree in this field. With advanced assessment techniques and skills our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists will assist you in overcoming your problems quickly.
Several of our staff have undergone further training to receive a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, or they have worked for many years to gain extensive experience across various sports.
This expertise has lead to our team of therapists holding many national and state based positions within elite sports in Australia. These currently include:
- Adelaide Thunderbirds Netball Team
- Tennis Australia’s National Academy
- Lacrosse Australia National Women’s Program
- Sturt Football Club
- Tango Netball Club
- Scotch College Football
- ACPA Dance
Through this experience, we have developed advanced knowledge in the management of specific injury areas including:
- The throwing/serving shoulder
- Low back pain in sport
- Complex hip/groin and pelvis issues
- The athletic knee, including ACL rehabilitation and other post surgical conditions
- Ankle and foot problems in running/sport
Dry needling, similar to acupuncture, is a safe form of treatment involving the insertion of fine, sterilised needles into specific points around the body to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension and improve function. Many of our physiotherapists are trained in the use of needling for many musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, following surgery or after a fall, Flex physiotherapists can tailor a rehabilitation program specific to your needs. Our open gym space with Pilates, Altitude Training room and conditioning equipment allows for a unique training experience to help you get back to your active lifestyle.
GLA:D Australia Osteoarthritis Program
Best first treatment for hip and knee Osteoarthritis
For more information on the GLA:D program please click on the following link Rehabilitation and Exercise Classes
We have Physiotherapists that are certified Cancer rehabilitation therapists that have the knowledge and experience to provide individualised care including manual therapy, fatigue management and exercise therapy including clinical Pilates. Flex Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists will take the time with every person to really listen to what your goals are and how they can help.
There are now more people surviving a cancer diagnosis, however they are often more at risk of other health complications as well as suffering side effects from the cancer treatments. This includes side effects such as fatigue, depression, deconditioning, reduced quality of life or difficulty participating in work, hobbies and sports.
Flex Physiotherapists, Sarah Clarke and Margaret Kyprianou, have completed the comprehensive cancer rehabilitation course provided by PINC & STEEL International and are certified PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists. To find out more about PINC & STEEL in Australia follow the link below:
Exercise is a safe and effective evidence-based intervention to counter the adverse physical and physiological effects of cancer and its treatment. Specifically, exercise can:
- Reduce the side effects of Cancer treatments
- Lowers the relative risk of cancer recurrence
- Lowers the relative risk of cancer-related mortality
- Increase energy levels and your general fitness
- Improve sleep
- Optimise your physical and functional recovery
- Improve your Quality of Life
- Ease pain and muscle tension
- Increase your muscle and bone strength
- Improve your posture and body confidence
If you are feeling any common symptoms of fatigue, stiffness, muscle tightness or weakness, Flex provides a safe, controlled environment to help you achieve your personal goals, and improve your quality of life and sense of wellbeing.
Exercise Guidelines and Recommendations
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) released a position statement in May 2018 which recommends:
- All people diagnosed with cancer should avoid INACTIVITY
- Exercise should be standard practice in cancer care as a therapy to counteract the adverse side effects of cancer treatments
- Referral to an accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist with experience in cancer care to provide guidance on a suitable exercise program that incorporates
- Progressing towards, and then maintaining at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise weekly (such as walking, cycling, swimming)
- Two to three resistance-based exercise sessions each week (such as Clinical Pilates, weight exercises at home or the gym).
Exercise programs should be tailored to the individual’s abilities, needs and with consideration to the type of Cancer and treatment side effects. Your Physiotherapist will work closely with other medical professionals involved in your care, minimise the risk of complications and maximise benefits.
Clinical Pilates and Classes
Flex offers 40+ Clinical Pilates classes per week which can be very beneficial for Cancer rehabilitation. Your physiotherapist will develop an individualised program for you to use within a class or 1:1 with your physiotherapist. Clinical Pilates is a low impact, dynamic method of exercise focussing on breathing, control, strength, balance and core stability. Pilates is suitable for people of all ages, fitness levels, body types and stage of cancer treatment.
Let our Flex Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists help guide you through the difficult pathway of Cancer treatment and survivorship and help you maximise your quality of life and physical function.
Flex Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapists consult at Flex Norwood.