At Military Road Physiotherapy we use a unique combination of manual therapy techniques to treat a variety of soft tissue, nerve and joint dysfunctions. Research has shown that these techniques help reduce pain and restore normal joint function. When combined with the appropriate exercise therapy the result is pain free movement and decreased likelihood of re-aggravation or injury.
Some of the manual therapy techniques used are:

  • Myofascial release
  • Massage therapy
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Craniosacral therapy

Please note that traditional osteopathic techniques such as Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral therapy are used in a modern scientific model. Further research into their efficacy is currently under way.

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At Military Road Physiotherapy we have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of sporting injuries. We use the latest scientific evidenced based research to develop treatment and rehabilitation programs for all types of athletes to ensure your return to the sporting arena safely and as soon as possible. We have access to the most recent clinical advances in sports physiotherapy, through conferences, workshops and other continuing education processes.

We have particular interest and expertise with injuries associated with the following sports.

  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Paddling

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Clinical Pilates is an emerging specialisation within the Physiotherapy profession. A Clinical Pilates practitioner is able to adapt exercises developed in traditional Pilates and apply them to a client’s specific injury and dysfunction. Resulting in decreased pain and increased range of movement and strength.

Recent research has shown that pain and dysfunction and poor posture has an inhibitory effect on the stabilizing muscles throughout your body. The theory of clinical Pilates is that through a range of carefully controlled movement patterns and exercises, focusing on posture and breathing, we can train your inner stabilizing muscles to do what they are designed to do. That is stabilize your pelvis, spine, rib cage and shoulder girdle.

To execute the exercises properly a stable, controlled pelvic and shoulder girdle is crucial with the load being used to both facilitate and /or challenge both deep and global stability musculature. Then because of the high degree of repetition of these consciously controlled movement patterns, your body gradually changes from conscious control to subconscious as the complexity of the movement challenges are increased.

The science behind Clinical Pilates sounds complex, but once you have learned to control your movements on the Pilates equipment you start to discover a new you and from that point on your posture, control, strength and movement patterns begin to change.

Remedial Massage aims to reduce pain and tension within the muscles, tendons and connective tissue through the use of manual techniques.
Evidence is growing that massage may be beneficial in treating symptoms of:
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  • General pain conditions
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Work related muscle tension
  • General muscle tightness
  • Sports related injuries
  • Stress/anxiety/depression
  • Tension, aches and/or pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Cramps
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuralgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)
  • Fibromyalgia/Polymyalgia
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
Remedial Massage provides positive outcomes including:
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  • Lower levels of pain
  • Improvement in sleep quality and quantity
  • Enhanced muscle performance
  • Accelerated recovery after exercise or injury
  • Injury prevention
  • Encourages effective use of muscles
  •  Renewed energy and strength during exercise

Sports Massage builds on remedial massage techniques. It is more muscle specific and focuses on the athlete’s activities. Sports Massage techniques are used to maintain muscle health during training and event, and hasten recovery post-event and to assist in injury management. Active and passive stretching is incorporated into treatments. The ultimate goal is to ensure the athlete continues to perform at their peak.

Pregnancy Massage. During pregnancy, the body is under increased physical stress and the influence of gestational hormones. Pregnancy Massage (or Prenatal Massage) can help to reduce everyday tension and the added tensions caused by pregnancy. The available research suggests that Pregnancy Massage may result in “decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive foetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower”. By using specially designed pillows that support the pregnant belly, treatment can be performed while the client is face down, allowing for a more comfortable massage experience. Alternatively, treatment is done while the client is lying on her side, using bolsters to provide extra comfort. Our Remedial Massage Therapist, Sharon Livingstone wrote an article “I’m Pregnant, Can I Still Have a Massage”. If you’re uncertain about getting a massage during pregnancy, this is a great place to find out more. Sharon is happy to discuss how she treats women during pregnancy – send a message or call the clinic on 02 9904 2180. For more information about Sharon, visit her website Sharon Livingstone Remedial Massage.