What We Do
Physiotherapists are experts at listening to your concerns and goals and making sure you understand what is happening with your body.
Darwin Health Group is renowned for using the most modern treatment techniques. We utilise hands on physiotherapy, one on one, in your personal treatment strategy aimed to best suit what your body actual needs. This approach may include joint mobilisation, gentle manipulation, soft tissue massage or dry needling combined with movement and postural analysis, muscle activation, core, strengthening and functionally based exercises and balance.
Remedial & Sports Massage
Massage therapy is used for a multitude of conditions such as headaches, stress, muscle tension, lymphatic congestion and improves the overall function of the body systems. It can be applied for stress relief and relaxation purposes or as a complement to physiotherapy treatment in order to enhance recovery from sports and lifestyle related injuries.
The benefits of massage are:
Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and pain
Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
Aids relaxation and stress reduction
Enhances ease of movement
Improves efficiency of lymphatic system
Provides relief from tension related headaches
Improves quality of sleep
Reduces levels of anxiety
Many musculoskeletal conditions can occur during pregnancy and are often unfortunately dismissed as a “normal” part of the pregnancy experience. This can often be not only distressing but also debilitating for expecting mums.
Speak to us about pre and post natal physiotherapy, at Darwin Health Group - Physiotherapy we can offer you the most comprehensive, holistic care throughout your journey by combining women’s health with musculoskeletal physiotherapy care, as well as pregnancy Pilates and exercise classes.
Rather than solely concentrating on what you can’t do, our focus is to empower you to be as strong and mobile as possible so that you can look after your body as well as your baby!
Women's Health Physio
At Darwin Health Group we understand the sensitive and complex nature of pelvic health conditions. Our experienced physiotherapists will therefore take the time to gain an understanding of the issues that are concerning you. The pelvis contains many vital organs including the bladder, bowel and uterus; and fulfills many important functions, such as carrying a foetus during pregnancy, childbirth, defecation, bladder storage and emptying, and sexual intercourse.
The pelvic floor muscles support these organs from below and are integral to all these functions and more! Pelvic floor muscles that are not functioning well can contribute to symptoms of the pelvis such as incontinence, prolapse, constipation, painful intercourse and pain in the pelvis.
Dry needling is the use of these thin monofilament needles to release trigger points and stimulate neuromuscular and cellular level changes in our muscles resulting in pain relief and improved movement and function.
Do you ever feel like you have a knot in your muscle that hurts and you just can’t seem to get it to away with foam rolling, massage, stretching, or the use of a theragun?
That’s a trigger point that can cause local and referred pain and altered movement. Dry needling goes straight to the source and releases that knot so that you can feel better faster!
At DHG, our Pilates classes are different from the average Pilates class. Our smaller class sizes combined with the quality of our instructors give you a more personal experience with increased supervision throughout your reformer sessions. We are dedicated to targeted exercise regimes which cater for your actual needs whether it be strengthening, conditioning or recovery.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what therapeutic supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.
OUR PHYSIO ACTIVELY SEE PATIENTS WITH:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
and many more!
WE PROVIDE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR:
Improving strength & range of motion
Recommendation of equipment aids and mobility
Advice on management of your condition
Relationship and interpersonal interactions
Our team strive to work with you to ensure you have the greatest recovery to independence, wellbeing, and freedom.
Did you know that the leading cause of hospitalisation for people over 65 is falls? At least one in four elderly people have a fall each year. Darwin Health Group seeks to enhance opportunities for older people to engage in an affordable, high quality, results orientated and sustainable falls risk assessment and fall prevention program.
Risk for falls
There are many factors affecting falls in older adults. As we age, our ability to maintain our balance reduces, which is compounded by other factors such as:
- Reduced strength, particularly in the lower limbs
- Changes with walking, notably decreased stride length and inability to lift the foot
- Visual impairment
- Foot pain and arthritis
- Poor footwear
- Home environment, in particular uneven surfaces, stairs, rugs and clutter
- Medication, including sedatives, antidepressants and tranquilisers
- Osteoarthritis in the hips and knees
- Heart changes, particularly those that affect blood pressure
- Vitamin D deficiency
Ultimately, this leads to a decrease in confidence and can lead to isolation. Exercise targeting strength and balance, along with education including home safety intervention had been shown to decrease risk of falls and associated injury by 35%.
Exercise therapy is best defined as a treatment plan of physical activities through gait training, neuro reeducation, and therapeutic activities. This exercise regime is designed and prescribed to assist patients in recovering from diseases and conditions that interfere with their movement, daily activities or maintaining a state of well-being.
Exercise therapy is a type of rehabilitation that uses physical activity to help treat injuries or conditions. It can be used independently or with other treatments like medication or surgery.
The large onsite gym and Pilates studio is the ideal place to build strength, stability and fitness.