On The Pulse Physio Redcliffe Services
At On The Pulse Physiotherapy our aim is to ensure long-term improvements for our patients. Our physiotherapists initiate a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, to provide our patients with the most comprehensive treatment options available. All of our physiotherapists are experienced and highly proficient in all areas of physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists treat all types of musculoskeletal conditions both chronic and acute. Please click here for a list of the most common complaints that we can assist you with.
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a university-qualified health professional that utilises the prescription of exercise in order to treat chronic conditions, injuries, and disorders. Exercise physiologists engage in frequent training and professional development in order to ensure that patients are receiving the most individualised & effective treatment available.
An initial exercise physiology consultation involves an initial screening and interview process to ascertain medical history and goals, followed by education on how exercise prescription can benefit aspects of your health. Learn more about benefits here.
Our exercise physiologists can also prescribe Pilates based exercises, with both matwork and reformer Pilates available. (Please note that only Ellen and Chloe can advise on Pilates based exercise)
Hydrotherapy treatment consists of assessment and treatment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Hydrotherapy at a controlled temperature can assist in reduction of pain, inflammation and swelling.
Hydrotherapy can also act as an alternate treatment method to land-based exercise, enabling patients to perform modes of exercise which are much more difficult without the buoyant properties of water. Some key benefits of hydrotherapy include; a decrease in pain, reduction in inflammation and swelling, faster recovery, a reduction in joint stress, and improved balance, coordination, strength and range of motion. Learn more about benefits here.
Our hydrotherapy sessions are conducted at the Dolphins Health Precinct.
Remedial Massage Therapy
Remedial massage focuses on releasing muscles that are tight, immobile or ‘knotted’. It can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow, therefore adjustable to your tolerance. Remedial massage stimulates blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed and calming the nervous system to ease pain and discomfort.
Swedish massage incorporates long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones. It is done rubbing in the same direction as the blood flow returning to the heart. The main purpose of this massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Some other benefits include shortening recovery time from muscular strains, stretching of ligaments and tendons. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management.
Sports massage is specifically tailored to sporting injuries. This type of massage is vigorous and designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. Sports massage can relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. Sports massage can be done before, during, or after exercise, and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance. This massage can minimise the chance of injury and reduce recovery time.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage promotes a deeper pressure during massage, focusing on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This type of massage is helpful for muscle knots, sports injuries, chronic pain and muscle tension.
Pregnancy massage can reduce stress and promote well-being during pregnancy. This type of massage relieves discomfort experienced during pregnancy, such as back and neck pain, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling. It also encourages blood and lymph circulation, and relaxes the nervous system encouraging better sleep. It is recommended that pregnancy massage is be performed after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body’s immune system. This type of massage is highly recommended for those prone to, and recovering from, illness, infections, on-going tiredness, excess fluids, low immunity, and swollen nodes.
Oncology massage is used to enhance the well-being and recovery of patients with, or who have suffered from cancer. This type of massage can be beneficial to patients at different stages of cancer. Overall benefits of this type of massage include; increase emotional well-being, stress relief, improved sleep, reduction in pain and nausea, and an increase in mental clarity. Oncology massage can also be beneficial for patients post surgery, with a quicker recovery from anaesthesia, improved mobility, reduced swelling, and pain reduction. For patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy, this type of massage can improve appetite, reduce fatigue, and improve peripheral neuropathy.
Infant massage can be beneficial to both infant and parent. This type of massage relieves stress, encourages sleep, and can aid infants recovering from illness.
Pilates is a form of exercise that requires concentration and focus, and is often referred to as mind-body fitness. Pilates exercises, with or without equipment, are designed to tone both the large and small muscle groups of the body, including important stabilising muscles. It can be beneficial for promoting both muscle balance around joints, and coordinating strength with flexibility.
Our group Pilates classes vary upon ability, ranging from beginner to advanced. Our classes go for 1 hour and consist of no more than 8 clients per class. Group classes are ideal for individuals whom would like to practice Pilates in a social setting. The classes include a variety of mat-work, ball-work and small equipment exercises, to target the entire body. On some occasions, a muscle strengthening and conditioning circuit may be included for more variety.
Prior to joining a Pilates class, we ask that all new clients attend a physiotherapy assessment in order to determine strengths and weaknesses, and any areas which require specific attention. The physiotherapist will be able to teach core muscle activation and assess your suitability for a Pilates class. We also ask that clients meet some requirements before attending a Pilates class; these include the ability to independently move up and down, and from side to side on the mat, and be able to kneel on all fours. Please click here to view the timetable. or if you are interested in whether you can claim for Pilates classes through your health fund, please click here.
Dietitians are university-qualified professionals that have the acquired skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. A dietitian has been trained to assess nutritional needs and to assist individuals to manage health conditions and diseases through the food they eat. These conditions include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal diseases, cancers, food allergies, disordered eating, and patients whom are overweight or obese. Dietitians can also provide guidance for everyday healthy eating.
The goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in their activities of everyday life. An Occupational Therapist may assist you if you are having difficulty with any tasks around the home or at work, or if you would like advice or recommendations on any assistive equipment or devices. Occupational Therapists can also provide advice on the installation of grab rails and/or other minor modifications to increase safety and independence around the home. You may also find Occupational Therapy beneficial if you are seeking advice on strategies for the management of chronic pain and/or other chronic conditions.
Occupational Therapists work with people in their home, work and community environments; with On The Pulse Physiotherapy conveniently offering home visits. The aim of Occupational Therapy is to work collaboratively with you and other members of your healthcare team to assist you to achieve your activity goals.