The very best in Physiotherapy care, using the most up to date Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy research available

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SquareOne Physiotherapists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems.

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Physiotherapy

SquareOne staff strive to provide the very best in Physiotherapy care using the most up to date Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy research available.

SquareOne Physiotherapists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems. Our emphasis is on the correction of movement dysfunction which can be the cause of problems such as spinal pain, sports injuries or work related musculoskeletal problems. Taking a detailed history and establishing an accurate diagnosis to identify the cause of your symptoms is our initial priority. We will then prescribe a treatment program that may include evidence based methods such as:

  • hands on manual therapy (mobilisation, manipulation)
  • soft tissue release techniques
  • acupuncture/dry needling
  • taping
  • real time ultrasound (to see your muscles)
  • corrective exercise
  • rehabilitation programs
  • muscle energy techniques
  • ergonomic and postural advice
  • functional strengthening programs

With a wealth of experience and expertise in physiotherapy and sports injury management,

we can assist with:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre & post-surgery
  • Headaches
  • Jaw problems
  • Tennis & golfer's elbow
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Foot & heel pain
  • Core stability
  • Workplace injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic dysfunction
  • Incontinence
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    You do not need a Dr’s referral to see us however we do work closely with many local GP’s and Specialists who we communicate with regularly.

    We welcome patients of all ages and abilities

     

    Mosman Women's Health

    Mosman Women’s Health has been a part of SquareOne since 2016.
    Our great team have all undertaken extra training to be able to provide Women’s Health specific Physiotherapy in our new purpose built rooms.
     
     
     
    Our Women's Specific Programs include: 
  • Mums and Bubs Pilates
  • Individualised Equipment pilates focusing on pre/postnatal and pelvic floor
  • Pregnancy reformer classes
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    We run specialised clinics for:
  • Postnatal check clinic - return to exercise, pelvic floor assessment, abdominal separation
  • Incontinence clinic
  • Prolapse clinic
  • Pelvic pain clinic
  • Pessaries clinic
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    We now offer our patients:
  • E-stim for dysynergies, incontinence, sphincter control
  •  Biofeedback (including external for adolescents and paediatrics)
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 Real Time Ultrasound

SquareOne Physio’s use Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) as an assessment and teaching tool for core muscle retraining. Research has shown that activation of the deep lumbar stabilising muscles (transverses abdominis, multifidus and pelvic floor) is reduced in patients with a history of chronic lumbo-pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Reactivation and strengthening of the deep stabilising muscles has been shown to result in reduced levels of pain and improved function compared to non-specific conventional abdominal strengthening exercises in patients with chronic lumbar spine dysfunction.

RTUS is a teaching tool that can be used in patients with conditions such as degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, spondylolisthesis, post abdominal surgery, hip and pelvic pain, post pregnancy low back pain and non-specific low back pain related to motor control abnormalities. It allows patients to see their muscles on a screen as they learn to activate them and thus provides invaluable feedback for rehabilitation and motor relearning of these previously hard to visualise muscle groups. We also use Real Time Ultrasound as a retraining tool for certain hip and shoulder joint injuries.

 

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Hands on manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation/exercise program

Physiotherapy Fees

  • Initial Consult (1 area)$105
  • Initial Consult (complex or 2 areas - 60 mins)$165
  • Standard Consult$95
  • Extended Consult (45 mins)$120
  • Extended Consult (60 mins)$155

Women's Health/TMJ consult fees

Due to the extra time, knowledge and care required for these patients, fees are as follows:

  • Initial Consult (60 mins)$200
  • Standard Consult (30 mins) $125

 

  • Codeine Update
  • From 1 February 2018,  medicines containing codeine are no longer be available without a prescription. As an alternative to prescribing codeine, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has encouraged GPs to refer patients to physiotherapists. 

    Physiotherapy has been identified as an excellent alternative to long term pain relief. Providing satinets with evidence based care that educed pain and improves their function. Physios are prepared to discuss the changes with patients who may desire, but can no longer access, these medicines.

    Why did access to low-dose codeine-containing medicines change?
    The Australian Government is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for Australians through the appropriate regulation of medicines that are deemed by medical experts to have particular risks. This includes low dose codeine-containing medicines.
    The evidence shows that medicines containing low-dose codeine combined with paracetamol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin, are generally no more effective than other non-codeine medicines. 
    The use of low-dose codeine-containing medicines is associated with high health risks. Codeine is an opioid drug closely related to morphine and, like morphine, is also derived from opium poppies. Codeine, like morphine and other opioids, can cause opioid tolerance, dependence, toxicity and in higher doses, death.
    Regular use of medicines containing codeine, for example for chronic pain, has led to some consumers becoming addicted to codeine without realising it. The risks associated with codeine use are too high without oversight from a doctor.
    There are a number of useful resources available for patients who have been affected by these changes.
     
  • Menopause
  • What is menopause?

    Translated literally from Greek, Meno means menstruation and Pausis means cessation.
     
    Officially, menopause is achieved after 12 months without a period and is the signal from Mother Nature that you can’t have any more babies.
     
    A woman’s reproductive life can be divided into three phases:
    1)    Pre-menopausal:This is the time when you have regular menstrual cycles
    2)    Menopausal transition:(also known as peri menopause): during this time, the ovaries are beginning to produce less oestrogen and your periods start to change in frequency and can become erratic, unpredictable and heavier. As this phase progresses periods will come at longer intervals. Regular checkups with your GP over these later years can be beneficial as they can provide solutions if symptoms become bothersome.
    3)    Post menopause:This stage commences 12 months after your last menstrual period 
  • Becoming a grandparent
  •  These days often the news of a new baby in the family brings with it grandparent duties! Caring for young children can be very physically demanding on your (ageing) body. Joint and muscular pain is common as we age and conditions such as arthritis can be easily flared up by increased strain on the joints.

    It's important to keeping your back strong and healthy to cope with your new little darlings. 
     
    Caring for your grandchildren often requires lifting and bending which can result in low back pain. To protect your back, you should take care with activities such as:
    • Lifting babies, toddlers and prams
    • Carrying a child for more than a few metres at a time
    • Bending and twisting when lifting a child
    Musculoskeletal changes that occur with age:
    • Reduced strength and size of muscles
    • Reduced bone strength/density
    • Poor posture
    • Reduced balance
  • What do Womens Health Physio's do postnatally?
  • Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a womans life. It is also one of most physically strenuous, with numerous potential short and long term consequences for both body and mind. 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pessaries
  • What are they? And who are they for?
     
    Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a very common condition in women, and can result in leaking from the bladder or bowel, a feeling of heaviness or bulging in the vagina, or even lower back pain. POP can vary significantly in its severity, the organ involved and the cause. Mild POP may be completely symptom free, however to stop the POP progressing and worsening women should be seen by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist for lifestyle advice, strengthening exercises where appropriate and possibly the use of a pessary to support the POP. 
     
    Pessaries are a silicone or plastic device that can be inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs. If there is a lack of support for your pelvic organs – usually due to muscle weakness, fascial (ligament) damage, or a recent vaginal birth, there is a risk of developing or worsening a Pelvic Organ Prolapse – POP. 
     
    In the past, pessaries have almost exclusivly been used in the older female population – mainly post menopausally to manage a current POP if surgery was not wanted or appropriate. However, recently pessaries are being used more and more in the younger female population, and in particular early post natal women. We often use pessaries to support a mild POP while the body heals and recovers post pregnancy and birth, or prophylactically for women who want to return to high impact exercise or running before their pelvic floor and fascia are ready. The positive effects from exercise on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are vast and very well known, however many women who have a POP are told that they can’t do a particular exercise anymore. The use of a pessary can give many women the required support to allow a safe return to high impact exercise, or even just symptomatic relief so that they don’t notice the POP.