No matter your Physio needs
Hahndorf & District Physiotherapy Service has your solution.
Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy [top]
Hahndorf & District Physiotherapy Service employs highly trained post
graduate physiotherapists who are able to assess, diagnose, treat and manage
Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy can promote FAST RECOVERY from injury, EASE
pain, and IMPROVE mobility, co-ordination, strength and overall fitness
Treatment may include:
- Joint mobilisation & manipulation
- Massage, myofascial & trigger point
- Individual exercise programs & specific posture advice
- Assessment & management of muscle imbalance
- Strengthening & stretching
- Taping, splinting & orthotic therapy
- Occupational Health: Work site assessment, job analysis etc.
Sports Physiotherapy [top]
We treat all types of sporting injuries and offer preventative assessments.
We support local football, netball, soccer & tennis and bowling teams.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy [top]
- EARLY TREATMENT for sprains and fractures provides BEST results.
- PRE-op and POST- op treatment for orthopaedic surgery (hip and knee
replacement, shoulder surgery) is recommended for your BEST OUTCOME.
Bone & Joint problems recover quicker with EARLY assessment, treatment &
management. This can include:
- Mobilisation of joints
- Individualised exercise programmes
- Taping & orthotic therapy
- Gym programmes
Real-Time Ultrasound [top]
Hahndorf & Distric Physiotherapy Service have vast experience with Real-Time
Diagnostic Ultrasound has been used by the medical profession since the
1970's, and by Physiotherapists in the last 15 years. The frequencies for
diagnostic, or Real-Time Ultrasound are much lower than for therapeutic
ultrasound, and there is no heating effect or radiation, and it is safe,
being used by doctors in obstetrics.
At Hahndorf Physio, the Real-Time Ultrasound is used mainly as a biofeedback
tool. In real time (that is, while the movement is being performed) muscle
action can be seen on the screen by the client, enhancing their awareness
and ability to learn to use speciifc muscles. We use Real -Time Ultrasound
in core stability training for the back and hips, and for pelvic floor
muscle awareness and rehabilitation.
EMG (Electro-myography) Biofeedback is also used at Hahndorf physio to train
and "down-train" muscle which are under or overactive. Our
Musculo-skeletal, Sports and Continence and Women's Health Phyiotherapists
have access to this innovative ground-breaking technology.
Contact Hahndorf & District Physiotherapy Service about how Real time
Ultrasound can aid your recovery.
Continence & Womens / Mens Health [top]
Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist Annette Innes has more than
30 years experience in the management of bladder and bowel problems,
prolapse and pelvic pain, in children, men and women. Trish Crouch and
Michelle Bessen have joined the Continence team with ongoing professional
development in this area.
MALE PROBLEMS with incontinence, pelvic pain and erectile function are
treated by Annette. She recommends a consult BEFORE Prostatectomy (Radical
or TURP). Annette takes the time to discuss WHAT to expect and HOW to
MINIMISE INCONTINENCE through CORRECT pelvic floor muscle action.
Follow up AFTER the surgery is useful also. CORRECT TECHNIQUE and TIMING of
Pelvic Floor Muscle action has been shown to reduce the post operative
incontinence and erectile dysfunction which has in the past been associated
We utilise Real Time Diagnostic Ultrasound and Biofeedback for assessment
and treatment of male and female pelvic floor issues.
Please contact Annette so that she can send you an information pack before your first consult.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
We offer a comprehensive Pelvic floor Assessment for the prevention &
treatment of prolapse and incontinence. Pelvic pain, Vulvodynia and painful
intercourse are also treated. Annette, with more than 30 years experience in
this area has been awarded the title of "APA Continence and Women's Health
Physiotherapist " by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) through
a rigorous examination process.
Our “Yes I can do it” program for children assists with bedwetting, day
wetting and bowel problems. Bedwetting alarms may form part of the treatment
program, and are available for hire from Hahndorf physio. Children over the
age of 5 can enter our “Yes, I can do it” Program. Advice and resources
are available for parents of younger children.
Rehabilitation and Exercise programmes [top]
Providing individualised therapy programmes for a wide range of conditions:
- Early post orthopaedic surgery
- Acute injuries
- Arthritic conditions
- Chronic pain problems
- Poor balance leading to falls
Individualised Exercise Programmes [top]
Specifically tailored strengthening programmes for individual problems may
consist of :
- Floor exercises including Pilates
- Fitball exercises
- Weight & gym work
- Whole Body vibration
- Core muscle strengthening and training
- Physi-slide exerciser
Group Exercise [top]
Fit Ball Classes are held in the gym at our practice. Classes are scheduled on Mondays at 7:00pm and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
If you would like to attend a Fit Ball class, please call us to reserve a place.
- ACTIVE AGEING (Falls and Balance) CLASSES
- Closely supervised, individualized exercise programs which may include:
- Physio-Chi (a form of Tai Chi which has been modified by physios for safety
- Hand and leg weights,
- Whole body vibration,
- Physi-slide exerciser,
- Thera-tube exercises
- Balance equipment
Classes are held on Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm and 2.45pm.
If you would like to attend an Active Ageing class, please call us to reserve a place.
Pilates Classes Training and stabilising the core muscles through Pilates IMPROVES POSTURE, ENHANCES FITNESS, and MINIMISES PAIN.
Our small mat based Pilates classes are conducted by qualified Pilates instructor and Physiotherapist Trish Crouch.
Before beginning Pilates classes clients attend one on one consults to learn how to isolate, contract and control their core muscles. We use the latest Real-Time Ultrasound technology and create a customised Pilates program for every client .
Clients are closely supervised in our Pilates classes and achieve graded progression through exercises.
If you would like to attend a Pilates class, please call us to reserve a place.
- Hydrotherapy Classes: Wednesday 12.30 and 1:30pm
- Uses the unique effects of water in rehabilitation to enhance recovery.
Our service incorporates hands on treatment and individual exercise
Our Hydrotherapy classes utilise a private, conveniently located heated
Contact us to discuss your participation in Hydrotherapy classes
Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise Classes [top]
We offer WATER and LAND based CLASSES for your physical well being, fitness,
prevention and management of back pain, and strengthening the core stability
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS are offered for back pain, pelvic joint
instability, carpal tunnel syndrome, breast mastitis, perineal discomfort
and pelvic floor assessments.
Attending Pregnancy exercise classes conducted by Angela, Trish, Michelle
and Annette gives not only safe and specific exercise prescription for
pregnancy, but lots of information about preventing and managing problems
associated with your pregnancy and birth. Meeting other pregnant women, and
making friendships which last well after the classes are finished is a
bonus. We use a private pool near Hahndorf, set on a delightful property,
complete with an animal sanctuary! Please ring us for detailed instructions.
Click here to view our exercise class time table.
Other services offered: [top]
In addition to our treatment options and exercise classes we offer
therapeutic ultrasound, Interferential, laser therapy, acupuncture,
biofeedback, whole body vibration, real time diagnostic ultrasound and
Our state of the art computer hardware & software assists our
physiotherapists to assess and analyse your feet.
Learn more about TOG Gaitscan
Contact us about your Gaitscan consultation
Our Mission Statement:
- We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the assessment & treatment of all our clients.
- We value and respect our clients and make joint decisions with them in their management.
- Self management is promoted as being important in the maintenance of quality of life and in preventative health.
- We work as a team to serve the best interests of our clients.
- Each team member is valued and their training, safety and commitment are crucial elements in the achievement of our mission.