Physiotherapy is an abbreviation of “Physical Therapy” and here at RehabLab, we are committed to putting the “physical” back into physiotherapy.
What does a Physiotherapist do?
Our staff specialise in active interventions to get you out of pain, back moving efficiently and performing at your very best. Any high quality rehab plan starts with a thorough assessment to understand your story, your current injury or condition and what is important to you to get back to.
Rehab plans should always focus on what the end goal is, and be developed by working backwards from there.
What will my physiotherapy involve?
Here at RehabLab we run extended initial assessments that focus on an in depth interview (known as a subjective assessment) followed by a comprehensive physical assessment (known as an objective assessment) that will look at how you move on a global & joint by joint level along with precises strength testing using the VALD ForceFrame, ForceDecks and Dynamo systems.
Following these assessments, our therapist will explain to you what has contributed to your injury, what steps need to be taken and how long it will take to treat your injury. We will then work with you to plan your physiotherapy program, ensuring that we are working together, in the same direction, to achieve your rehab goals.
What methods do our physiotherapists use?
Rehab Lab interventions focus on physical treatments, meaning you will be working with RehabLab staff in our rehabilitation gym, along with independent gym and home based programs.
This will be supplemented by manual therapy techniques such as deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, dry needling and many more to supplement your physical rehab program.
To ensure we are always on the right track, you will be re-tested at various points through your rehab program. By doing this, we make sure the interventions put in place are having the desired effect and we can make the needed changes to the program as required.
It also means that when it does come time for you to discharge from Physio and return to your sport, work or any other important life activities that you can do so with confidence and as well prepared as possible.
Our physiotherapists are also committed to working with your other health care professionals in a multidisciplinary team to get the best outcomes for you. We have relationships with many of Geelong’s top surgeons along with working closely with our wonderful Osteopaths, The Prosper Health Podiatry team (who work in our clinic) and your trusted local GP.