• Physiotherapy Gold Coast
Physiotherapy Treatment Gold Coast

Physiotherapy on The Gold Coast

At Hip to Toe we love to help people get out of orthotics, out of pain and back to doing the things they love. Whether you are experiencing back, neck or shoulder pain, headaches, a sports injury or something else, our physiotherapists will create a treatment plan designed just for you so you can get the best results possible.

Our physiotherapy practitioners are not just trained in physiotherapy, but they also have extensive training in structural treatment of the feet, knees and hips using MME techniques (Mobilisation, Manipulation and Exercises). Our physios use manual, hands-on therapies to mobilise and manipulate the joints getting them back into their natural alignment and treat the issue you are experiencing.

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What is manual therapy?

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment used at Hip to Toe by our physiotherapy practitioners. It includes mobilising and manipulating the joints in the body, soft tissue massage and stretches.

Our physiotherapists are trained in many different techniques so you can get the best possible outcome based on your own unique needs. By realigning the joints in your body back into their intended positions, it can put less strain on your body. This can relieve the symptoms that cause pain and limit movement.

Where appropriate and if the patient is comfortable with it, dry needling (similar to acupuncture) may also be an treatment option.

Treatment plans
At Hip to Toe we don’t just treat the symptoms, we want to treat the root-cause of the problem. This helps you to have a lasting solution instead of a short-term ‘quick fix’ that can become a problem again in the future. Our physiotherapists at Hip to Toe are trained to know what the best treatment plan is for you. Each physiotherapy treatment plan is specifically designed for each individual client so the best outcome can be achieved based on your unique needs.

Conditions treated with Physiotherapy

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Acute injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ligament and muscle tears
  • Tendinopathies
  • Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff injuries
  • Post orthopedic surgical rehab
  • Musculoskeletal injury or condition
  • Headaches
    And MUCH more!

Back Pain

Back pain is a constant struggle for many people and most people will experience some sort of back pain episode at some point in their lives. Regardless of whether your back injury seems minor or severe, if left untreated it can lead to:

-Long term pain
-Permanent damage

At Hip to Toe our Physiotherapists are able to treat back pain through a combination of hands-on manual therapies including:

– Mobilising the joints
– Soft tissue massage
– Exercises
– Dry needling
– And more.

We want to get you back to feeling your best and doing the activities you love without experiencing pain. Sound good? We think so too! Contact us today to learn how we can help you overcome your back pain.

Common symptoms that you may be experiencing through back pain can include:

  •  Muscle aches
    The muscles either side of your spine can get tender and have trigger points that are tender to the touch. Pain can be felt up the middle of the back, or it may ache on or both sides of the spine.
  • Stiffness
    Stiffness can cause restrictions in the movement of your back because of tightness in the muscles or joints of the spine.
  • Muscle Spasms
    Muscle spasms are when the muscles on either side of the spine involuntary contract and it can cause a great deal of pain. Muscle spasm usually occurs as a result of injury to a deeper structure of the spine. It is essential to find out why the muscles are spasming so the root-cause of the problem can be treated.
  • Nerve Pain and Sciatica
    Nerve Pain in the sciatic nerve is also known as Sciatica. This is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine.

Our physiotherapists are trained to treat back and lower-back pain with a mixture of physiotherapy techniques and structural ‘MME’ techniques (Mobilisation, Manipulation and Exercises). Our physiotherapists have additional training to find the root cause of your problem to help set you free from pain.

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Neck Pain

Neck pain is a problem we see nearly every day at Hip to Toe. Around 65% of the population suffers from neck pain at some point in their lives. Hip to Toe’s Physiotherapists are able to treat the root cause of neck pain with a combination of massage, mobilisation, manipulation and exercises. Our goal is to treat the root cause of the problem.

Physiotherapy Sore Neck Pain Gold Coast

The neck is a very complex structure and has to support the weight of our heads (which is like holding up a heavy bowling ball). In addition to that, our necks need to take on everyday stresses that we make them endure, such as bad posture, car accidents, sports injuries, impact from exercise etc etc. With all of these added stresses, it is very easy for things to go wrong.

Some of the neck symptoms we frequently treat are:

A dull ache around the back of the head usually coming from the base of your skull. The most common headaches are felt around the back of the head and the base of the spine. This type of headache can also radiate to the side of the skull and sometimes to the front of the head also.

Muscle Ache
The neck muscles might be tender and tight with hard knots (trigger points). Pain can sometimes be experienced up the middle of your neck or an ache on both or one side of your neck may occur.

If the joints or muscles in the neck are tight it can lead to a reduction in your ability to move your neck in a full range of motion.

Nerve Pain
Issues with the neck can also lead to nerve pain in the spine. This can also result in pain in the neck that can radiate down the arms. Some people may also experience pins and needle or tingling in the arms, numbness, burning and weakness. This pain is often more common at night.

Muscle Spasm
This is where the muscles in your neck involuntary contract. Sometimes you can’t move your neck or will have extremely limited or painful movement. This condition is often referred to as ‘wry neck’.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are common due to the shoulder being such an important and frequently-mobile joint. The shoulder joint is quite an unstable joint too which makes it prone to injury. The shoulder muscles are very important for keeping the shoulder stable and functioning properly to prevent injuries. Shoulder pain is a common problem our physiotherapists treat at Hip to Toe.

Common shoulder conditions treated at our Gold Coast clinic include:

– Shoulder Bursitis
– Tendon or Rotator Cuff Tears
– Shoulder Dislocation
– AC Joint Injuries
– Osteoarthritic shoulder conditions

At Hip to Toe on The Gold Coast, our Physiotherapists want to help you fix the root cause of your shoulder pain instead of just treating the symptoms. Our physiotherapists move and manipulate the joints in and around the shoulder. They can also use soft tissue massage and other manual therapies, and in some cases dry needling if the patient is comfortable with it (similar to acupuncture) to get you back to doing the things you love.

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