Your Physio

Our physiotherapists are eager to help you get out of pain and get back to doing the things you love. Not only are our practitioners trained in physiotherapy they also have extensive training in structural treatment of the feet, knees and hips using the technique MME (Mobilisation, Manipulation and Exercises. With manual therapies our physios mobilise and manipulate the joints getting them into a better position.

They also use a combination of stretching or massage to treat the issue you are experiencing. At Hip to Toe we get people out of orthotics, out of pain and back to doing the things they love. Our aim is getting our clients out of pain and back to doing the things they love. Our physiotherapists will create a treatment plan designed just for you so you can get the best results possible.

What is manual therapy?

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment used at Hip to Toe. It includes mobilizing and manipulating the joints in the body, soft tissue massage, stretches and acupuncture. Our physiotherapists are trained in multiple different techniques so you can get the best possible outcome. By moving the joints in the body into a better position it can put less strain on the body and relieve the symptoms that can be experienced.

Treatment plans
Our physiotherapists at Hip to Toe are trained to know what the best treatment plan is for you. Each treatment plan is specifically designed for each individual client so the best outcome can be achieved. At Hip to Toe we don’t want to just each the symptoms we want to treat the root cause of the problem

Conditions treated

-Back pain
-Neck pain
-Acute injuries
-Ligament and muscle tears
-Tendinopathies
-Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff injuries
-Post orthopedic surgical rehab
-Musculoskeletal injury orcondition
-Headaches

Back Pain
Back pain is a constant struggle for many people.With back injuries whether they are minor or server if they go untreated,they can lead to:
-Surgery
-Permanent damage
-Long term pain

At Hip to Toe our Physiotherapists are able to treat back pain through a combination of hands on therapies including mobilizing the joints, soft tissue massage and exercises. We want to get you back to:
-Doing the activities you love
-Being out of pain
-Feeling great

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

– Muscle ache
The muscles either side of the spine can get tender and have trigger points that are tender to touch. Pain can be felt up the middle of the back or it may ache on one side of both sides of the spine

– Stiffness
Stiffness can cause restrictions in movement in the back from tightness in the muscles or joints of the spine

-Muscle Spasmo
Muscle spasm is where the muscles on either side of the spine involuntary contract and 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 is treated.

-Nerve Pain
NervePain in the sciatic nerve is also known as Sciatica usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine

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

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 Toes 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.

The neck is a very complex structure and has to support the weight of our heads (which is like holding up a bowling ball), not only that it needs to take on everyday stresses that we make it endure like bad posture, car accidents, cracking our necks etc etc….With all these added stresses it is very easy for thing to go wrong and some of the symptoms that our clients regularly suffer from are:

-Headaches
A dull ache around the back of the head usually coming from the base of the 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 some time 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 the neck or an ache on both or one side of the neck may occur

-Stiffness
If the joints or muscles in the neck are tight it can lead to a reduction in the ability to move the neck in a full range of movement

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

-Muscle Spasmo
This is where the muscles in the neck involuntary spasm. Sometimes you can’t move your neck. This condition is referred to as ‘wry neck’

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are common due to the shoulder being such a mobile joint. The shoulder joint is quite an unstable joint so it is prone to injury. The shoulder muscles are very important in keeping the shoulder stable and functioning properly. At Hip to Toe Arundel Physiotherapy shoulder pain is a common problem we treat.

Common conditions treated at our Arundel clinic are:
-Frozen Shoulder
-Shoulder Bursitis
-Tendon or Rotator Cuff Tear
-Shoulder Dislocation
-AC Joint Injuries
-Osteoarthritic conditions

Gold Coast Hip to Toe 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, use soft tissue massage and acupuncture to get you back to doing the things that you love.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Do?

We work to get people out of pain, out of orthotics and keep them away from surgery.

We realign subluxed joints in the foot and lower limb with a system known as MME (Mobilisations, Manipulations and Exercises).

The Mobilisations and Manipulations (which are called adjustments) are done in clinic by your structural practitioner. The corrective exercises are done by the client at home.

How Many Adjustments Will I Need?

Every client is different and everyone will respond differently to treatment.

Some clients come to me after being in pain for 50 years, while other clients come after being in pain for only a couple of weeks.

 These are just a few of the many factors that will influence how you respond to treatment:

  • the amount of time you have been in pain
  • the different treatments you have tried
  • the nature of your work
  • the sports you participate in
  • your home and family life

How Long Before The Pain Stops?

Some clients are pain-free within a few adjustments and for other clients it is a gradual improvement over time.

Clients that get the best results are those who do all of their corrective exercises as prescribed.

By doing your prescribed exercises you will give your body the best chance to heal, which will reduce the pain.

Do I Have To Keep Doing Adjustments After The Pain Stops?

Pain is the body’s way of indicating something is wrong. Pain usually comes after damage has been occurring for a long time.

Rather than only treating pain, it makes more sense to ensure the joints are always the best they can be so that you can participate in your activities without pain.

It is the same as going to your dentist for a check-up or taking your car to a mechanic for a service. It is always better to do maintenance.

After I have realigned the joints I work out a maintenance pathway to ensure you are able to carry on with your activities to the best of your abilities and pain free.

Do You Treat Everyone The Same?

Everyone is different. They have different problems, symptoms, and subluxations.

Each client is treated individually. They are given different adjustments, and their exercise program is specifically tailored for them.

By carrying out a treatment regime of MME (Mobilisation, Manipulation, and Exercises) we are able to realign the joints in the feet and lower limb, which in time can reduce the symptoms.

Why Has No One Told Me This Before?

This is probably the question I get asked most frequently.

There are a number of reasons why no one has told you this before. Depending on who you see, will determine the information you receive.

Most practitioners treat the pain people come in with rather than looking for the underlying cause. So if you go to a practitioner seeking relief from your knee pain or hip pain then they will usually investigate the knee or hip, without looking at the feet.

GPs know about a vast number of things, but they cannot specialise in all of them. GPs do not understand the structure of the lower limb in the way that a structural podiatrist does. However, GP’s usually refer their patients to other practitioners who can help them.

By visiting a practitioner who understands the need to look for the root cause of the problem you give yourself the best chance of success.

Can You Treat Me Even At My Age?

I treat all ages from 5 to 85. However, the way I treat a 5 year old is very different to the way I treat an 85 year old.

Can I Get Freedom From Orthotics?

Many of my clients come to me after they have been fitted for orthotics that do not work.

By treating the cause of the problems, and realigning the joints in the feet, it is possible to get people out of orthotics completely.

Why Don’t You Use Orthotics?

An orthotic is an external device.

Instead of using an external device to realign the feet, we realign the joints internally through MME (mobilisation, manipulation, and exercises).

My Whole Family Has Bunions, Will I Get Them?

While we do inherit our parents genetics that does not mean we will inherit their bunions.

Bunions are a structural problem caused by the big toe being unable to move up and down properly.

Rather than resigning yourself to the idea that you will get bunions, it makes more sense to get your alignment checked by a structural podiatrist who can realign the joints and get the big toe to function better.

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