Sunshine Coast Physiotherapy – The Integrative Approach
We offer Physiotherapy sessions that are:
Individualised. No generic treatment plans. Care is based on your presenting symptoms and problems and not just the diagnosed title.
Client focused. Your comfort is important to us. You will never feel rushed. You will always feel heard.
Goal orientated. We will always have your health goals in mind.
Integrative. We don’t just treat the symptoms, we treat the cause.
Sarah is a Physiotherapy Sunshine Coast Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Pilates and Fitness Instructor, and Educator, who has crafted her own blend of these elements to provide therapy, coaching and healing, one on one and in groups. Her specialty is where Physiotherapy meets specially formulated rehabilitation and post surgical, exercise physiology, yoga and fitness, especially core stability training. More About Sarah
What to expect in a consultation:
Sarah, our Sunshine Coast Physio, will conduct a comprehensive assessment to establish what the problem is. A physical examination may be conducted as well, to then diagnose the problem. Following this, the Physiotherapist can then create a recovery/treatment plan for you. Treatment may include physical muscular manipulation, dry needling, joint mobilisation, exercise rehabilitation, yoga poses and stretches and massage.
What conditions do you treat?
We treat clients with basically all presenting symptoms requiring a Physiotherapist. However if we were to choose a few areas we would say chronic pain, back pain and injury, core strength, knee pain, pregnancy, womens health and spinal injury or pain.
Do you offer soft tissues release and manual massage therapy?
Yes we do. We spend a lot of time working “on” the problem. Manual therapy and massage is an important part of recovery. Soft tissue release is great for correcting an imbalance, providing rehabilitation and it feels quickly restorative. Described as similar to remedial massage. This is beneficial for many areas of the body such as back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, calf pain and knee pain.
What is dry needling?
Our Physiotherapist is trained in dry needle therapy. It is similar, yet very different to acupuncture. Dry Needling is the insertion of very thin, sterile needles for the purpose of pain relief. It is particularly beneficial for relieving very tight, tense muscles. For some clients this is part of their care plan.
Is there any medicare or private health fund rebates?
You can receive medicare rebates if you have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan from your doctor for a chronic health condition. Private health fund rebates are subject to your level of cover. If you are eligible, you can claim the rebate on the spot.
I am after exercise rehabilitation, do you offer this?
Absolutely. This is aimed at getting your feeling better after an injury or surgery. Plans are generally gentle, yet effective.
What is integrative physiotherapy care?
Integrative Physiotherapy care is understanding the persons presenting symptoms and problems by assessing all aspects of their health. It means we value collaborative care and will often integrated Occupational Therapy (OT’s), Dietitians, Doctors and Specialists into clients care if that is what will get you well sooner.
What qualifications does Sarah hold?
B. App. Sc. (Physio)
Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Physiotherapy (a spinal specialty postgraduate qualification)
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Fitball Instructor- aerobics classes, back care classes, pre and post natal classes
Certificate of Japanese Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Myofascial therapy and dry needling (Western Acupuncture) certification
Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) training
Numerous certificates in women’s health, pre- and post-natal care
Extensive experience in rehabilitation, respiratory conditions, post natal care, geriatrics and post-operative conditions.