Since we started in 2001 we at BODYSYSTEM® Physio have developed physiotherapy services to help you reach your goals. If you are an elite athlete, an active participant in competitive sports, a working professional looking after yourself, a developing teen or anyone wanting to stay active through life, our Physiotherapists can help you be on your best condition.
We pride ourselves on providing individually focused, one on one physiotherapy services so you have a good day, everyday! And you can rest assured that all treatments are backed by the latest evidence based research as all BODYSYSTEM® Physiotherapists are active participants in continuing education and training. We have also become a centre for excellence in the assessment and management of hip and shoulder pain and are pioneers in this region. This has been recognised by establishments like the Tasmanian Institute of Sports, Rowing Australia and AFL Tas who have enlisted the services of our Physiotherapists.
The conditions wherein our Physiotherapists have the most interest and expertise include:
- Musculoskeletal Conditions: conditions of the muscles, skeleton and joints with a specific focus on shoulder and hip problems
- Spinal Pain: includes neck, upper back and lower back Postural Assessment and Management
- Sports Injuries: sports regularly serviced include swimming, rowing, soccer, AFL and cycling
- Sports Specific Musculoskeletal Screenings: extensive swimming and rowing programs and screening for all other sports available
- Acupuncture and Dry Needling: performed as part of a physiotherapy treatment regime
- Developing specific strategies for keeping you active as you age which include maintaining your strength and balance
- BALANCE Assessment: Assessment tool to allow a calulation on an individuals falls risk.
BODYSYSTEM Physio is providing a comprehensive assessment for patients with lower limb joint pain. This will be provided at a significantly reduced consultation cost, to reflect the importance of evidence-based assessment in the management of joint pain and disease. Any patient with joint pain in the lower limb (foot, ankle, knee, hip) is eligible and is encouraged to take advantage of this service. Patients may or may not have evidence of osteoarthritis at the time of the assessment. The assessment will consist of a comprehensive interview and completion of patient-reported outcome measures, tests of physical function (range of motion, muscle strength, functional performance), evaluation of BMI, and referral for medical imaging if appropriate. Following the assessment (one hour duration), key issues will be identified, and patients will be referred for treatment based on the current best practice evidence recommendations. This may include interventions such as strengthening exercises, orthotics, weight loss, pain management, aquatic physiotherapy, exercise classes, further medical referral. Treatment recommendations will be targeted to the needs of the patient, taking into consideration needs such as time restraint, financial considerations, patient age and severity of the condition. Patients will receive a report of the assessment findings, and a copy will be sent to the referring doctor. If appropriate, patients will be reassessed at a later date.
To refer patients to this service, please refer them to Bodysystem, at 38 Collins St Hobart, or phone 03 62315 991, and specific the referral is for the joint clinic.