Our physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in collaboration with their patients to help them get better and to stay well.
They are trained to use advanced techniques and evidence-based practice to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapists essentially improve your quality of life by repairing damage, reducing stiffness and pain, increasing mobility and making you feel more comfortable.
At Absolute Physio and Rehab, we can help you with acute or chronic pain management, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, patient education and injury prevention.
Individuals seeking physiotherapy treatment can go through HiCaps, Medicare EPC, NDIS, Department of Veterans Affairs, WorkCover or third-party Insurance claims.
Our physiotherapists work within a multidisciplinary team to help you get better results.
Physiotherapy Areas of Expertise
With a large team of physiotherapists spread across our two clinics, there is a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. There areas include the following:
- Hands on treatment
- Strength and conditioning training
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Sports injury management
- Dry needling
- Brace fitting
- Sports taping
- Women's health
- Evidence-based practice
Occupational therapists are trained health professionals that work with people of all ages and abilities to assist them in many aspects of their life.
At Absolute Physio and Rehab, the therapy we provide is theory-driven, evidence-based, client-centred and occupation-based. Allowing us to support clients to develop, improve or maintain skills they require to participate in their everyday life. Our occupational therapist works in collaboration with the client to strive for the success of their goals.
Our occupational therapist is a registered provider, allowing you to claim through HICAPS, NDIS, Medicare EPC, Department of Veterans Affairs, WorkCover or Third-Party Insurance claims. Our occupational therapist works within a multidisciplinary team to help you get better results.
Occupational Therapy Areas of Expertise
At Absolute Physio and Rehab, our occupational therapist specialises in:
- Home modifications
- Upper limb therapy
- Mobility aid and fall prevention
- Assistive technology
Depending on the client's needs, our occupational therapist can provide a variety of clinic and home/school based sessions.
Our exercise physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals who are equipped with knowledge and many skills. They design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions. People of all ages come to see our exercise physiologists whether they are experiencing acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries, disabilities or to maintain good health.
Exercise physiologists provide services for individuals experiencing cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, kidney and respiratory conditions. They are also trained to work with individuals who have mental health and other conditions, where there is evidence that exercise will be beneficial.
Our exercise physiologists work within a multidisciplinary team to help you get better results.
Food and diets should not be feared, they should be embraced. Our onsite dietitian works one on one with clients to provide support in what they should and should not eat. Conditions such as high or low blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, weight issues, diabetes and impaired blood glucose can also be tackled with our dietitian and nutritionist.
Every session with our dietitian and nutritionist will be individualised, allowing for alterations that may need to be done. As we provide one on one sessions, it lets us gain a great understanding of your goals. Allowing us to collaborate and create personalised diet plans and diet modifications.
Our dietitian and nutritionist takes a holistic approach with the client to promote health and prevent and treat illness. This is achieved by utilising scientific principles and methods that affect food intake and eating behaviour.
Pilates is a unique form of exercise that is designed to target the whole body through focusing on alignment, core strength and breathing. It engages all parts of the body, particularly the arms, legs, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Improved posture is achieved through strengthening and stretching certain muscle groups, which can reduce muscles and joint pain.
We offer clinical pilates in small groups (maximum of two) or one and one with the instructor. Our instructors are highly trained physiotherapists or exercise physiologists who have undertaken further studies and training in clinical pilates. As our instructors are highly qualified they can assist clients in the rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injury, throughout a pilates session.
The Beaudesert and Jimboomba clinics both offer pilates. By providing a variety of pilates therapies the instructors can design a session that suits the individual’s needs, allowing adaptations for any injuries or conditions.
During the session, the client will experience not only pilates but additional exercise techniques to achieve maximal benefit. All the traditional equipment will be available to use, such as, the reformer, wunda chair, half trapez table and mat exercises.
Benefits of Pilates
- Assists with prevention of lower back and neck pain
- Assists with improving deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle activation
- Builds cardiovascular endurance
- Enhances muscular control of your back and limbs
- Improves posture
- Improves concentration
- Improves physical coordination and balance
- Improves bone density
- Improves flexibility
- Increases muscle strength and tone to your abdominals, lower back, hips and buttocks
- Promotes weight loss
Massage provides a healing treatment, where the therapist views the client in a holistic manner, to treat the whole body. At Absolute Physio and Rehab, we offer a variety of massage styles.
Benefits of Massage:
- Reduces muscle tension
- Increases flexibility and joint mobility
- Improves blood circulation
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Improves recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Pain management
- Reduces anxiety, stress and depression
Types of Massage
Swedish oil massage is a relaxing massage that incorporates long, flowing strokes up and down the desired part of the body. Generally, this style is performed at a light to medium pressure. It is intended to release muscle tension and calm the clients mind.
Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue massage is a firm pressured massage that involves the use of hands, forearms and elbows. The aim of a deep tissue massage is to unwind knots and tightness from your muscles.
Sports massage can be combined with a Swedish or Deep Tissue massage. This involves stretching your muscles to increase flexibly and blood flow to tight and sore areas.
Remedial massage is performed at a gentle or strong, deep or shallow level. During this massage, the therapist will seek to trace the pain back to the original cause, working on both the cause and the symptoms.
Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique that is used by most of our physiotherapists to treat muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. It is directly concerned with treating the specific neuromuscular problems that cause pain and hinder mobility. Dry needling is used to relax overactive muscles which can contain trigger points. Trigger points are taut/stretched/tense bands in the muscle which creates musculoskeletal pain caused from overstimulating or repetitive actions of the muscle. They can refer pain and cause dysfunction in multiple parts of the body, a common pain is headaches.
The process involves a thin needle to be inserted into the sore area of the muscle, this being the trigger point. From here, it will be manipulated, which can cause slight discomfort. It will be left in for a brief period of time, then removed. The aim of dry needling is to relax the muscle, with the long-term aim of reducing the associated pain and discomfort permanently.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
& Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years. It is believed that the human body has a dynamic state of balance, both internally and with the environment. It usually includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and remedial massage techniques. The aim of traditional Chinese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is to take a holistic view to understand the normal function and disease process of the individual. Allowing them to focus on treatment and prevention of illness.
Qi is known as the energy that is created along the pathways that connect the acupuncture points on the body. The unseen pathway that links these points are called meridians. These not only link the acupuncture points but also connect to internal organs in the body. When the individual is healthy, a rich supply of Qi flows through the body. If the flow of Qi becomes blocked or there is a low supply, the body fails to maintain harmony and balance. Allowing disease and illness to follow. Many factors can be a contributor to this including; stress, overwork, poor di et, environmental factors and other lifestyle factors.
The process involves the acupuncturist to examine the clients’ tongue’s shape, colour and coating, check their pulse and possibly perform physical examinations. Based on the information gathered the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a treatment for the clients’ individual condition. Once comfortable the acupuncturist will stimulate the acupoints with very fine needles. Most individuals report to feel no pain or very mild discomfort.
Benefits of Acupuncture
- Reduces insomnia
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
- Helps to quit smoking
- Menopause and premenstrual symptoms
- Digestive issues
- General rebalancing
- Sinus problems
- Reduces muscle and joint pain
- Headaches and migraines
Naturopath is a client-centred health profession that aims to assist people with improving their overall health effectively. They will offer a holistic treatment program that is based upon complementary and natural medicines to help address the clients’ illness and regain balance, health and well-being. The client will achieve whole body balance using dietary advice, herbal medicines and nutrient supplementation, in addition to lifestyle changes.
Naturopathic treatment is beneficial for individuals of all ages and genders, treating both acute and chronic conditions. It is believed that health is more than just the absence of disease and focuses on strengthening the body's natural defences. Naturopathy is a vastly growing profession that is used as an alternative to traditional medicine.
Benefits of Naturopathy
- Weight loss and maintenance
- Improves sleep
- Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
- Boost immune function
- Assists with skin conditions and concerns
- Helps reduces headaches and migraines
- Helps with acute and chronic pain
- Balancing hormones
Podiatrists are highly-skilled, university trained health professionals trained to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs, including those related to underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes.
Some feet have special needs – children’s feet, sporting feet, working feet, mature feet and feet affected by disease and the treatment of disease, such as chemotherapy.
Many factors associated with diabetes contribute to a reduced ability to heal wounds. Regular visual foot checks are vital for foot health, and Diabetes Australia recommends that people with diabetes see a podiatrist at least once every 12 months.
It is recommended you visit a podiatrist if:
Our personal trainer will push you more then you will push yourself. She will strive to help you reach your fitness goals, whether they are to lose weight, gain strength or to improve your general fitness.
Every work out session will be individualised and tailored to your specific needs.
Group Pilates Mat Training
Our personal trainer is a qualified pilates instructor. Group pilates mat training will provide you with a full body workout that focuses on flexibility, mobility and strength. The mat training will assist in developing core strength, muscle strength, improving joint mobility, improving posture and providing you with confidence.