Based in Padbury, Perth, Physiogap offers various forms of rehabilitation depending upon the individual’s needs and goals. Some of the common types of rehabilitation involve:
Post surgery rehabilitation
If you have had recent surgery, then you will most likely require an exercise rehabilitation program to get you back into normal function. Our muscles decondition very quickly especially if there is trauma involved. Our body will compensate by overloading other joints and muscles more where there is weakness in the area. Hence it is very important to ensure the muscles get their strength back to prevent other issues arising.
Pilates / Exercise prescription
A Pilates approach is used to strengthen deep stabilising muscles in the body which support your posture and prevent your body from being injured. This type of rehabilitation is also good for recurrent injuries especially ankle sprains.
You can get an individually tailored exercise program no matter what your goals are whether to improve posture, well-being, performance at sports, or to prevent injuries.
Specialised rehabilitation is required for complex conditions such as stroke or spinal cord / brain injury. Our brain has the ability to re-model and re-shape following a brain injury or a stroke. Hence, it is very important to do specific functional exercises to allow your brain to map out new pathways required to perform a function. Early rehabilitation is recommended to maximise the opportunity for the most functional gain.
Progressive neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, nerve damage will also benefit from this type of rehabilitation.
We have a vestibular / inner ear system which assists in balance, orientation in space. You will experience dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, decrease balance if this system is affected. Vestibular rehabilitation aims at reducing symptoms with specialised exercises which will allow the vestibular system and the body to adapt so you can perform your daily function. Some common vestibular problems are BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), inner ear infections, meniere’s disease.