When you are suffering from an illness or injury that is affecting your ability to move and perform functional activities in daily life, physiotherapy could help you.

Our physiotherapists at Novita Health will use your health history and a physical examination to diagnose what is causing your issues, and will then create a management plan for your treatment – which may also include using our hydrotherapy pool.

Your treatment will typically include some hands-on work, where the therapist will focus on the area that requires treatment, and possibly a specific exercise maintenance program if required.

In a physio session at Novita Health, your physiotherapist might also use special equipment, some exercise aids, and even carry out some further testing if needed.

The special equipment may include an ultrasound machine, exercise ball and TheraBand resistance equipment.

TheraBand can be used for stretching, pulling, or reaching, experiencing different amounts of resistance to make sure particular muscles are responding to the treatment.

Your physiotherapist will recommend the TheraBand with the correct resistance for you at the time.

Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists have a broad range of expertise in the management of a number of conditions, including –

  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Sporting injuries
  • Postural problems
  • Women’s health issues – including continence related problems, ante and postnatal care
  • Work injuries
  • Motor vehicle injuries

Apart from conventional physiotherapy services, our physiotherapists can also offer the following services:

Dry Needing: Dry needling is a safe form of treatment involving the insertion of fine, sterilised needles into specific points of the body to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension and improve overall body function.

It does this by focussing on the release of myofascial trigger points in muscle. These are also known as knots, which occur when muscles have shortened while being used but have been unable to lengthen back to their original state after activity. As these muscle fibres become tighter, they compress the capillaries and nerves that supply them with oxygen and nutrients, making them painful, especially when other muscles around the affected nodule also tighten to compensate.

There are many causes of myofascial trigger points with some common ones including quick movements or prolonged holding of certain postures. Ask your Novita Health physiotherapist for more information to determine if dry needling might be a suitable treatment for your condition.

Real Time Ultrasound: This gives our physiotherapists the ability to show you the core muscle group that supports your spine, so you can have a deeper insight into the treatment being planned and carried out.

This core group of muscles contains the pelvic floor, deep lumbar and deep abdominal muscles and can be affected negatively by poor posture, pregnancy, back pain, and surgery.

Through real time ultrasound, you will be able to see this group of muscles switch into gear, which we call stabilisation or “activation”, in an effort to protect you from the recurrence of injury and low back pain. We also use real time ultrasound in your early Core, Control and Balance consultations so you can gain more insight into the muscles used during the exercises’.

Cupping: The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and is effective in lessening and desensitising chronic lower and upper back pain.

Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines and rheumatism. You may find that after the treatment you could have circular welts or markings where the cups were adhered to your body.

These markings will generally recede and disappear within a few days.