Sport - Dance - Spine - Pilates
Assessment and Treatment
Your first session will involve a thorough assessment. This will involve you providing background to your injury or current issues and goals, as well as your general health. This helps to guide the physical assessment where appropriate tests are used to test muscles, joints, nerves and movement to best diagnose your injury and develop a treatment plan.
Once your assessment is complete we will discuss the findings together and make a plan moving forward.
Treatment will depend on your injury and needs. This may include:
Home Visits: If you are unable to come to the clinic we can come to see you in your home.
We are able to see clients in Sandringham, Kingsland, Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Epsom, Mt Roskill, Three Kings, Western Springs, Grey Lynn, Westmere and Ponsonby,
Telehealth Consultations - what to expect
Telehealth is the use of information and video conferencing technologies, to deliver health services and/or transmit health information to a patient when the clinician is in a different location.
We will use either Cliniko, Zoom or Physitrack, which are all secure platforms.
Telehealth allows us to connect with you securely to understand your current state, review your progress, give advice, and adjust or advance your exercises. All this without you needing to be in the same place.
This service will generally be available for all our services, although we recognise there are some limitations of this platform for initial assessments and physical assessments.
ACC considers that Telehealth appointments count as one of your allocated number of consultations and have provided funding to enable such services are available to everyone.
What do you need for Telehealth?
For a Telehealth appointment with your Physiotherapist
Your assessment may highlight the need for further investigation. This may involve referring you back to your GP or for an x-ray or ultrasound to help assist with diagnosis of your injury.
Onward Referral – working as part of a team
Close links with other health professionals including GP's, Sports and Musculoskeletal Physicians, Orthopaedic Specialists, Podiatrists, Nutritionists, Exercise Physiologists and Sports Psychologists who will ensure you will receive optimal and coordinated care. Your treatment can be tailored in with other complimentary health care providers.
Real Time Ultrasound Assessment
Real time ultrasound assessment is a non-invasive assessment tool that can be used to assess muscle function. It is particularly useful in determining if those deep stabilising muscles around the spine and hip are doing their job. Ultrasound can also be useful in pelvic floor retraining programmes such as post pregnancy or surgery. Real time ultrasound can also be used to look at tendon health and function.
SPORT+ DANCE PHYSIO PILATES
Your physiotherapy management will be tailored to optimise your safe and efficient return to dance and sport.
- Dance and Sports injury management and rehabilitation
- Dance Strength and Conditioning
- Dance Pilates
- Pre pointe assessments
- Dance and Sport Specific Muscle balance assessments
- Customised conditioning programmes for injury management and prevention
- Intake assessments for dance schools including the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD)
- Liaison with dance teachers and coaches to optimise safe return
CLINICAL PILATES +STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Our Clinical Pilates/Strength and Conditioning sessions are taught by fully qualified Physiotherapists or Masters Qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach. These are focused 1:1 sessions whereby you will be guided through an individualised Pilates exercise session tailored to your phase of rehabilitation and specific to your injury, dance or sporting demands. These sessions can be useful to progress your strength, flexibility and movement control post injury, before and after pregnancy, post surgery or simply as an adjunct to your weekly training or exercise regime. You can work at your own pace doing exercise that is designed specifically for you.
MOVEMENT SCREENING AND MUSCLE BALANCE ASSESSMENTS
Movement control and muscle balance assessments can be a useful tool to develop individualised exercise programmes to help you achieve your goals in sport and dance. This involves a video assessment of dance/sport related movement patterns, functional movements, gait/running technique, as well as specific tests to measure range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility. For those young dancers who will be starting pointe work - a pre-pointe assessment may help to establish an appropriate individualised programme to prepare for these specific demands.
Linda is also able to complete intake orthopaedic assessments for dance schools including the NZSD.
Linda is part of the Backstage Physio Team. We provide physiotherapy support to dancers and performing artists touring and performing in Auckland. You can check out our website at www.backstagephysio.co.nz or email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Onsite Physiotherapy for Dancers and Performers
- Acute Injury Management