Quality Physiotherapy in Brisbane
Specialist Physiotherapists For Pain Relief and Performance
At Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry our experienced team of specialists aims to reduce and eliminate pain, enhance recovery, and improve our clients’ performance in both sport and life.
What can our physiotherapists do for you?
Our team of physiotherapists and podiatrists can assist you and your family with a wide range of problems including postural issues, sports injuries and rehabilitation support. You don’t need a referral to visit. Paddington Physio provides HICAPS facilities to claim your private health insurance on the spot, so usually you will only need to pay the gap. We help famiy members of all ages, active weekend warriors, and althletes need serious sports physio to keep them at their peak. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure if physiotherapy or podiatry is for you! You don’t need a referral to visit.
The short answer is that we offer both physiotherapy and podiatry treatments! We understand how these two practices support each other and can provide you with a strong and effective integrated service. We provide a contemporary and professional service with thorough assessments and comprehensive management of your condition. All of our appointments are individual consultations in private rooms, which means we won’t be treating other clients at the same time or just leave you hooked up to a machine! Physio doesn’t have to be expensive; a couple of targeted treatments can often make all the difference.
Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry is independently owned and operated. All our clinical staff are university educated, some with postgraduate degrees. We have extended opening hours 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and endeavour to provide you with Same Day Appointments if required. We are located close to the Brisbane CBD with the entrance on Martha Street in Paddington with two hour free street parking or you can use our free on-site parking.
All of our physiotherapy staff undergo extensive ongoing training with our specialist Liza to allow them to adopt a similar treatment style and to keep up to date with emerging treatment techniques.
Communication is key to your recovery. Your Physiotherapist will openly discuss with you not only what we are trying to achieve, but also why we are trying to achieve it. We actively encourage you to ask questions about your treatment and will provide you with diagrams and examples to help you understand either what has happened or what you need to do. Not only does this provide peace of mind, but it also contributes to a fast & effective resolution of the condition that is being treated!
Your Physiotherapist will talk with you about your symptoms (pain, pins and needles, numbness, weakness, giving way, locking, dizziness, headaches, stiffness etc.), how they affect you, what activities make them worse, when they first occurred, what (if any) treatment you have had prior to your appointment here. They will also discuss your goals and expectations, your normal leisure activities, sports and the physical demands of your occupation, your workstation/desk setup. You will also be asked about your general health and any medication you are taking.
Your physiotherapist will then examine your movements and do some physical tests to see what aggravates your symptoms. They may look at your scans or reports from your scans if you have any.
After determining what is causing your symptoms and the contributing factors your physiotherapist will treat the main areas of concern. Your Physiotherapist will work with you to determine whether there are some changes that you can make to reduce the pain. Your Physio will have a discussion with you about what habits need to be changed or techniques or movement patterns need to change, your workplace changes of habits and the work environment and your posture. Sometimes just a small tweak to your daily routine can make a huge difference. Something as simple as using a lumbar support to help your back while sitting at a desk or adjusting the height of the computer screen might stop you from aggravating your condition.
While you are getting better it can be beneficial to reduce the movements that are causing the pain. The Physiotherapist can help you with some practical guidance on ways to prevent further injury. For example if you are the parent of a small child and have developed back pain, it is unlikely that you will be able to just stop lifting your child altogether, but the physiotherapist will work with you to determine ways that you can reduce the strain on your back when lifting the child. The lifestyle changes might be simple for example using a small step when getting your child out of the cot.
If you are having difficulty lifting, we can teach you better ways to lift which will mean that you will be less likely to do further damage.
You will be given some exercises to do at home to maintain changes and make further improvements to range of movement, strength and balance. Our physios don’t just do quick fixes we are dedicated to assisting you to achieve long-term solutions. We work with you to help you regain your normal lifestyle as soon as possible.
We work with our patients to help them achieve the best possible outcome and therefore follow up with our patients to ensure they are maintaining improvements and continuing the necessary exercises. We are able to help you with decisions surrounding any required surgery and help you understand other choices and your likely recovery process after surgery.
Paddington Physiotherapy was established in 1996 by Liza Devlin and located at the same Brisbane premises where you will find us today. Our first physiotherapist to join Liza on staff in 2003, was Richard Hanly who has gone on to study Medicine and has gone on to specialise in Orthopaedics.
Paddington Physiotherapy has had a long association with the University of Queensland - School of Medicine, having sponsored the Med IV Rugby Club since 1999. We have had a number of physios and podiatrists go on to graduate from Medicine including Richard Hanly, Lauren Kunde, Lara Devlin, Sophie Fincher, Andrew Miller, Dave Martin, Paul Tuckett, as well as some past and current staff who are currently completing their Medical degrees. These staff have all benefited vastly from the clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills that they have developed working at Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry.
At various times, we are seeking Physiotherapists to join our team, if you think you might be able to become an integral part of our excellent team then please contact us. Resume & applications are welcome even when we are not advertising for staff.
What Do I See A Physiotherapist For?
- Sports Injuries
- Commencing an exercise programme or even just moving more
- Starting a running programme
- Tendon problems
- Ankle sprains
- Knee injuries
- Headaches & some of the effects of Migraines
- Back pain & Sciatica
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Post-surgery rehabilitation
- Pre-surgery - rehabilitation
- Osteoporosis & osteoarthritis
- Muscle imbalances
- Postural assessment
- Biomechanical assessment & performance enhancement
- Worker’s injuries
If you would like to book a Physio or Podiatry appointment today, please fill out the quick enquiry form on the right, complete our main booking request form, or call us on (07) 3511 6352.
Relieve your pain – achieve your goals!