Services

Physiotherapy

145Websize

Attadale Physiotherapy offers a range of physiotherapy services, with Jacquie Heron leading our team of qualified and experienced Physiotherapists.  Our custom-built centre, with  excellent facilities has easy front door parking, a SwimEx individual hydrotherapy pool, and a large, natural light filled gymnasium for individual or group programs.

We can help you with:

  • Back, neck and joint pain
  • Headaches and vertigo
  • Postural problems
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sports injuries
  • Manual handling training and ergonomics
  • Pre-operative strengthening
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Knee or hip osteoarthritis
  • Dry needling
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Pilates-informed exercise

Hydrotherapy

138Websize

Our heated SwimEx resistance pool provides a versatile therapeutic environment for individuals in all stages of rehabilitation.

The properties of water – buoyancy, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure – are key factors in hydrotherapy success. The weightlessness of water creates an ideal environment to stay conditioned, recover from injury or surgery, or relieve the symptoms of various health conditions. Standing in chest-high water reduces body weight by more than 80%, and therefore stress on joints and the entire body is immediately reduced. All the health benefits of exercise are gained with less discomfort. What’s more, exercising in water means there’s no fear of falling and getting re-injured. (SwimEx)

Podiatry

073Websize

Podiatrists are trained to give you the latest advice and treatment to improve or eliminate your foot pain. The Podiatrist employs procedures and equipment to diagnose and treat foot and ankle disorders. We aim to improve your foot function, increase your foot comfort and help you to remain active and pain-free.

Statistics indicate approximately 70% of the Australian population will experience severe foot pain at some time during their life. Foot pain affects your mobility and therefore hampers your ability to work, exercise, and enjoy life. We have expertise in all aspects of Podiatric practice including:

  • Routine care (Corns, Calluses, and Toenail Disease)
  • Management of infections (Fungal and Bacterial Infections, Wounds, and Ulcerations)
  • Orthoses and insoles to improve foot mechanics (Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet (Pronation), Weak Ankles; Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle (Twisted Ankles), Foot Fatigue and Pain, Foot and Ankle Fractures)
  • Chronic disease care (Diabetes and Arthritis)
  • Minor surgery of foot deformities (Ingrown Toenails, Warts/Verrucae, Skin Lesions)
  • Education of clients (Exercise, Rehabilitation and Activity Appropriate Footwear)

Podiatrists treat all foot conditions with care and compassion. Where we can’t resolve a problem, we will refer on and follow up with Specialist care.  We are motivated in providing current information and review of foot surgery options.

What are foot “Orthotics”? “Orthotics” are commonly known as arch supports, insoles, or shoe inserts. They are designed and manufactured to alter the way a foot contacts the ground. It is often the case that poor foot alignment (e.g., Pronation – flat foot) completely alters the function of all those joints above. “If the bit on the ground isn’t right then nothing above can be”. Orthoses can be made to change the bony joint position, pressure off-loads a painful area, straighten a deformity, and/or replace a wasted fat pad. We recommended that your Orthotics are custom prescribed, manufactured, and fitted by one of our Podiatrists. We provide devices of the highest quality and comfort; we guarantee our devices. For those with basic alignment or poor cushioning problems, we may prescribe an off-the-shelf insoles/orthotic. Not everybody requires a custom-made device to walk free of pain.

Psychology

101Websize 2

“Respectfully helping you achieve personal change”.

Linda’s approach is person-centred and respectful. She applies research-based therapeutic interventions to treat individual adults. Assisting clients to achieve their therapeutic goals and experience positive outcomes is the aim of therapy.

Medicare clinical psychology and private health insurance rebates are available. Please phone Linda on 0422 203 366 for further information and to make an appointment.

Specialties:

  • Mood and Anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress
  • Life stage transition concerns and adjustment disorder
  • Relationship concerns
  • Work-related stress and career issues
  • Grief and loss

The following is referenced from the Australian Psychological Society website:

How can psychology help me?

Using scientific principles, psychology explores human emotions, cognitive ability and biological functions to help us better understand how and why we think, feel, behave and react.

Psychologists work with people to help them recover from many issues that include depression, trauma, anxiety and other mental health issues. Relationship issues, work-place concerns and decision-making are commonly discussed.

Where do psychologists work?

Psychologists work in schools, hospitals, courts, health, prisons, businesses, defence, sport, in private practice and in other settings.

In private practice assessment and therapy is provided. Psychologists help  by talking to their clients, listening to their concerns, assessing their needs based on their goals and then providing support and treatment.

Which type of psychologist is right for me?

Finding the right psychologist for you is important. Doing your research and understanding what you need and expect from your psychologist is a good starting point.

How much does seeing a psychologist cost?

The fees psychologists charge vary according to the type of service and place it is offered.

Exercise Programs

107Websize

Our Physiotherapists deliver a variety of exercise programs to complement treatment services, including:

The GLA:D® Program: Good Life with OsteoArthritis Denmark)                Education and exercise program that can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

Strength for Life™:               Formerly known as Living Longer Living Stronger, is an evidence based progressive strength training and exercise program designed specifically for the over 50’s operating in Western Australia since 2004.  There are nearly 4,000 participants in over 50 providers throughout Western Australia. Progressive strength training has been shown to have a huge impact on wellbeing and quality of life. We provide safe, fun and personalised sessions in approved facilities. Delivered by our Physiotherapists, Strength for Life is a low cost, evidence-based progressive strength and balance exercise program, helping to improve:

  • balance
  • cardiovascular fitness
  • stride length
  • muscle strength
  • wellbeing

Health fund rebates may apply and tailored exercise plans will help manage chronic conditions.

Pilates-informed Physio Sessions:                These Physio sessions are a mixture of clinically appropriate exercises, which may include exercises delivered on Pilates equipment or exercises drawn from Pilates that target particular needs. The sessions improve aspects such as strength, flexibility, coordination and posture with a strong focus on training your postural and stability muscles, making it ideal for those recovering from injuries and perfect for those looking for fitness and muscle toning.

You will learn to gain control of your body so that you understand ‘how’ to move. In this way, the physical gains you make will become functional, meaning that your day to day activities become easier and more efficient.

Following an initial assessment by our Physiotherapist, to identify if there are any issues with muscle activation, the Physiotherapist can help teach you how to correctly activate your pelvic floor. The sessions include specialised exercises for you to practice at home. Physios deliver these session within an evidenced-based and therapeutic framework, rather than purely for fitness. Health insurance rebates may apply.

Bounce Back:               The Bounce Back Spinal Stability Program is a specialised treatment protocol designed to improve your core strength and control. The program was developed by Trish Wisbey-Roth and a team of physiotherapists. The exercises taught are very specific and based on the latest research into motor relearning and spinal stabilising muscle function. The exercise oriented program is supported by science and designed for anyone wanting to improve their core strength and control with exercises built to suit all levels of ability and fitness, from clients with significant spinal pain to post-surgical patients, to the elite athlete.

Perth Diet Clinic

GettyImages 1155987019

Perth Diet Clinic has been in the industry for over 40 years. Perth Diet Clinic is a group of experienced Dietitians passionate about improving the lives and health of our clients. We are all members of the Dietitians Association of Australia. We provide one to one counselling regarding a range of issues such as:

  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Bowel issues
  • Healthy eating
  • Eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight gain
  • Gout
  • Allergies/intolerances
  • Coeliac disease
  • Vegetarian
  • Renal diet
  • Nutrition in pregnancy
  • Cancer

We also see DVA clients with home visits if required and participate in care plans.

To book or for further information and enquiries call 0439 929 351.

Feldenkrais

FeldenKrais 1 reduced

The Feldenkrais Method® is a simple, powerful practice that teaches you how to investigate, improve and take responsibility for the skill in your movement and action.

You’ll learn to restore harmony and cooperation to your muscles and by improving the essential patterns of movement that sustain all healthy action. Feldenkrais participants experience dramatic changes in their bodies, then apply the same principles to learning or to improving any task in life.

Feldenkrais is for a wide variety of adults and children including those with: pain, movement difficulties, developmental difficulties, neurological troubles, neuro/immune dysfunction or for those who wish to improve a skill they can already do very well (such as music, dance, yoga, theatre, or sports).

To book or for further information and enquiries call Annemarie on 0439 585 782, to discuss any further details about your Feldenkrais appointment and/or your ATM class.

Nordic Walking

IMG 3090 2 1

Nordic walking is a low impact, full body workout, which improves cardiovascular fitness. We run regular Nordic walking classes locally, where you will learn how to use the Nordic walking poles. Nordic walking originated as a form of cross training for elite cross-country skiers that has now been adopted world-wide, for people of all ages and fitness levels, and across a variety of terrain from beaches, parks, trails, grass and footpaths. The poles are specifically designed and used as a resistance tool to engage the upper body and with correct technique, results in a low impact total body exercise that can be enjoyed individually or as a group.

Research has demonstrated that Nordic walking has greater fitness and health benefits than regular walking, trekking or jogging. Benefits include:

  • Activates 90% of the body’s muscles
  • Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
  • Increases aerobic effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
  • Decreases load and strain on the lower body
  • Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
  • Improves lateral mobility of the spine
  • Develops core stability and strength
  • Promotes an upright posture

It may benefit a wide array of people and assist in the management of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Chronic disease management – diabetes, arthritis, neuromuscular and cardio related diseases
  • Injury rehabilitation and post operative recovery
  • Total body fitness
  • Sustainable weight loss
X