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At MD Health our Pilates program is designed as a tool to treat a wide range of pain.

Our experienced Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists will tailor a 13 Week Pilates Program to suit you.

Start with a free full body assessment and find out how you could benefit! Call now to book on 9857 0644.

 

 

Knee and Ankle Pain

Knee joints and ankle joints are often causes of pain and due to the weight bearing requirements of these joints any pain can severely limit independence and exercise ability. Often injury to these joints occur with an event such as during running or sport however people can also develop pain over time with degeneration or poor biomechanics. The most common types of injury to the ankles and knees are ligament sprains/tears and joint cartilage injury and irritation. It is important that before returning to any activity the joint is strengthened appropriately and full movement can be restored.

How can we help your knee and ankle pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just knee and ankle pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your knee and ankle pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilate’s exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

Shoulder and neck injuries and pain can be caused by a range of problems. Sustained poor postures combined with weak muscles can be a major contributor to neck and shoulder pain. Typically desk stranded workers, excessive use of computers, and smart phones can contribute to the neck pain however the cause is often more simple than many think. As the neck can be very unstable the discs are prone to injury and bulging which leads to nerve impingement and referred pain (radiculopathy). Alternatively the cervical (neck) facet joints can be a potential area of pain.  Shoulder pain can definitely be a bit more complicated, and often can be caused by a sports injury, however the treatment and exercise prescription for both neck and shoulder problems is often similar. First focus is on reducing pain and improving movement then moving to strengthening exercises and postural training.

How can we help your shoulder and neck pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just the area of pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your shoulder and neck pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilates exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of pain that humans experience. It can be classified into a range of different presentations and conditions with many that are treatable or preventable. Pain can be caused by injury or damage to the local tissues, such as facet joint cartilage, spinal ligaments, bones, muscles, or intervertebral discs; this causes pain directly around the lower back with associated muscles spasm and inflammation to heal the damage. More commonly back pain is referred down into the legs from a herniated or “bulging” disc. The common term for symptoms that are referred is “sciatica” which is pain in the buttock and/or pins and needles or numbness down the leg. The severity, location, and prognosis of disc injuries or other back injuries are extremely varied and as such the treatment may be different each time and for different people. The important thing is to get a diagnosis that is consistent with your symptoms, scans may be necessary however they can also show abnormalities that are not causing pain and so a thorough assessment in combination with other information is vital. It is important to note that long term or chronic back pain can also be due to muscle weakness and joint instability and/or degeneration. This can result from a poor healing response, prolonged inactivity, or a lack of strengthening following injury/surgery.

How can we help your lower back pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just the lower back pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your lower back pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilate’s exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Migraine and Headaches

Anyone who has had a migraine can tell you it is not an easy pain to deal with and health professionals often struggle to find a diagnosis. The important thing to realise is that headaches and migraines are two very different things however both may have a musculo-skeletal origin meaning they are caused by a problem with joints and/or muscles. Migraines often have associated vision/hearing and/or concentration problems that are descried as “a halo” or “a haze” in conjunction with pain. Headaches are generally more of a focused ache or sharp pain in a specific area. Both can be assessed and treated carefully however other causes may also need to be diagnosed by your medical professional prior to seeking treatment to rule out more serious causes.

How can we help your migraine and headaches pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just the area of pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your migraine and headache pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilate’s exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Elbow and Wrist Pain

Elbow and wrist pain is a common complaint and there are many different potential factors. We definitely see a lot of tendon injuries around the forearm with medial and lateral elbow pain. Other causes can be related to particular injuries to the wrist bones or joints in the hand and especially thumb. The most important thing is to ensure a specific cause so that potential aggravations can be minimised. Because we use our hands, wrists and elbows all day long it can be difficult to avoid irritating the structures that are causing the pain. Also many elbow and wrist problems are treated without consideration of the strength and movement in the shoulder and upper back and without a full assessment of the neck.

How can we help your Elbow and wrist pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just the area of Elbow and wrist pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your Elbow and wrist pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilate’s exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Groin, Hip, and Pelvic Girdle Pain (SIJ or Buttock Pain)

When speaking about pain around the groin, it is often traceable back to two main issues which are either a stability problem in the pelvic joints or a hip problem. Diagnosis can be tricky and is often helped by a scan of the hips and pelvis to determine any potential structural issues. Groin strains are common in certain sporting populations however the treatment is often very symptom based and misses addressing biomechanical functions of the pelvis as a platform for leg power and for translating forces from torso to legs and vice versa. This type of problem is very similar to the buttock pain or lower back pain common to musculo-skeletal pelvic problems such as pain during pregnancy or after childbirth when the joints become less stable and require more help from the muscle system to stabilise the joint and prevent pain. The hip joint itself is often more simple with pain being anterior (front), lateral (side) or posterior (backside) depending on the presentation different conditions may be a potential cause such as osteoarthritis, femoral acetabular impingement, gluteal tendon problems, trochanteric. With the closeness and relation of the anatomy it is easy to see how things can be misdiagnosed and thus a thorough assessment needs to look at the whole body to determine the best course of action.

How can we help your groin, hip and pelvic pain?

  • An MD Health Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist will assess not just the area of groin, hip and pelvic pain but look at the whole body and find any areas of poor movement, muscle weakness, or joint instability
  • The MD Health Full Body Assessment includes a specific battery of tests for each joint that enables us to diagnose exactly the cause of pain
  • In order to treat your groin, hip and pelvic pain we will need a combination of strategies that include hands on treatment as well as active movement and exercise. The treatment and exercises chosen will need to be specific to the findings of your Full Body Assessment as well as any radiological findings. Pilate’s exercises and equipment is a major part of the MD Health program and will help you to reduce pain and also strengthen your body.

Many of our clients are from Kew, East Kew, Balwyn, North Balwyn, Templestowe, Doncaster, Ivanhoe, Camberwell and Hawthorn.

We are open Mondays to Thursdays 7am-9pm; Fridays & Saturdays 7am-2pm. Book for your free assessment now on 9857 0644. No contracts, no obligation, just your permission to be pain free!

 

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