Services

We offer alternative rehabilitation in Hydrotherapy, Dry Needling and Exercise Classes and believe in empowering the patient by teaching self-management strategies.

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Services

We encourage active rehabilitation and believe in empowering the patient by teaching self-management strategies.

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Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

Pilates improves aspects such as strength, flexibility, co-ordination 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.

Through Pilates you will learn to gain control of your body so that you understand ‚Äėhow‚Äô 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.

We offer a range of Pilates Classes Click here for more info

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

Pilates improves aspects such as strength, flexibility, co-ordination 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.

Through Pilates you will learn to gain control of your body so that you understand ‚Äėhow‚Äô 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.

We offer a range of Pilates Classes Click here for more info

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists have advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. These skills assist the medical practitioner with accurate, cost effective diagnosis and appropriate evidence based management.

Treatment techniques utilised by Physiotherapists are varied and may differ from therapist to therapist.  Most techniques can be classified as either manual therapy or exercise therapy. Manual therapy describes techniques performed by the Physiotherapist on the patient directly.  This includes joint mobilisation and manipulation, massage, and stretching.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists have advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. These skills assist the medical practitioner with accurate, cost effective diagnosis and appropriate evidence based management.

Treatment techniques utilised by Physiotherapists are varied and may differ from therapist to therapist.  Most techniques can be classified as either manual therapy or exercise therapy. Manual therapy describes techniques performed by the Physiotherapist on the patient directly.  This includes joint mobilisation and manipulation, massage, and stretching.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

Maria Justo is our qualified Massage Therapist.  She is a professional member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and holds a Diploma of Business.

Maria is invested in each of her clients and carefully tailors each treatment around their specific needs. Using a technique of combining Deep Tissue, Kinesiotaping, Myofasical Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Relaxation and Trigger Point Therapy into her massage practice.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

Maria Justo is our qualified Massage Therapist.  She is a professional member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and holds a Diploma of Business.

Maria is invested in each of her clients and carefully tailors each treatment around their specific needs. Using a technique of combining Deep Tissue, Kinesiotaping, Myofasical Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Relaxation and Trigger Point Therapy into her massage practice.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is water based exercise rehabilitation designed to facilitate the recovery process. Small groups are run at Bayswater Waves pool. Our trained physiotherapists always provide an individualised program to suit your problem.

We also run arthritis classes in the pool. The arthritis class is water based exercise and is an excellent way to manage the symptoms associated with arthritis.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is water based exercise rehabilitation designed to facilitate the recovery process. Small groups are run at Bayswater Waves pool. Our trained physiotherapists always provide an individualised program to suit your problem.

We also run arthritis classes in the pool. The arthritis class is water based exercise and is an excellent way to manage the symptoms associated with arthritis.

Classes

Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates

  • Mat Pilates classes incorporate Pilates exercises to improve strength and muscle activation of key areas including postural muscles, gluteals and the muscles surrounding your shoulder blade.
  • Suitable for those wanting to participate in low-impact exercise to help improve over-all muscle tone and flexibility.
  • We do require our patients who have not had any recent Clinical Pilates experience to under-go an initial assessment so we can be sure this class is suitable and safe for you.

When: Thurs 6pm

Call 9279 7411 to book into a class or get more information

Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates

  • Mat Pilates classes incorporate Pilates exercises to improve strength and muscle activation of key areas including postural muscles, gluteals and the muscles surrounding your shoulder blade.
  • Suitable for those wanting to participate in low-impact exercise to help improve over-all muscle tone and flexibility.
  • We do require our patients who have not had any recent Clinical Pilates experience to under-go an initial assessment so we can be sure this class is suitable and safe for you.

When: Thurs 6pm

Call 9279 7411 to book into a class or get more information

Fit 4 Life

Fit 4 Life

  • Fun, safe, low to moderate level exercise class open to everyone but targeting seniors
  • Suitable for those just wanting to be more active or for those with arthritis, obesity or chronic disease.
  • An Initial Assessment is required before commencing

When: Mon 11:30am

Call 9279 7411 to book into a class or get more information

Fit 4 Life

Fit 4 Life

  • Fun, safe, low to moderate level exercise class open to everyone but targeting seniors
  • Suitable for those just wanting to be more active or for those with arthritis, obesity or chronic disease.
  • An Initial Assessment is required before commencing

When: Mon 11:30am

Call 9279 7411 to book into a class or get more information

Book Your Next Appointment Online Now

Book Your Next Appointment Online Now

Location

1/89 Old Perth Road Bassendean 

Contact

(08) 9279 7411

Email

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday 8am-12pm

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Low Back Pain (LBP) and Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT)

WHAT IS COGNITIVE FUNCTIONAL THERAPY (CFT)?

CFT provides a patient centered targeted approach to management of LBP based on a thorough examination.  This classification based management approach for LBP considers many domains including: lower back movement and postures, psychological factors, social factors, workplace factors, comorbidities (e.g. diabetes, obesity), pain processing mechanisms: influenced by genetics and life experiences, sleep and lifestyle factors and their relative contributions to an individual’s LBP. CFT challenges thoughts and behaviours in a functionally specific and graduated manner. 

It differs from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as changes in beliefs, thoughts and emotions can be realized by the patient when they experience an improvement in symptoms as they move which may challenge previous beliefs, experiences and knowledge about their condition.  In a recent study CFT when compared with a manual therapy and exercise group showed clinically and statistically significant large effect sizes across multiple dimensions. The group receiving CFT was 3x less likely to take time off work in the 12 months following treatment1.

As physiotherapists, in a practical sense, it means we are considering both mechanical and non-mechanical aspects of a person‚Äôs disorder. By managing patients in this way we are helping them better understand their pain and to move and function in a way that does not perpetuate their pain.¬† By involving the patients in the problem solving and goal setting the longer term prognosis is improved.¬† Essentially this puts patients back in the ‚Äúdriving seat‚ÄĚ for directing the course of their rehabilitation and Sarah and I are both excited about the results we are seeing implementing our improved skills so far‚Ķ.

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Low back pain (LBP) is very common and is currently the leading cause of disability worldwide3. Only a very small proportion of people with LBP have serious pathology, such as vertebral fracture, cancer, infection or underlying inflammatory disorder, causing their pain2. Unfortunately using a scan to help diagnose LBP is not reliable because MRI abnormalities are as common in those with LBP as in those without. A common recommendation across all high quality LBP guidelines is routine imaging is discouraged unless serious pathology or specific disease is suspected e.g. if surgery is being considered or there has been a limited response to conservative care. There is no evidence that routine imaging improves LBP outcomes. Over time there has been a significant increase in LBP expenditure without any change in associated levels of disability.

 

Key positive messages supported by current best evidence regarding LBP include:

  • The causes of LBP are rarely serious
  • LBP has a good prognosis
  • Stay active and resume normal activity as soon as reasonable
  • Bed rest is specifically not advised
  • The back is a strong structure
  • Pain does not equal harm
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Key management principles for LBP include:

  • Diagnosing LBP via thorough questioning and physical examination
  • Limited use of imaging
  • Advice about what‚Äôs contributing to LBP and an understanding of what‚Äôs contributing to the pain experience
  • Strategies to self-manage pain including physical activity
  • Treatment and exercise specific to the problem
  • Medication when required but not as the primary management


The key message here is the clear majority of people with LBP, including leg pain (sciatica), will have a good outcome with evidence based, non-surgical care.   Cognitive Functional Therapy is an emerging approach to deliver high quality care considering the complexity of factors that can be relevant to a patient’s lower back condition.  At Central Bassendean Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on our accurate diagnosis and evidence based, contemporary management of LBP. We are happy to have a further discussion on the material presented here.

 

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  1. Vibe Fersum, K, O’Sullivan P, Skouen J, et al. Efficacy of classification based cognitive functional therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain- A randomised control trial. Eur J Pain 2013;17;916-28
  2. Almeda M, Saragiotto B, Richards B, et al. Primary care management of non-specific low back pain: key messages from recent clinical guidelines. Med J Aust 2018;208(6):272-275.
  3. Clark S, Horton R. Low back pain: a major global challenge. The Lancet 2018;391(10137):2302.

 

Location

1/89 Old Perth Road
Bassendean

Contact

(08) 9279 7411

mail@centralbassendeanphysiotherapy.com.au

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 7am-7pm

Saturday 8am-12pm

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