At Entire Physio we have four vibrant and dynamic physios, available 6 days a week.
This includes before and after work hours, as well as Saturday morning appointments. Our physios are a team and work together to provide you with the best outcomes.
We all have a friendly, patient focused approach, to ensure you have optimal care regardless of which physio(s) you see.
Our physios are constantly updating their skills and currently have special interest in, or working towards, these areas in 2019:
- Lara: Womens Health, Continence and Mastitis care.
- Emma: Exercise Therapy, Functional Movement Screening Assessment and life style integration, Seniors Exercise and Falls Prevention.
- Danny: Chronic Pain, Neurological Conditions, Complex Cases and Head/Neck/Jaw concerns.
- Narelle: Women’s Health, Hip and Pelvis, Musculoskeletal Paediatric Conditions.
All our physiotherapists have APA Sports Physiotherapy further training and experience working with athletes and teams.
We are also proud sponsors of, and provide physiotherapy coverage for, the Queanbeyan Tigers AFL club. Our sport specific special interests include:
- Lara: Netball, Running, AFL, Mothers returning to exercise post childbirth.
- Emma: Power Lifting and Boxing
- Danny: AFL, Basketball
- Narelle: Sprinting, Horse-Riding, Snow Sports, Gymnastics & Dance, Mothers returning to exercise post childbirth.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
All our physios are trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN). TPDN uses the same fine needles as used in acupuncture therapy, however has “Western” clinical reasoning applied to it.
Points are stimulated to create local, spinal segmental or supra spinal pain modulating effects.
The aims of dry needling include: reducing resting muscle tone, muscle spasm, neural/muscular pain, and releasing trigger points commonly known as “knots”.
For more information on the neurophysiology of dry needling, please refer to this article.
The benefits of acupuncture and dry needling have a rapidly growing body of evidence and are endorsed by the Australia Physiotherapy Association(APA) – the peak body responsible for the most up to date physiotherapy research and training.
The APA has a specialist group dedicated to finding the most effective and safe ways for physiotherapists to use acupuncture and dry needling – our physiotherapists follow their regulations regarding this therapy.
Physiotherapy Led Small Group Exercise Classes (PLSGEC)
Group exercise classes are run by our physios and are limited to a maximum of 6 people per class.
These classes are focused on building your core strength (inclusive of the lateral hip complex, pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, deep neck flexors and rotator cuff muscle groups) and improving your mobility, breathing and posture.
Our classes are suitable for all fitness types, they are also safe for those with; musculoskeletal conditions, low back or neck pain, chronic pain, previous non-exerciser, pre/post pregnancy, and those with multiple health conditions.
For more information on our exercise classes please refer to our page on PLSGE classes.
Physiotherapy for Inflammatory Conditions of the Lactating Breast
Lara Bowyer has been trained under Melinda Cooper (Breast Therapy Specialist) in the assessment and treatment of breastfeeding related conditions of the breast. This includes conditions such as mastitis (both infective and non-infective), milk blebs/white spots, blocked ducts and engorgement. Lara uses a combination of Therapeutic Ultrasound, lymphatic drainage, taping, positioning, and hand expression to clear inflamed areas.
Therapeutic Ultrasound uses sound waves to cause mechanical vibration through the breast cells. This movement increases lymphatic flow, clears blockages within ducts and increases rate of absorption of milk from interstitial tissue if it has been forced out of the duct. Therapeutic Ultrasound breaks bacterial biofilm down, improving the ability of the body’s immune system to fight infection, as well as increasing the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy if prescribed.
Breastfeeding is always welcome at Entire Physio. We provide a dedicated breast feeding room.
RTUS provides our physiotherapists with immediate information on how a muscle is contracting.
It is a useful tool to help us assess the control of the pelvic floor muscles (the probe is placed on the lower abdomen), transverse abdmominis in relation to the rectus abdominis and obliques, as well as multifidus.
It is a useful tool to teach correct activation of these muscles, as well as giving the patient feedback on how to activate these deep, otherwise hard-to-visulise, muscle groups correctly.
All of our physios are trained in how to use our RTUS machine and it is frequently used in pre-screening for our exercise classes.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Using the system she can identify dysfunctions before they cause injury.
This system is also exceptionally useful for those who have had chronic, ongoing sports injuries (think right hamstring strain, followed by low back pain, followed by left calf strain, all within 6 months) and want to get to the source of what’s causing this ongoing chain of injury.
The FMS system identifies movement patterns throughout the entire body, ranking them as optimal, acceptable or dysfunctional.
Once all data has been collected, dysfunctional movement patterns can be identified and addressed with specific, targeted exercises.
FMS is useful for persons or all levels of fitness; it is used on elite athletes and can be equally as effective in treating elderly populations.
Book in online, or call our clinic today to get your FMS assessment done with Emma.
Physiotherapy for Vertigo
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition causing dizziness, a spinning sensation, or unsteadiness when the head is moved in certain positions. It may also include symptoms such as headache, neck pain, nausea or vomiting; although all symptoms of BPPV should be short in duration (a few seconds).
This condition is caused by crystals which are formed within the inner ear, breaking free, and falling into the semi-circular canals of the ear. Physiotherapy assists this by using a series of manoeuvres to clear the semi-circular canals of these crystals. Emma is trained in diagnosing and treating BPPV, to book an appointment with her please call Entire Physio on 62995183 or book online here.