Welcome to The Physio Clinic
At The Physio Clinic, our aim is to get you back to work, sport and life faster. Our focus is to provide personalised care, empower you through education and help you achieve long lasting results.
We’re a South Australian owned and operated group of physio practices, established in 2002. Our qualified physiotherapists are highly experienced and seek to listen, understand and work with you to achieve your goals.
Our clinics are committed to being at the forefront of delivering evidence-based treatment, and have forged a strong reputation based on quality and wide ranging services.
We are proud to offer a variety of physiotherapists across our locations who have completed further studies in the science of pain and in the treatment of pain using a combination of hands-on and exercise based treatment..
Walking for the first time can be one of the most exciting milestones in a child’s early development. As paediatric physiotherapists, we often see parents who are concerned that their child is not walking yet but other children their age are.
In a child’s first year of life, they are busy learning so many new skills at such a fast rate. Each new skill builds on the previous skill. To be able to walk, your child must have strong muscles, be able to keep their body balanced, be able to coordinate the reciprocal stepping pattern of walking and shift their body weight from one foot to the other. A child develops these skills when they are learning to sit, crawl, pull to stand, squat and cruise along furniture. There are so many ‘inch stones’ that build up to the complex milestone of walking!
Some children and their caregivers are not sure what to expect when they walk into a physiotherapy clinic to see a paediatric physiotherapist for the first time. Some even ask, “what can a physiotherapist even do to help my baby/child?!”
Physiotherapists are experts in the human body and its movements, and this is no exception for paediatric physiotherapists. Paediatric physiotherapists are experts in the human body and the typical development and movement patterns in paediatric clients - ranging from infants to young adults. Children are not just little adults, and it can be important to see a specialised paediatric physiotherapist who is specifically trained to assess, manage and diagnose certain paediatric concerns and conditions – and who can also make physiotherapy fun!
Have you ever felt unsteady when standing on one leg or walking on an uneven path? If yes, your body's "postural balance" may be challenged. More often than not, we take our balance for granted, but this complex yet wonderful system is what keeps us steady when we stand, walk, run, and, for some, perform interesting balance tricks like the lady in the picture below.
We, as individuals, move through space without thinking much about how we can maintain an upright position or walk in a straight line. These movements are possible because of our ability to balance automatically.
Dance is a wonderful athletic activity that allows dancers to express themselves and stay active. Those dedicated to the craft reap a number of amazing health benefits, including developing and maintaining a healthy heart, strong lungs, muscles and bones. In saying this, due to the athletic nature of dance, it can also place intense physical demands on the body that can put one at greater risk of injury.