What types of issues do we treat?
We treat a variety of muscular and joint issues including, but not limited to: muscle strains, tears and tightness, aching joints / arthritis -referred pain (ie. "sciatica", pins and needles, numbness, shooting pain), headaches, migraines, decreased range of movement, falls related injury
WOMEN Pre & post-natal, Pelvic Floor Weakness, incontinence MEN Pelvic Floor Weakness, Incontinence (often post prostate surgery) CHILDREN Sever's disease, Osgood Schlatters, Growing Pains, Hypermobility, Juvenile Arthritis, Fractures / Sprains
Finger surgery, Broken wrist, Carpel Tunnel, Shoulder Replacements, Shoulder dislocations, Subacromial decompression, Back and Neck Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Arthroscope, Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscope, ACL reconstruction, Fractures... and more...
Many different types of injuries occur during sport and we assess and treat all sporting injuries. Some of the common injuries that we see in the clinic are: Hamstring Strains, ACL & PCL Ruptures, Meniscal Tears, Muscle Tears, Rolled Ankle, Fractures & Dislocations
We have you covered
The staff at Preston Physiotherapy have an extensive range of clinical expertise and therfore are able to implement a variety of progams and methods with their cleints.
Dry needling is a technique that uses sterile acupuncture needles to relieve pain, increase range of motion and restore muscle quality. Our Physiotherapist has completed additional training in dry needling to refine her skills. Dry needling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to: • Muscle tightness and/or pain • Hypersensitivity • Overactive muscles / Muscle imbalances • Referred pain • Headaches.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft-tissue therapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of techniques that utilises the hands-on skills of our Physiotherapist. Some techniques include soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, joint mobilisations, manipulations and stretching. Soft-tissue therapy can be used to provide instant relief of headaches, back pain and any other musculoskeletal injuries. .
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is a technique used to relieve muscle tightness and nerve pain among other ailments. It is used in conjunction with soft-tissue therapy and heat therapy to achieve the best results. Four small pads are placed on the skin and the device, once turned on, pulses small levels of electrical stimulation through the muscles being targeted. The device is fully adjustable and can be as strong or as weak as the client prefers..
Our Physiotherapist is also a qualified Exercise Scientist and is therefore fully equipped to design gym programs for all issues, either physiotherapy related rehabilitation, or simply a progression program that is safe and targets the specific areas that you need to increase fitness, flexibility, strength or target weight loss.
Commonly used by our work cover and TAC clients, hydrotherapy is a useful tool to help with pain and rehabilitation. Our Physiotherapist has had extensive experience in designing appropriate programs for you to do at the pool. We provide laminated exercise programs that you can take to the pool so that you don’t have to recall the exercises from memory. Hydrotherapy is commonly used to treat the following issues: • Pre- & Post-operative • Post-natal • Arthritis & Joint Pain • Back pain .
Our Physiotherapist has completed all seven levels of the APPI accredited Clinical Pilates courses in both mat work and equipment. At Preston Physiotherapy, we provide mat work programs for clients to complete in rooms (one-on-one) which can then be continued at home. Clinical Pilates is different to standard Pilates as the programs are designed specifically for each client to treat their specific issues / injuries. The programs are designed by a Physiotherapist and used in conjunction with hands-on therapy as required. Pilates can be used to treat a variety of issues, some of the common issues are: • Back pain • Neck pain • Referred Pain • Headaches • Post-surgical • Incontinence • Pre - & Post – natal .
Meet The Team
Mrs. Rachel NeatePrinciple Physiotherapist
***Rachel is leaving for a short break in mid November as she is due to have her first baby on December 10th. She is having a little girl and cannot wait for you all to meet her! She will return to treating in early 2018, however in the meantime, she will be overseeing all treatments and running the business from a short distance. Her trusty staff will look after you all while she is away. Rachel is still contactable via her personal email: email@example.com if required. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preston Physiotherapy is a family! We strive to make sure our clients feel comfortable and at home when they come to our clinic. We build strong trusting relationships and I usually end up treating the whole family over-time. I opened Preston Physiotherapy so I could create an environment that promotes improvement and success for my clients. We run longer consultations and see less clients per hour to ensure each client gets the assessment, treatment and progress that they deserve. I would rather see a patient less times and resolve their issues efficiently for a fast recovery - meaning my clients save time and money. Laughter is always the best medicine, and I love having a laugh with my clients along their journey of preparation, improvement or recovery- depending on the client's goals. Bottom line, physiotherapy should be a partnership between the client and therapist to ensure goals are being met.
WORK COVER - TAC - DVA - NDIS - MEDICARE VISITS - NECK & BACK PAIN - WOMEN'S PHYSIOTHERAPY (pelvic floor, pre-post natal, abdominal seperation) - CHILDREN'S PHYSIOTHERAPY - SPORTS INJURIES - PRE & POST OPERATIVE - JOINT PAIN - ARTHRITIS - HEADACHES - HIP PAIN - PILATES BASED EXERCISE PROGRAMS - GYM PROGRAMS - AFL FITNESS ASSESSMENTS - REFERRED PAIN - DRY NEEDLING
Mr. Matthew MoorePhysiotherapist
Matthew starts in the second week of Feb 2018!!
NECK PAIN - HEADACHES - WORK COVER - BACK PAIN - TAC - DVA - Medicare visits - POST OPERATIVE
Dr. Jillian ZitnyPhysiotherapist
Dr. Jillian gained interest in physiotherapy early in life. She recovered from sport injuries by completing intense physiotherapy at a young age, which encouraged her to volunteer at physio clinics throughout grades 10-12. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy: Kinesiology at California State University of San Marcos, while working at various physiotherapy clinics throughout. She studied here at Victoria University for her last year of this degree, and worked with football teams under a previous trainer of the Western Bulldogs AFL club. After graduating, she fast tracked to her clinical Doctorate of Physiotherapy degree at University of St. Augustine of Health Sciences (USA)(California), graduating in 2013. During her doctorate degree, Dr. Jillian specialised in Manual Therapy, as well as completed extra Manual Therapy Certifications including but not limited to: Spinal Evaluation & Manipulation, Myofascial Manipulation, Advanced Training Specialist (which includes weight loss and nutrition)
MANUAL PHYSIOTHERAPY - PRE & POST OPERATIVE - HEADACHES - NECK PAIN & SHOULDER PAIN - DANCE INJURIES - SPORTS INURIES (swimming, AFL, soccer) - EXERCISE THERAPY - WEIGHT LOSS & NUTRITION - LOW BACK & HIP PAIN - TAC - WORK COVER
Ms. Yinka OlorunnifePhysiotherapist
Yinka completed her bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Health from the University of Idaho, USA on a basketball scholarship. She spent 4 years as the starting forward for the Division I university, where she earned herself numerous awards including the Capital One Academic All District and the Associated Press All-American Honourable mention. Following her colourful career at Idaho, Yinka signed her first professional basketball contract. Her basketball career saw her play in the top professional women’s leagues in Spain, Finland, and in the Australian WNBL. With a desire to pursue her other passion for sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, Yinka returned to university to complete her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree at Bond University, Queensland.
MANUAL PHYSIOTHERAPY - WORK COVER - TAC - MEDICARE VISITS - NECK PAIN - BACK PAIN - SPORTS INJURIES - REFERRED PAIN - CHILDREN - PRE & POST OPERATIVE - EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION - RETURN TO SPORT - JOINT INJURIES
Mon 8am - 8pm
Tue 8am - 8pm
Wed 8am - 8pm
Thurs 10am - 8pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun 9am - 2pm