Essendon Physio Group

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Seniors Physio

Helping you enjoy life

There are many ailments common to many seniors that can be effectively treated by a physiotherapist, yet these conditions can often go without the proper treatment due to a lack of awareness about physiotherapeutic services.  At Essendon Physio Group, we offer a comprehensive range of services to cater to all the individual needs of our clients.

We offer after hours & Saturday morning appointments. 

We treat the following conditions that affect our senior patients:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Sciatica
  • Activity related injuries
  • Poor balance
  • Joint replacements

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become brittle and fragile and can increase the risk of developing a fracture.  Osteoporosis and associated fractures are most common in the hip, spine and wrist.  Current research suggests that one in two Australian women and one in 3 Australian men over the age of 60 will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture.

Exercise programs tailored by Essendon Physio Group's physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can help improve bone strength, the risk of falls and therefore the risk of fractures.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common injuries physiotherapists treat due to the strain that is placed on the spine in everyday life.  Lower back pain can be debilitating for most and keep us out of work and leisure activities.  Common back conditions arise from muscle strains, disc injuries, facet joint sprains as well as arthritic and other degenerative changes of the spine.

At Essendon Physio Group, our physiotherapists are experts in the diagnosis and management of lower back conditions and will be able to assist in your treatment and recovery. 

Arthritis

Arthritis is characterised by pain and inflammation of the joints, often caused by damage to the joint cartilage.  Arthritis can affect our ability to perform every day tasks.  The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.

At Essendon Physio Group, our physiotherapists can help manage the symptoms associated with arthritis as well as helping to slow the rate of further arthritis through specific, targeted exercise programs to suit your individual needs.

Sciatica

Symptoms such as pain, numbness, pins and needles, tingling and weakness experienced in either the lower back, hamstring, lower leg and foot is often referred to as sciatica.  These symptoms arise due to compression or irritation of the lumber spinal nerves or the adjoining sciatic nerve.  One of the most common causes of sciatica is a lumber disc pathology.  Our physiotherapists can diagnose the cause of sciatica and will be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is characterised by pain over the inner part of the under surface of the foot.  It is caused by repetitive loading to the plantar fascia from repetitive activity such as running, walking, poor foot biomechanics or wearing inappropriate footwear.

If your are experiencing any of the above conditions, please contact us for an assessment.

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