Work & Motor Vehicle Injury Treatment in West Adelaide
Stressed Or Nervous About Being On ‘WorkCover’ Or An ‘Injury Claim’?
We understand that having work injury and everything that is involved when recovering can sometimes be a little difficult, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Sometimes, speaking with others who have previously been involved in a claim can be off-putting.
Common complaints are that they felt that “their team” wasn’t working together, or for them, and there was a lot of pressure and stress on them to achieve certain goals when they weren’t really ready.
In our experience, this feeling of stress and lack of control is more likely to happen when there is poor communication between your team, including the physiotherapist, the case manager, doctor and rehab consultant.
If no one is communicating regularly, everyone gets their own ideas and naturally will be pulling you in different directions.
This can quickly translate to you feeling like you have little control over your own recovery and leave you feeling upset and stressed.
That is why at Phyx., we value and ensure open communication channels.
You will be working very closely with your physio and seeing them regularly, therefore they are the ones who really get to know you and understand how you are recovering and feeling.
To take the stress off of you and ensure that everyone is in on the same page, we check in with your case manager every 2-4 weeks and write to your GP every 6-8 weeks.
This way you can be sure that everyone is working towards the same goals, working for you and your best interests. All you need to do is to focus on you feeling better.
It can be scary not knowing what lies ahead.
But with our experience working with ReturnToWorkSA and motor vehicle injuries our knowledge about rehabilitation injuries and our value and beliefs about clarity and regular communication, you can stress less!
You will be able to make the most of all of our facilities as your recovery requires.
Your road to recovery will likely include many different physiotherapy techniques.
At your first appointment, after a thorough history and assessment, your physio will help map out a treatment journey with timeframes and techniques.
This will help give you some clarity around what might be involved.
The plan may change as your recovery changes and we work with you and your other medical professionals (if any) together to find what benefits you most.
“Hands on” Physiotherapy
Massage, trigger point therapy, mobilisation, manipulation, ultrasound, stretching, cupping.
Dry needling is great for those difficult to reach and stubborn spots. Can be integrated into your “hands on” physio treatment or separate sessions.
Individual Exercise Sessions 1:1
Just you and your physio in these sessions to give you 100% of their time and attention. Focusing on all types of exercises and movement to aide your recovery.
Pilates Sessions 1:1
Just you and your physio in these sessions to give you 100% of their time and attention. Focusing on Pilates exercises and principles. Great to prepare you for progressing to Small Group Classes or for home exercises.
Pilates Group Classes
Small classes and a great progression after you have had some 1:1 time with your physio and learned the basics/built your strength.
Common Work & Motor Vehicle Injury Conditions We Can Help With
- Back and neck injuries
- Whiplash associated disorder
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Spinal pain
- Post-Operative rehabilitation
- Sprains and strains resulting from a work or motor vehicle incident
- Tennis elbow
- Pain associated with posture and ergonomics
Have a question for the phyx. team?
- Although a referral is not required for private clients, if you have one, please still bring it.
- Any relevant scans (we may refer you for scans if required).
- We usually need to expose the area requiring treatment. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
Attire – Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. Usually tights or loose comfortable clothing. Please, no crop tops.
Hydrate – So we can reduce the waste of disposable plastic cups, please bring your own water bottle. We have a filter tap you can use.
Hygiene – Pilates grips socks for hygiene and safety. If you would like to bring your own reformer mat, you may.
We have ample free parking on site.
For private clients, no referral is required. For DVA, workcover claims, 3rd party insurance claims and Medicare EPC, then a referral from your doctor is required.
Yes. We have onsite Hicaps facilities so you are able to claim your rebate on the day. Please remember to bring your card with you.
Our approach to Pilates is from a physiotherapy view point. Our focus is on working hard, mindfully and with correct technique and breathing.
During your initial appointment we will cover all or some of the following:
- Get to know you, any injuries that we need to consider, your goals.
- Correct Pilates Breathing.
- Posture – How to adopt the correct posture in standing, side lye, on your back and in sitting.
- Core education – Ensuring correct technique and determining its baseline strength (TA and Pelvic floor).
- Neutral spine – What is neutral spine, its importance and determining your neutral.