Our Services

Our team of practitioners currently offer a wide range of services at our Seaford location, as well as Physiotherapy at multiple other locations. At Beachbox Physiotherapy we currently offer:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Bike Fitting
  • Physiotherapy Group Exercise Class
  • GLA;D Program
  • Massage/Sports Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • TMJ

PHYSIOTHERAPY

At Beachbox Physiotherapy, we are specialists in:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Vehicle/TAC injuries
  • Spinal rehabilitation and back pain
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Musculoskeletal Injury

A musculoskeletal injury can happen to anyone. The most common form of injury is a sprain or strain of muscles, ligaments and tendons. However, other structures in the body can also be affected by a musculoskeletal injury. These include spinal discs, joints (cartilage tears), and bursae (fluid sac between tendons).

Musculoskeletal injury can happen as a result of lifting something incorrectly or having a fall. It may also be the result of a gradual loading on the body, often caused by poor posture.

Common muscular skeletal injuries are:

  • Lower back strain
  • Neck strain
  • Rotator Cuff tear (shoulder)
  • Twisted ankle
  • Twisted knee

Our physiotherapists will diagnose, treat and inform you about the type of injury you have sustained. They are experts in manual therapy, exercise prescription, ergonomics and the management of rehabilitation.

You can expect a quality service which will give you real answers on what to do about your injury.

Workplace Injury

Unfortunately, workplace injuries can happen as a result of poor work practices, an accident or just bad luck. At Beachbox Physiotherapy we are specialists in treating workplace injuries and helping you through the WorkSafe system. As authorized Occupational Physiotherapists, after we assess and treat your injury, we can follow up with:

  • Worksite assessments
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Negotiation upon which duties are appropriate
  • Recommendations of specialist equipment

Our physiotherapists will communicate with your general practitioner and we will provide therapy within the “work recommenced” clinical guidelines.

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are a natural component of sport. They can occur as acute problems like a sprained ankle and a muscle strain, or the injuries could be longstanding chronic problems such as shin splints or lower back pain.

Sport and exercise, whilst healthy and essential to maintaining good health, does require body positions which create more load on specific joints and muscles.

As experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists and experienced sports people we understand the demands of your sport, and how we can maximise your physical potential.

To remain injury free and competing at the highest level in your sport you may need a regular remedial program. Part of this program is a series of exercises and self assessments to ensure you are not developing an injury. We can work with your coaches by informing them of your injury status and the level to which you are able to compete.

At Beachbox Physiotherapy, we want you to continue enjoying your sport. Early assessment, treatment and management of your injury helps make this happen.

Vehicle/TAC Injuries

Being in a Motor Vehicle accident can have serious implications to the body. Most people recover quickly with minor aches and pains; however, some people may experience long lasting effects from a motor vehicle accident.

At Beachbox Physiotherapy, we will assess and treat your injuries to minimise any long lasting effects.

As part of the TAC’s commitment to early intervention and rehabilitation, the TAC waives the excess fee if you see an Authorized Occupational Physiotherapist.*

Adam Abbas is recognised as an Authorised Occupational Physiotherapist (*Cranbourne Clinic Only).

Providing your TAC claim is accepted, Beachbox Physiotherapy will bill the TAC directly for your rehabilitation and return to work support.

Acute Back Pain

Approximately 8 out of 10 people will experience the symptoms of back pain at least once in their lives. Bed rest used to be recommended immediately after a back injury; however this is no longer the case. Now it is recommended that you resume your daily activities as soon as possible after an injury and then after a few weeks, you start a program of gentle stretching and strengthening of the back muscles.

A comprehensive back rehabilitation program should consist of both stretching and strengthening the muscles. This should include the abdominal muscles as these muscles play an important role in stabilising the spine.

At Beachbox Physiotherapy we provide a structured transition program from an acute injury to a comprehensive rehabilitation program in our specialist gymnasium.

Recurrent Back Pain

The reason why people continue to experience recurrent back pain can be complex. There may be a mix of daily habits, work habits or spinal structural problems that contribute to their recurrent pain. Spinal rehabilitation re-builds muscle and helps the spinal joints become healthier through regular exercise. It is a scientifically sound and evidenced based method of managing recurrent back pain.

Long Term Back Pain Management

We all know that exercise should be part of our daily lives; however fitting it into our day and completing it without hurting our joints can be difficult. For busy people we provide a 30 minute express exercise program, supervised by a physiotherapist or an exercise scientist.

Don’t wait until you’re in persistent pain, start your spinal rehabilitation program at Beachbox Physiotherapy today.

Dry Needling

Dry needing is available at Beachbox Physiotherapy. It is excellent for the treatment of musculature injury. Dry Needling uses acupuncture needles that are inserted into “knots” in muscles. This can provide relief from chronically tight and painful muscles and joints. Dry needling should not be confused with Chinese acupuncture which can only be done by an acupuncturist who is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

From the Blog

Spinal Stenosis

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Move More, Sit Less – 5 Tips From Your Physio

More movement in your day can improve mental, physical health and even workplace productivity. Physiotherapists know that one of the most significant contributors to pain and injury is simply lack of physical activity. Getting more movement in your day doesn’t need to...

Femoroacetabular Impingement

What is it? When the two surfaces of the hip joint move over each other, they usually move freely without any friction. If there is an alteration to either the socket part of the joint (the acetabulum) or the ball (the head of the femur), irritation may occur as the...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What Is It? The knees function as hinges, allowing your legs to swing forwards and backwards smoothly as you walk, kick and run. The kneecap, also known as the patella, sits at the front of the knee and has a variety of functions, including guiding the muscles that...

Can Poor Balance Lead To Ankle Sprains?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries and most people have experienced one at least once in their lifetime. While they are common, this doesn’t lessen their negative impacts. Surprisingly, having poor balance might be increasing your risk of ankle...

Three Essential Things To Ask Your Physio

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Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondyle Tendinopathy)

Golfer’s elbow is tendinous overload injury of the tendon on the inside of the elbow, usually due to overuse. As its name implies, it is a condition common in golfers. However, as with all sporting injuries, this condition can affect anyone. Golfer’s elbow is similar...

Strengthen to Lengthen, Does It Work?

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Focus on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a small space base of the hand. This tunnel is covered by a thick ligament and creates a small tunnel where various nerves, arteries and tendons pass through from the forearm into the hand. If anything causes this...

Focus on Thoracic Mobility

Almost everyone will experience lower back and neck pain at some point in their lives, even if just in the form of a slight neck twinge after sleeping in an odd position. Spinal pain of the thoracic region is much less common, however, you might be surprised to know...

Podiatry

Our podiatrist provides:

  • Management of problems such as corns, callous, warts, blisters, nail and skin infections
  • Surgical removal of ingrown toenails under local anaesthesia
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Diabetes

Our podiatrist provides:

  • Annual screening of neurological and vascular complications in the diabetic foot including the use of the Doppler ultrasound
  • Regular foot care and management of ulcers
Injuries

Our podiatrist attends to:

  • Foot and lower limb injury assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Common complaints such as bunions, arch, heel, ankle, shin and knee pain can be addressed by the podiatrist
Gait Video Analysis

Video assessment of gait may be the key to identifying abnormal forces affecting the joints or soft tissues which may be contributing to lower limb pain or instability. The podiatrist can assess the following conditions:

  • Toddlers walking intoed
  • Children complaining of leg pain
  • Teenagers suffering knee pain
  • Athletes with recurrent lower limb overuse injuries
Orthotics and Footwear

Our podiatrist does:

  • Casting for prescription rigid, semi-rigid or soft orthotics
  • Fitting of preformed orthotics or soft insoles to provide cushioning or simple offloading
  • A prescription of runners appropriate for your foot type and sporting needs
  • Recommend shoes appropriate for orthotics or for those in need of wider or deeper shoes
  • Referrals for custom made footwear
Ballet Dancers

Our podiatrist provides:

  • Pre Pointe work assessment of the structure and technical functioning of the young dancer’s foot
  • Advice on correct Pointe shoe selection.
  • Treatment of dance related foot and lower limb injuries.
Further Investigations

Our podiatrist is able to refer for x-ray, ultrasound scanning and pathology where necessary to assist in the accurate diagnosis of your problem.

From the Blog

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Runner’s Knee (PFJ Syndrome)

Our knees are complex hinge joints, designed to provide stability from side to side and smooth movement forwards and back as you walk, kick and run.

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Sore feet?

Are you suffering from aching, sore feet? Our podiatrist Dale Brown may be able to help! Call Beachbox on (03) 9036 7700 or visit www.beachboxphysiotherapy.com.au to book an appointment.

Focus on… Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a condition that causes pain in the heel of children and adolescents. While it can be quite painful, it is a self-limiting condition that doesn’t usually cause any long-term problems.

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Therapeutic footwear at BeachBox Physiotherapy/Podiatry

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Massage

Our massage therapist provides:

  • Remedial massage
  • Cupping
  • Pregnancy massage

When booking, please inform reception the form of massage you would like.

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Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage also referred to as Deep Tissue Massage, is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in injured areas. It creates the conditions for the body’s return to normal health after injury. Remedial massage is also used for lifestyle conditions such as repetitive strain injury and back pain. Tenderness during the treatment indicates which muscles and tendons are injured. The massage therapist uses the patient’s feedback to pinpoint the damaged tissue and to regulate pressure.

Regular Remedial Massage can be of huge benefit to your body, relieving muscle tension and pain, improving joint mobility and posture, boosting immunity and reducing stress.

Our massage therapist uses a variety of remedial techniques in her treatments to assist clients with a range of issues such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatic pain
  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • TMJ
Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping is used in conjunction with Remedial Massage to loosen facia, relax muscle tissue, assist with painand inflammation and increase blood and lymphatic flow

Pregnancy Massage

An enormous amount of stress and strain is placed upon your body during pregnancy. Massage can make a huge difference physically as well as mentally and emotionally. Pregnancy massage has many benefits for both mother and baby and can be performed from the 1st Trimester (with GP approval) all the way up to the due date.

Some of the benefits of prenatal massage are:

  • Lowering of stress hormones throughout the body.
  • Better sleep and circulation
  • Helps relieve cramping and restless legs
  • Improvement of muscle, nerve and joint pain.
  • Stimulates endorphin production
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Improvement in immune function
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation

GLA;D Program

Beachbox is proud to offer the GLA;D program, the “best first treatment for hip and knee arthritis”. Please contact us or visit gladaustralia.com.au for more information.

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What is GLA;D?

GLA:D®, Good Life with  steoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

Research

Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

Group Physiotherapy

We offer group physiotherapy exercise options.

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Beachbox Group Physiotherapy

We use our knowledge in musculoskeletal injury and postural dysfunction to create a specific program for you. This requires an assessment with our physiotherapist which included a detailed physical history and examination. The physiotherapist then creates a program specific for you and ensures that you are safe and competent in it.

Do we use apparatus?

The Group Physio method seeks to develop controlled movement from a strong core and it does this by using a range of apparatus to guide and train the body.

Each piece of apparatus has its own repertoire of exercises and most of the exercises done on the various pieces of Group Physio apparatus are resistance training since they make use of springs to provide additional resistance. Using springs results in “progressive resistance”, meaning the resistance increases as the spring is stretched. The most widely used piece of apparatus, and probably the most important, is the Reformer, but other apparatus used in a Group Physio studio include the Cadillac (also called the Trapeze Table), the high (or electric) chair, the Wunda Chair, the baby Chair, and the Ladder Barrel, the Spine Corrector (Step Barrel) and small barrel.

Dry Needling

Beachbox offers Dry Needling treatment

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle is inserted into a muscle. This is done with the aim to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle).

SEAFORD

03 9036 7700

133 Nepean Highway

Seaford, VIC, 3198

cranbourne

03 5995 4988

Duff Street Wellness Clinic

3 Pearl Court

Cranbourne West, VIC 3977