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
  • Physiotherapy Group Exercise Class
  • GLA;D Program
  • Massage/Sports Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Dietetics
  • Audiology

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.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is characterized by a narrowing of the spaces that house the spinal cord, nerves and blood supply. A variety of factors can cause spinal stenosis, however overwhelmingly it is caused by degenerative changes to the spine as we age. Many people over the age of 60 will have spinal stenosis; however, not all will have pain. Clinically, spinal stenosis is used to describe the painful symptoms of this condition rather than just the narrowing itself.

Tips For Exercising When You Have Pain

One of the most challenging aspects of living with an injury or chronic pain is how it can quickly impact your exercise routine. If you have been working towards a fitness or weight goal, this can be extremely demoralizing. Here are a few tips that can help to keep you on track while you recover. Staying as active as possible during this time can mean you’re in the best position to reach your goals again once your injury has healed.

How To Make The Most Of Your Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy treatment can be life changing, helping you recover from traumatic injuries, chronic pain and get you on the road to your best performance levels. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your physiotherapy treatment. 

Wrist Sprains

Wrist sprains are a general term used to describe any injury to the wrist that doesn’t include a fracture. While this can indicate that they are not serious injuries, wrist sprains can be complicated injuries that require supervision and treatment to recover fully. 

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease that affects almost all the joints of the body. The knees are some of the most commonly affected joints, with many people experiencing at least a small degree of osteoarthritis over the age of 40. The disease is characterized by degradation of the cartilage that lines the surfaces of the joint, growth of osteophytes or bony spurs, pain, stiffness and swelling.

Four Tips For Reducing Knee Pain

Knee pain comes in many forms with many different causes. While treatment for every person and condition will be different in each case, here are a few tips that may help to reduce knee pain throughout the day.

When Physiotherapy Treatment Doesn’t Work

We often hear from patients that they have put off treatment following an injury because they have previously tried physiotherapy and found that it didn’t work. Understandably, this can lead to a reluctance to invest time and money into future treatments. While there are never any guarantees in healthcare, in this article we highlight a few reasons why your treatment may not have worked in the past and why it may be worth trying again.

Adductor Tendinopathy

The adductor muscles are a group of five muscles located on the inside of the thigh that act to move the hip inwards or control hip movements outwards. These muscles also provide stability to the pelvis while standing, walking and running

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 sprains. Here we discuss a few facts about balance and what you can do to reduce your risk of ankle injuries.

Olecranon Bursitis

One bursa that is commonly affected is the olecranon bursa, which sits just over the hard bony process at the base of the elbow. Olecranon bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursa at this point and is a common condition, particularly in men between the ages of 30-60.

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.

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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.

    Dietetics

    We offer Dietetics at Beachbox Physiotherapy

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    What Dieticians Do

    Dietitians provide food and nutrition information and support that help people improve their health. They provide advice on nutrition-related matters and can modify diets to treat or help to manage conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, food allergies and intolerances.

    Your Session

    The initial consultation may run for around 30 minutes. The dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health and lifestyle. These questions allow the dietitian to tailor an individual eating plan for you.

    If you have a specific medical problem and have been referred to a dietitian by your doctor, the dietitian will work in close consultation with your doctor and may review blood and other test results to devise a suitable diet. You may be given written materials to take home and read.

    Follow-up appointments allow the dietitian to keep track of your progress and fine-tune your eating plan. The dietitian’s ultimate aim is to educate you on how to eat in a way that will keep you healthy, so that you can choose the best food on your own.

    Audiology

    Australian Hearing Services is available at our location in Seaford.

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    When are they at Seaford?

    Audio services operate at our Seaford clinic every Tuesday fortnightly between 8:45am and 4:30pm. Please call us to confirm.

    Am I eligible to recieve testing?

    Full Assessments are available with a referral from your GP. For those under the age of 26 or with a pension card, all audiology services are fully funded through the Office of Hearing Services (Government).

    Neuropsychology

    Neuropsychology is provided by Dr Kim Trezise

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    What is Neuropsychology?

    Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that is concerned with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influence a person’s cognition and behaviors. More importantly, professionals in this branch of psychology often focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors.

    Making an Appointment

    Dr Kim Trezise consults in rooms at Beachbox Physiotherapy in Seaford or is able to make home visits through the South East, Bayside, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland areas. Kim is able to see private, Workcover, TAC, and NDIS patients; and is happy to talk through options for individuals and families.

    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