Physio looks different for lots of people and we’re here for what you need.
Physiotherapy is a hard thing to define because it's so multi-faceted! You could meet 5 different physios who all do totally different things on a day to day basis. Here at HPP though, we really view ourselves as partners with you in:
Let's get you doing what you want to be doing and keep it that way!
We understand that sometimes injuries happen and sometimes they either happen at work or they have an impact on how we cope while we're there. We see a lot of these and what that means is that we understand that the goal is to try and keep you going as best as we can but without risk. Once it's back to normal we work hard to set a plan in place so that we don't have the same injury happen again.
Everyone's job is different so we also like to really understand what you do in your role, it might be really different to what the next person does. This means that our approach has to be tailored to you and your job, different exercises, different expectations and different management.
We also deal with work cover insurers, businesses directly or even work place assessments. Anything it takes to get you back on your feet. None of us want this to happen, but if it does, let us know and we'll work with you all the way back to 100%.
Our team have been around Maitland for a long time. We've built really good relationships with a lot of the local surgeons both here and in Newcastle. Even a few from Sydney!
One of our key focuses in this is building a really clear communication pathway. Making sure that you, us and your surgeon are all on the same page. We know what they want us to do and they know what we're thinking and how you're going in your recovery.
Since we've been doing it so long we also have a really good understanding of how long your rehab can take. We can tell you right from day one when we're expecting certain milestones and what our plan is to get you there. Even if you've got a few different factors to consider we've probably seen it managed successfully before.
We have a strong focus on exercise as the best method to help you and even use a special phone app to make that simple and manageable.
An “exercise is an action or actions that are intended to make something better or make something happen” (Oxford Dictionary).
Our team uses different types of exercises as tools to help a bunch of different problems:
We give people exercises to help your body move the way it needs to in order get you doing what you want to be doing and keeping it that way!
Dry Needling has become a very popular soft tissue technique with Physiotherapist as well as other health professionals. The technique uses a fine needle filament tapped into the skin and is used to create a local twitch response. The local twitch response can help a number of ways:
At HPP our Physiotherapists use a technique taught by GEMt this technique is unlike many styles of Dry Needling currently used in the area. Our team used a “Clean Needle Technique” which helps ensure safety for both you and the Physio and we will ALWAYS wear gloves
If you have more questions about dry needling head to the resources page on the website for a brochure, consent form and other information about dry needling.
At HPP we love sports, we love all kinds of sports. From team sports, to individual sports, contact and non-contact. We also treat a lot of injured cheerleaders, dancers, and gymnasts.
One of the hardest parts about sport is getting injured at not knowing whether or not you will be able to get back to playing. This is where we aim to help.
Our philosophy is that we will try to work with you, your coaches, and your sport to keep you active during your recovery without delaying your body's ability to heal itself.
Sometimes this means putting you in a variety of braces, using crutches, getting imaging or occasionally sending you to a specialist to help give you the best chance of recovery.
We currently are involved with: Track and Field, Football / Soccer, Rugby Union and Rugby League, Cheerleading, Cycling (Track and Road), Netball, Ballet, Tap, Jazz Dancers, Powerlifting / Strongmen, Archery, Karate, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.