Physiotherapy

At EP Physio Plus our Physiotherapists can help with anyone experiencing pain, movement limitation or dysfunction, weakness, changes to sensation (in the form of pins and needles or numbness), and/or impaired function at any point in your daily life.

However, you don’t need an injury to receive the benefits of a physio treatment. More and more people are discovering the benefit of preventative physiotherapy by taking control of their health and feeling more energetic, young and alive!

See below for a descriptor for our main services:

Physiotherapy

At EP Physio Plus our Physiotherapists can help with anyone experiencing pain, movement limitation or dysfunction, weakness, changes to sensation (in the form of pins and needles or numbness), and/or impaired function at any point in your daily life.

However, you don’t need an injury to receive the benefits of a physio treatment. More and more people are discovering the benefit of preventative physiotherapy by taking control of their health and feeling more energetic, young and alive!

See below for a descriptor for our main services; Sports Physio, Musculoskeletal, Women's Health, Dry Needling, Headaches & Migraines.

Physiotherapy

At EP Physio Plus our Physiotherapists can help with anyone experiencing pain, movement limitation or dysfunction, weakness, changes to sensation (in the form of pins and needles or numbness), and/or impaired function at any point in your daily life.

However, you don’t need an injury to receive the benefits of a physio treatment. More and more people are discovering the benefit of preventative physiotherapy by taking control of their health and feeling more energetic, young and alive!

See below for a descriptor for our main services; Sports Physio, Musculoskeletal, Women's Health, Dry Needling, Headaches & Migraines.

Sports Physio

Sports Physio

Sports physio focuses on injuries and issues relating to sports people of all ages and abilities. At EP Physio Plus, our focus isn't just on the treatment, but also on the prevention of recurrent injuries, not just working with you until the pain goes away. One of our favourite sayings is pain is the last thing to come and the first thing to leave, meaning there is lots to be addressed either side.

We can ensure that your exercises are improving your physical condition and not hindering your potential. Our physios are fluent in injuries from football, netball, hockey, sailing, gymnastics, squash, basketball, golf and more.

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Sports Physio

Sports Physio

Sports physio focuses on injuries and issues relating to sports people of all ages and abilities. At EP Physio Plus, our focus isn't just on the treatment, but also on the prevention of recurrent injuries, not just working with you until the pain goes away. One of our favourite sayings is pain is the last thing to come and the first thing to leave, meaning there is lots to be addressed either side.

We can ensure that your exercises are improving your physical condition and not hindering your potential. Our physios are fluent in injuries from football, netball, hockey, sailing, gymnastics, squash, basketball, golf and more.

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Sports Physio

Sports Physio

Sports physio focuses on injuries and issues relating to sports people of all ages and abilities. At EP Physio Plus, our focus isn't just on the treatment, but also on the prevention of recurrent injuries, not just working with you until the pain goes away. One of our favourite sayings is pain is the last thing to come and the first thing to leave, meaning there is lots to be addressed either side.

We can ensure that your exercises are improving your physical condition and not hindering your potential. Our physios are fluent in injuries from football, netball, hockey, sailing, gymnastics, squash, basketball, golf and more.

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physio

"Musculoskeletal", broken down, is"muscles" & "skeletal". This is the most common type of physiotherapy, that covers all of your aches and pains and just day to day injuries and soreness. Think your neck, back, shoulders, knees, that type of thing. There is big overlap with sports physio here and all of our physios are pros at it all!

Our physios have lots of training in chronic pain as well, which also ties into this area. Any pain that has been present for 12 weeks or more is termed "chronic pain" and needs to be treated with special expertise to overcome it and be the boss of your body again.

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physio

"Musculoskeletal", broken down, is"muscles" & "skeletal". This is the most common type of physiotherapy, that covers all of your aches and pains and just day to day injuries and soreness. Think your neck, back, shoulders, knees, that type of thing. There is big overlap with sports physio here and all of our physios are pros at it all!

Our physios have lots of training in chronic pain as well, which also ties into this area. Any pain that has been present for 12 weeks or more is termed "chronic pain" and needs to be treated with special expertise to overcome it and be the boss of your body again.

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physio

"Musculoskeletal", broken down, is"muscles" & "skeletal". This is the most common type of physiotherapy, that covers all of your aches and pains and just day to day injuries and soreness. Think your neck, back, shoulders, knees, that type of thing. There is big overlap with sports physio here and all of our physios are pros at it all!

Our physios have lots of training in chronic pain as well, which also ties into this area. Any pain that has been present for 12 weeks or more is termed "chronic pain" and needs to be treated with special expertise to overcome it and be the boss of your body again.

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Women's Health Physio

Women's Health Physio is all about the management of issues relating to the pelvis including pelvic floor weakness or over activity, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal issues like tears and abdominal separation, endometriosis, gynaecological surgery recovery and prehab, incontinence of bladder +/- bowel, constipation, frequency (going to the toilet too often), nocturia (going to the toilet too much overnight), recurrent bladder infections, sexual pain and much, much more! This is an area of Physiotherapy that is mostly studied as postgraduate study so we are lucky to have Jess on board who has a special interest in this area!

No two women present with the same symptoms and no two women have the same causes. Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a very specialised and complex area and pelvic floor exercises need to be tailored to the individual. In some cases, pelvic floor exercises are the worst thing you could do!

While many women just put their issues down to ‘age’, ‘pregnancy’, or just think that ‘everyone gets this’, pain and incontinence are not normal! There are so many ways a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can guide you through, what can often be, a full recovery. You’ll be wondering why you waited so long to come and get help!

At EP Physio Plus, we understand that these issues are very personal and can be hard to talk about, however we offer a safe, private and confidential environment where you will feel comfortable getting the help you require.

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Women's Health Physio

Women's Health Physio is all about the management of issues relating to the pelvis including pelvic floor weakness or over activity, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal issues like tears and abdominal separation, endometriosis, gynaecological surgery recovery and prehab, incontinence of bladder +/- bowel, constipation, frequency (going to the toilet too often), nocturia (going to the toilet too much overnight), recurrent bladder infections, sexual pain and much, much more! This is an area of Physiotherapy that is mostly studied as postgraduate study so we are lucky to have Jess on board who has a special interest in this area!

No two women present with the same symptoms and no two women have the same causes. Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a very specialised and complex area and pelvic floor exercises need to be tailored to the individual. In some cases, pelvic floor exercises are the worst thing you could do!

While many women just put their issues down to ‘age’, ‘pregnancy’, or just think that ‘everyone gets this’, pain and incontinence are not normal! There are so many ways a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can guide you through, what can often be, a full recovery. You’ll be wondering why you waited so long to come and get help!

At EP Physio Plus, we understand that these issues are very personal and can be hard to talk about, however we offer a safe, private and confidential environment where you will feel comfortable getting the help you require.

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Women's Health Physio

Women's Health Physio is all about the management of issues relating to the pelvis including pelvic floor weakness or over activity, prolapse, pregnancy and postnatal issues like tears and abdominal separation, endometriosis, gynaecological surgery recovery and prehab, incontinence of bladder +/- bowel, constipation, frequency (going to the toilet too often), nocturia (going to the toilet too much overnight), recurrent bladder infections, sexual pain and much, much more! This is an area of Physiotherapy that is mostly studied as postgraduate study so we are lucky to have Jess on board who has a special interest in this area!

No two women present with the same symptoms and no two women have the same causes. Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a very specialised and complex area and pelvic floor exercises need to be tailored to the individual. In some cases, pelvic floor exercises are the worst thing you could do!

While many women just put their issues down to ‘age’, ‘pregnancy’, or just think that ‘everyone gets this’, pain and incontinence are not normal! There are so many ways a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can guide you through, what can often be, a full recovery. You’ll be wondering why you waited so long to come and get help!

At EP Physio Plus, we understand that these issues are very personal and can be hard to talk about, however we offer a safe, private and confidential environment where you will feel comfortable getting the help you require.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a common treatment for muscle and nerve pain used by our physiotherapists at EP Physio Plus. This intramuscular stimulation uses very thin, individually packaged, single use, sterile needles and has been found to be very effective at relaxing overactive muscles without injecting any substances. Dry needling is best used alongside other conventional physio treatments to accelerate pain reduction and muscle and soft tissue healing.

There is no need to be nervous about these needles or concerned that they will hurt, as generally the needle insertion is not even felt. The intramuscular stimulation can instigate a local twitch response or sudden slight contraction of the muscle which can provoke a very brief pain response, often described as an electric shock or a cramping sensation. This is a good and desirable reaction.

Dry needling is often referred to as clinical or western acupuncture as it is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles as opposed to the Traditional Chinese Medicine of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese philosophy of energy meridians throughout the body. These meridians are unblocked by needles inserted into specific ‘acupoints’ creating balance within the various bodily systems.

Dry needling uses current medical science and research and is our preferred method of treatment and all of our Physiotherapists are skilled in Dry needling.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a common treatment for muscle and nerve pain used by our physiotherapists at EP Physio Plus. This intramuscular stimulation uses very thin, individually packaged, single use, sterile needles and has been found to be very effective at relaxing overactive muscles without injecting any substances. Dry needling is best used alongside other conventional physio treatments to accelerate pain reduction and muscle and soft tissue healing.

There is no need to be nervous about these needles or concerned that they will hurt, as generally the needle insertion is not even felt. The intramuscular stimulation can instigate a local twitch response or sudden slight contraction of the muscle which can provoke a very brief pain response, often described as an electric shock or a cramping sensation. This is a good and desirable reaction.

Dry needling is often referred to as clinical or western acupuncture as it is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles as opposed to the Traditional Chinese Medicine of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese philosophy of energy meridians throughout the body. These meridians are unblocked by needles inserted into specific ‘acupoints’ creating balance within the various bodily systems.

Dry needling uses current medical science and research and is our preferred method of treatment and all of our Physiotherapists are skilled in Dry needling.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a common treatment for muscle and nerve pain used by our physiotherapists at EP Physio Plus. This intramuscular stimulation uses very thin, individually packaged, single use, sterile needles and has been found to be very effective at relaxing overactive muscles without injecting any substances. Dry needling is best used alongside other conventional physio treatments to accelerate pain reduction and muscle and soft tissue healing.

There is no need to be nervous about these needles or concerned that they will hurt, as generally the needle insertion is not even felt. The intramuscular stimulation can instigate a local twitch response or sudden slight contraction of the muscle which can provoke a very brief pain response, often described as an electric shock or a cramping sensation. This is a good and desirable reaction.

Dry needling is often referred to as clinical or western acupuncture as it is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles as opposed to the Traditional Chinese Medicine of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is based on an ancient Chinese philosophy of energy meridians throughout the body. These meridians are unblocked by needles inserted into specific ‘acupoints’ creating balance within the various bodily systems.

Dry needling uses current medical science and research and is our preferred method of treatment and all of our Physiotherapists are skilled in Dry needling.

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

The diagnosis of cervical headache is frequently under-diagnosed. Many symptoms are similar to other classifications of headache such as tension headache, migraine, hormonal headache and even cluster headache. There may be clear dietary, environmental or hormonal triggers for the onset of the patient’s headache. However, it is common that these triggers are only active when there is an increased sensitivity in the structures of the upper cervical spine (aka your neck!).

Cervical headaches are usually described as a constant, steady, dull ache. It can be to one side or both sides. It can also feel like a pulling or gripping feeling, sometimes a tight band around the head. The headache usually is felt at the base of the skull and can be referred to the front of the head to the temple area or over and behind the eyes. The headaches usually come on over a period of time, gradually getting worse. The headaches may be present for days, weeks even months. Sometimes there may be a history of an acute trauma such as whip-lash injury or repetitive trauma associated with work or a sporting activity.

All of our Physios are well versed in neck pain, headaches and migraines and know what to look for and how to best manage, resolve and prevent recurrent events for you.

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

The diagnosis of cervical headache is frequently under-diagnosed. Many symptoms are similar to other classifications of headache such as tension headache, migraine, hormonal headache and even cluster headache. There may be clear dietary, environmental or hormonal triggers for the onset of the patient’s headache. However, it is common that these triggers are only active when there is an increased sensitivity in the structures of the upper cervical spine (aka your neck!).

Cervical headaches are usually described as a constant, steady, dull ache. It can be to one side or both sides. It can also feel like a pulling or gripping feeling, sometimes a tight band around the head. The headache usually is felt at the base of the skull and can be referred to the front of the head to the temple area or over and behind the eyes. The headaches usually come on over a period of time, gradually getting worse. The headaches may be present for days, weeks even months. Sometimes there may be a history of an acute trauma such as whip-lash injury or repetitive trauma associated with work or a sporting activity.

All of our Physios are well versed in neck pain, headaches and migraines and know what to look for and how to best manage, resolve and prevent recurrent events for you.

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

The diagnosis of cervical headache is frequently under-diagnosed. Many symptoms are similar to other classifications of headache such as tension headache, migraine, hormonal headache and even cluster headache. There may be clear dietary, environmental or hormonal triggers for the onset of the patient’s headache. However, it is common that these triggers are only active when there is an increased sensitivity in the structures of the upper cervical spine (aka your neck!).

Cervical headaches are usually described as a constant, steady, dull ache. It can be to one side or both sides. It can also feel like a pulling or gripping feeling, sometimes a tight band around the head. The headache usually is felt at the base of the skull and can be referred to the front of the head to the temple area or over and behind the eyes. The headaches usually come on over a period of time, gradually getting worse. The headaches may be present for days, weeks even months. Sometimes there may be a history of an acute trauma such as whip-lash injury or repetitive trauma associated with work or a sporting activity.

All of our Physios are well versed in neck pain, headaches and migraines and know what to look for and how to best manage, resolve and prevent recurrent events for you.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, also known as 'aquatic therapy' is a safe and low impact form of rehabilitation. It is exercise conducted in a heated pool, with the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.

Hydrotherapy is a great way to regain range of motion as well as improve strength. The buoyancy of the water reduces the impact of the exercise, as well as the weight going through your joints, allowing you to do more exercise with a lower level of pain compared to land based exercise. The pool is heated higher than a standard lap pool to help warm the body and facilitate movement; great for those achey joints!

Hydrotherapy is a wonderful way to get moving and improve strength and mobility for many different conditions. Including the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strengthening before surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery (once your wounds are healed, or you have the 'all clear' from your surgeon)
  • Those with poor balance leading to a high falls risk
  • Paediatric developmental delay
  • Paediatric neurological conditions
  • Adult neurological conditions (stroke etc)
  • Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and back conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Workcover and Motor Vehicle Accident injuries

Sessions are run in the Hydrotherapy Pool at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre, at 2 Jubilee Drive. The pool is approximately 1.2m deep and heated with a ramp and handrail allowing for easy access.

Your Physio or Exercise Physiologist will be in the pool with you for all of your sessions. They will demonstrate different exercises for you to do in the water that can help with strengthening and increasing range of movement. They will be able to correct your technique and make any modifications with you while you are doing every exercise.

Each session, some of the exercises will be changed and adapted as you reach different goals and to provide variability to your treatment.

Before you begin Hydrotherapy, you need to have a land-based Initial Assessment with one of our Physios or Exercise Physiologists. This session will include a thorough assessment, health screening and is a great time to set some goals. If you have recently had surgery, make sure that your surgeon has given you the 'all clear' to do water based therapy.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, also known as 'aquatic therapy' is a safe and low impact form of rehabilitation. It is exercise conducted in a heated pool, with the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.

Hydrotherapy is a great way to regain range of motion as well as improve strength. The buoyancy of the water reduces the impact of the exercise, as well as the weight going through your joints, allowing you to do more exercise with a lower level of pain compared to land based exercise. The pool is heated higher than a standard lap pool to help warm the body and facilitate movement; great for those achey joints!

Hydrotherapy is a wonderful way to get moving and improve strength and mobility for many different conditions. Including the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strengthening before surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery (once your wounds are healed, or you have the 'all clear' from your surgeon)
  • Those with poor balance leading to a high falls risk
  • Paediatric developmental delay
  • Paediatric neurological conditions
  • Adult neurological conditions (stroke etc)
  • Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and back conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Workcover and Motor Vehicle Accident injuries

Sessions are run in the Hydrotherapy Pool at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre, at 2 Jubilee Drive. The pool is approximately 1.2m deep and heated with a ramp and handrail allowing for easy access.

Your Physio or Exercise Physiologist will be in the pool with you for all of your sessions. They will demonstrate different exercises for you to do in the water that can help with strengthening and increasing range of movement. They will be able to correct your technique and make any modifications with you while you are doing every exercise.

Each session, some of the exercises will be changed and adapted as you reach different goals and to provide variability to your treatment.

Before you begin Hydrotherapy, you need to have a land-based Initial Assessment with one of our Physios or Exercise Physiologists. This session will include a thorough assessment, health screening and is a great time to set some goals. If you have recently had surgery, make sure that your surgeon has given you the 'all clear' to do water based therapy.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, also known as 'aquatic therapy' is a safe and low impact form of rehabilitation. It is exercise conducted in a heated pool, with the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.

Hydrotherapy is a great way to regain range of motion as well as improve strength. The buoyancy of the water reduces the impact of the exercise, as well as the weight going through your joints, allowing you to do more exercise with a lower level of pain compared to land based exercise. The pool is heated higher than a standard lap pool to help warm the body and facilitate movement; great for those achey joints!

Hydrotherapy is a wonderful way to get moving and improve strength and mobility for many different conditions. Including the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strengthening before surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery (once your wounds are healed, or you have the 'all clear' from your surgeon)
  • Those with poor balance leading to a high falls risk
  • Paediatric developmental delay
  • Paediatric neurological conditions
  • Adult neurological conditions (stroke etc)
  • Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and back conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Workcover and Motor Vehicle Accident injuries

Sessions are run in the Hydrotherapy Pool at the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre, at 2 Jubilee Drive. The pool is approximately 1.2m deep and heated with a ramp and handrail allowing for easy access.

Your Physio or Exercise Physiologist will be in the pool with you for all of your sessions. They will demonstrate different exercises for you to do in the water that can help with strengthening and increasing range of movement. They will be able to correct your technique and make any modifications with you while you are doing every exercise.

Each session, some of the exercises will be changed and adapted as you reach different goals and to provide variability to your treatment.

Before you begin Hydrotherapy, you need to have a land-based Initial Assessment with one of our Physios or Exercise Physiologists. This session will include a thorough assessment, health screening and is a great time to set some goals. If you have recently had surgery, make sure that your surgeon has given you the 'all clear' to do water based therapy.

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