Hands on approach
Are you seeking to improve your daily life, recover from an injury or want to enhance your sporting performances? Our physiotherapists at EVOLVE HEALTH ILLAWARRA will work with you to understand your individual circumstances and endeavor to design a customised care plan that enables you to live better, and play harder.
Live smart. Evolve.
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well.
Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.
Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, therapists in this field assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life; essentially speeding up the natural healing process.
This branch of allied health extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP MY INJURY?
Physiotherapy can ensure your injury is thoroughly assessed and diagnosed correctly. This is essential to ensure the correct treatment techniques are chosen for your condition. Physiotherapy treatment can speed up your body’s natural healing process, accelerating your return to sport or activity. Appropriate treatment will also reduce the likelihood of recurrence by addressing factors which may have contributed to the development of your condition. Physiotherapists are experts in advising patients on which activities are appropriate for their injury to maximize recovery and ensure an optimal outcome.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
There are a number of scenarios that would warrant making an appointment with your physio. A small list may include if you:
have sustained an injury
have swelling, bruising or deformity of a body part
are experiencing joint stiffness, pain or ache (particularly if your symptoms have persisted for greater than 3 days)
are protecting a limb due to pain
are experiencing pins and needles or numbness
notice that your limbs collapse or give way occasionally
have postural problems
need advice on improving strength, flexibility, balance or fitness
need advice on injury prevention
are planning a return to sport or activity following a prolonged period of inactivity
DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL LETTER?
No – no referral is needed.
If you wish to claim back the cost of your treatment through either the Medicare EPC program, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance, a referral from your nominated treating doctor is required.
Kayla has completed both a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. She has qualifications in Musculoskeletal Acupuncture/Dry needling, as well as Clinical Pilates, and Mulligan’s Mobilization with Movement techniques.
Having worked in Osteopathic clinics since the beginning of her study, Kayla has a much more hands on approach to treatment, centring on manual therapy techniques such as manipulation and joint mobilization and introducing exercise where needed as an adjunct to her manual therapy.
Kayla also has experience in sports injuries having been involved in physio coverage for a variety of soccer and football sporting teams as well as pre and post-natal assessment and exercise prescription.
Kristen is a passionate and enthusiastic physiotherapist with a breadth of experience from sporting injuries to headaches and lower back pain. Graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Kristen exhibits a hands-on approach, using evidence-based practice and client-centered care to keep you training as you rehabilitate.
She has recently returned from Cambodia where she headed a team of physiotherapists working with professional athletes to aid them in their rehabilitation.
Kristen strongly believes that movement fosters well-being. This belief is promoted daily by her own passion for physical activity of all kinds; running marathons, Muay Thai and innovative high-intensity interval training.
Mitch completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2014, following his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.
Mitch has a passion for all aspects of Physiotherapy but following his background in high level cricket and golf, has a particular interest in upper limb injuries.
Mitch brings with him extensive experience in musculoskeletal injuries. He employs manual therapy and exercise prescription, in his treatments and aims to return patients to their optimal health.