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Work Rehabilitation

Workplace Rehabilitation

Physical Reality has a very strong focus on early intervention and a safe and work.

For over 20 years the Physical Reality team has worked within the NSW Workers Compensation and Compulsory Third Party (CTP) systems as private practitioners and contractors to rehabilitation providers. Drawing on this experience, Physical Reality can help you achieve your return to work goals.

Physical Reality incorporates evidence based activity programs with a cognitive behavioural approach, for the management of simple or complex musculoskeletal injuries, improving return to work rates and preventing long term disability and chronic pain. Physical Reality also has extensive experience dealing with Red and Yellow flag injury states and has a network of Primary and Allied Health Professionals to assist with management of ongoing disability.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Muscle sprain and strains are a common yet unwanted aspect of sports participation.

With a depth of experience in sub-acute and chronic injuries, Physical Reality's Allied Health Professionals will be able to assist you back to your chosen sports or will be able to refer you to an appropriate Allied Health Professional if needed.

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Muscle sprain and strains are a common yet unwanted aspect of sports participation. Patients with chronic conditions and complex needs can be referred to Physical Reality under Medicare.

Your GP must prepare a GP Management Plan (Item 721) and Team Care Arrangement (Item 723) and discuss with you the care plan, your needs, the services to be provided and the expected outcomes. Your GP may provide you with a copy of the Care Plan to ensure that you agree and have the opportunity to provide input into the Care Plan and its aims. The GP can also discuss, by two way communication (face-to-face, phone, fax, email etc), the services and treatments to be provided. Physical Reality will provide a short report to your Doctor following the first and the final consultation. Additional reports may be prepared if clinically necessary. The patient should be advised that while Medicare may pay some of the costs of services the patient may still have to pay some money as well - it is essential that the patient discuss this with the Allied Health Professional before services are provided. When Medicare has processed item numbers 721 and 723 from your Doctor, the patient is eligible for up to five allied health consultations per calendar year under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management items. A rebate from Medicare of $52.95 (current until July 2017) is available from Medicare.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists use soft tissue techniques (Diploma trained Massage Therapists) when needed, ensuring you are getting a highly qualified remedial massage treatment. However, your treatment does not end on the massage table, you WILL be given stretches and exercises to speed up your recovery and reduce the chance of re-injury. If your condition needs urgent attention and we are unable to fit you in at our clinic locations, Physical Reality regularly refers to practitioners in Surry Hills, Gymea and Cronulla.

Personal Health Improvement

Personal Health Improvement

Australia has an ageing population with growing health care needs. About 40% of Australians have at least one of the following chronic conditions: arthritis, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Whatever your health and fitness goal, Physical Reality can tailor an individual program to improve your function through exercise, get you back on track and assist with managing your chronic disease(s). We offer one-on-one sessions or group based sessions.

Injury treatment and prevention

Injury treatment and prevention

Physical Reality explains how to prevent and treat exercise-related injuries like sprains, pulled muscles, and knee injuries. Don't push yourself too hard. As your fitness abilities increase, you will be able to challenge yourself more. A cool-down after you work out is important to slowly bring your heart rate back to normal. Walking for 5 to 10 minutes after you work out is one way to cool down.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Physical Reality Exercise Physiologists are experienced water based exercise practitioners. We offer groups for aged care, DVA, Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident patients. Our classes are conducted at the newly renovated pool of Moran Aged Care, 27 Sylvania Road, Sylvania. We also offer private hydrotherapy sessions at your local pool or at home.

Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention

Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older. It is estimated that one in three older adults falls each year. Falls among older adults is a serious issue, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced.Because there are many different factors that contribute to falls, there are different recommendations for reducing fall risks.

Workplace assessments

Workplace Assessments

A workplace visit is useful tool for upgrading medical certificates or identifying suitable duties. It can be used to compliment occupational rehabilitation, assess ergonomics identify work demands and tailer a specific exercise program to improve work conditioning. Specific stretches and exercises can be provided as part of a home/workplace exercise program.

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage

If you have particular muscle aches and pains or chronic pain a remedial massage may be for you. Your remedial massage therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They will perform assessments to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit you. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue work along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises to assist with the management of your condition.

Pilatese

Pilates

We currently conduct 2 pilates classes per week at our Miranda rooms, but will add more classes as the demand increases. We offer Pilates for performance and floor based pilates classes. Please call to discuss the clinical Pilates (reformer and Wunda chair) at Beachside Physiotherapy rooms.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
  • Pre and post surgical exercise. Pre-habilitation/rehabilitation.
  • Neurological rehabilitation. Stroke
  • Chronic Disease management, including Type Two Diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
  • Pilates and postural control.
  • Lower back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Falls prevention