Rather than simply treating the symptoms of acute or persistent pain or injury, at Barefoot Physiotherapy we utilise our unique Treatment System to find the root cause of your problem, so you can get back to living your life to the full.
Our holistic physiotherapy approach is based on a partnership between you and us. This starts with us truly knowing and understanding your story and why you have come to Barefoot for help.
We then use specific nerve and orthopaedic tests to determine our initial hands on treatment that starts you on the road to recovery.
As you progress we utilise our full body assessment and testing to determine the root cause of your problem. We then treat it, teach you how to treat it and teach you how to take care of it for now and the future.
Throughout this process we will incorporate postural retraining, strength work and individualised education to ensure you understand what is best for your body.
We’ll Create a Holistic Treatment Plan Based On Our Findings of the Underlying Cause To Your Current Pain
From the thorough assessment we compile a list of significant findings in your body. These findings relate to your joints, muscles, movements, nerves as well as your thoughts and worries.
From the list, you and your therapist will prioritise which key findings to test first. These findings are tested by performing TDTs (Treatment-Direction-Tests) to the limited movements in your body. Often we find that the underlying cause is not exactly where you are feeling your symptoms. That is the value of our thorough process where we work with you to truly solve what is going on.
We’ll Teach You to Take Care of Your Body to Avoid Reoccurrence of the Pain
Once we confirm the underlying cause we will treat it to reduce its impact on the rest of your body. We continually reassess your movements, muscles and joints to measure the improvements from your treatment. This confirms we are on the right track, and on the way to help you reach your goals.
Our focus is then to prevent build-up of strain to the primary cause of your condition. We do this by:
Teaching you to treat the structure yourself or how someone else can help you treat it (e.g. partner, family member, friend)
Teaching you how to use your body in a way to prevent build-up of strain on that area. This can be by changing your posture at work or strengthening a specific muscle group.
We understand this is different for everyone, so we tailor it to you! If you have particular posture or performance questions, feel free to ask the physio during your session and we will address this when appropriate.
Treatment doesn’t begin and end within the four walls of our clinic.
If you need us to assess your posture at your workplace, we’ll be there. If you’d like us to collaborate with your personal trainer on which specific exercises to focus on (and avoid), we’re happy to help.
Working in with your broader “support team” is one of the best ways in which we can support you back to optimum health.
And if for any reason you’re not getting results, we’ll work with you to find alternatives. We’ll closely monitor your progress, with the goal of getting you out of pain and back doing what you love. Our success is measured by your results, nothing else.
We’ll Craft a Plan for Health Maintenance to Ensure Your Body Stays Happy
To ensure your body stays in optimal shape and you prevent future injury, it is important that you check in with us at increasing intervals for “tune up” sessions. In these sessions we focus on prevention, to help you to continue living your Barefoot lifestyle. Our holistic physio services are ideal for those suffering from persistent sports injuries and to manage the demands and recovery from pregnancy.
As well as continuing treatment to the primary cause of your condition, we may also need to treat some secondary areas in your body. These secondary areas are findings that make some improvements to one or two things in your body (not as significant as the primary cause), but play an important role in keeping your body functioning at its highest level. Talk to our team today for a physio consult in our South Brisbane clinic.
Our goal is to empower you to confidently live the life you choose!
Getting the Best Treatment
We base our diagnosis and treatment on objective evaluations such as nerve testing, flexibility and strength measurements. This allows us to understand exactly how your body is responding to each phase of treatment so you can be confident your progress is on track.
All appointments with us are 1-on-1, in a private room, ensuring undivided attention.
Research and Development
We stay current on research and professional development, meaning you will experience the most up-to-date treatment and techniques.
Focused and Refreshed
Our physios see a maximum of four clients in a row to ensure they are refreshed and focused on your care.
'The Red Brick House'
28 Curzon St
Tennyson QLD 4105
1300 842 850