Looking for a Brisbane physiotherapist close to you? Allsports Physiotherapy Indooroopilly has grown from its beginnings in 1996 to become a multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine Centre. Conveniently located within walking distance to Indooroopilly Shopping Town, Indooroopilly Allsports services suburbs across Brisbane’s West including Chelmer, Graceville, Oxley, Taringa and St Lucia. We are an active member of the local community, providing sports medicine services to many local, state and national sporting teams.
Our clinic provides a range of services and facilities, including:
Exercise Physiology Programs
Exercise Physiologists are University qualified health professionals that specialise in understand and implementing exercise as a form of treatment. With a thorough understand of injury and disease processes, they use a clinical exercise prescription to implement exercise programs. An individualised, targeted exercise program will improve your fitness, facilitate injury prevention and help your rehabilitation of an injury.
Strength training is an important part of health and fitness, which can help manage many diseases such as Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, and Type 2 Diabetes, but is also essential for injury rehabilitation and prevention.
Allsports Indooroopilly provides one-on-one and group exercise physiology sessions in our fully equipped gym, and a one on one consultancy service to provide a specific home exercise program.
The term Chronic Disease is an umbrella term that describes a group of conditions that have similar characteristics of being long lasting and persistent in nature.
Affecting 1 in 5 Australians, these conditions are the leading cause of illness and disability in Australia. Most of these conditions do not have a cure, but can be effectively managed with exercise to improve quality of life and better daily function.
An experienced Exercise Physiologist is the most appropriately trained professional to assist with Chronic Disease Management, as these conditions are often accompanied with pain, decrease mobility and potentially other medical conditions.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use insulin to process sugar efficiently. The consequences of high blood sugar are multiple co-morbidities such as heart, eye, foot and vascular disease, possibly even leading to death.
Exercise is the one key factor to managing Type 2 Diabetes. Exercise in conjunction with diet, can be effective in managing Type 2 Diabetes without medication. Exercise improves glycemic control as it increases the sensitivity of insulin and therefore improves the body’s ability to uptake and process sugar.
At Allsports Indooroopilly, we offer age-specific, small group, strength and balance classes that provide effective exercise for diabetic sufferers. Diet is equally as important in the management of Type 2 Diabetes as it manages the blood glucose and controls body weight. Further information can be found through our partnering nutritionist group – Eat Smart Nutrition.
Supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, our rehab classes will gradually increase you exercise tolerance, reducing risk factors and helping to prevent future heart problems.
Our program includes:
This will teach you how to exercise safely, strengthen you muscles and improve your endurance. Your exerecise program will be based on your individual needs and ability.
With education topics including diet and stress management, this will further your understanding of your heart condition and reduce the risk of future heart disease through encouraged lifestyle changes.
Participants require clearance from their cardiologist, and an initial assessment performed before commencing the program.
Classes are primarily aerobic exercise, using a variety of equipment – treadmills, upright bike, recumbent bike, arm machines, free weights and stretch bands.
Osteoporosis is the term used to describe when a person’s bone mineral density is lower than normal. It occurs when the body loses bone faster than it can rebuild, resulting in the weakening of the bones themselves. Weaker of brittle bones have a significant increased risk of fracture from what may seem as an inconsequential bump or fall.
There is not cure for osteoporosis, but bone loss can be slowed down or stopped. Treatment is multifactorial, and includes a combination of medication and exercise. Both weight bearing and resistance exercises are important to maintain bone health and prevent further bone loss. These types of exercises are essential as they stimulate the specific bone building cells. Additionally, increased muscle mass will further support the joint and the bone will increase.
Under an Exercise Physiologist, a resistance or strength training program can be prescribed to not only be safe and appropriate, but effective for Osteoporosis and many other concurrent conditions. Particularly for older patients, strength and balance exercises needed to minimise falls risk and reduce the incidence of fractures.
Osteoarthritis (or Degenerative Joint Disease) is a condition used to describe the wear and tear on joints (and cartilage) in the body. Cartilage is the joint lining that protects our bone, decreases friction and acts as a cushion. Over time the load on our joints can result in cartilage degeneration, leading to pain and inflammation, which has a profound effect on our mobility, strength, and general function.
There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, however there are ways to effectively manage its symptoms. The severity of dysfunction differs from person to person, and in some severe cases a surgical intervention may be considered. In the majority of cases, exercise in conjunction with appropriate pain management is the gold standard, and should be explored before a more invasive (surgical) option be looked at.
At Allsports Indooroopilly, our Exercise Physiologist has many years of experience, and will prescribe you the most clinically appropriate exercise program to help you manage Osteoarthritis effectively.
Additionally, we have age specific, small group exercise classes that are an effective, appropriate, affordable, and enjoyable way to exercise with supervision. For more information, please visit our All Active Classes.
Golf Fitness Classes
Are you wanting to improve your golf, fitness and general health?
We are now offering golf fitness classes run by an accredited exercise physiologist at our Indooroopilly clinic. Classes will include exercises specifically chosen to improve your golf skills and general fitness.
Tuesdays – 7am Golden Golfers Fitness Class
Thursdays – 1pm Golf Reformer Pilates
Thursdays – 6pm HIIT Golf Fitness
To start, just book an initial Golf Fitness screening appointment on 3878 9011.
Amy is passionate about early intervention and working closely with families to optimise their child’s communication. She is a mother of two children who understands the importance of family and fun in creating positive outcomes. Amy has an extensive 17 years of experience in communication and literacy development and will listen to your family goals. Amy always has a parent teaching component during treatment. This allows families to leave each session feeling equipped to advance their child’s communication throughout their daily routine.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s development contact Amy on 0409323343
Can your child be difficult to understand? Speech sound development happens over time, and while it can take until 7 years of age for children to have mastered all sounds, children at the age of 3 years should be understaff well by people outside of the family. Reasons for speech delay may include: hearing loss, muscle tone, family history, or difficulty using the lips, tongue and teeth to produce the correct sounds. Within ‘speech’ we also look at fluency or ‘stuttered’ speech and voice quality.
Are you concerned that, without all the visuals cues and gestures we naturally use, your child may not be able to follow instruction by listening to the words only.
Receptive language is continually growing. Breakdown in understanding can often be seen early when children are not able to retain several pieces of information or they cannot follow others instructions and routines. We live in a very language based world and if delays are not diagnosed prior to school age children can have a difficult time once in a classroom based curriculum.
Play skills are important as they parallel communication skills. Play skills involve using items together, shifting attention, taking turns, being co-operative, problem solving, being creative and predicting outcomes. All skills needed in the art of conversation.
Even as babies, children are vocal and expressive. Generally, first real words will start around a child’s first birthday. Vocabulary steadily increases and children can start combining words by their 2nd birthday. Between 2-4 yeas language increases dramatically. By 4 years of age children should be using fairly lengthy sentences and be able to re-tell stories and events.
Expressive language skills are essential skills needed to build meaningful relationships. If concerned, it’s best not to use a ‘wait and see’ approach.
As our sentences increase, so too does our use of grammatical markers. Using correct grammar e.g. -ing on actions, plurals, pronouns, past tense etc. is paramount in sentence structure building and helps to convey more meaning to a sentence or story.
Pre-literacy development starts with early book sharing. The quantity (amount) and quality (the way you do it) of a child’s early reading experience impacts later literacy development. Many parents could increase their understanding of the many skills that are needed in literacy development. Phonological awareness (sound awareness) skills, the ability to decode and the ability to comprehend what you have read are skills needed for later success.
Many people have experienced some form of “dizziness” in their life. Dizziness is a broad term often used to describe symptoms such as vertigo, disequilibrium, giddiness, faintness, syncope, light-headedness or imbalance. While these terms get used interchangeably, they represent states of dizziness with distinct and very different symptoms.
Our ability to remain balanced is determined by information received from our peripheral balance systems such as our eyes (visual system), ears (vestibular system) and sensory nerves in our muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments (proprioception). Our central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) receives this information and then must process it to maintain our balance and keep our eye line level.
Problems occur when something goes wrong with any one of these systems. It can be normal for someone to have problems occurring in more than one system. Physiotherapists commonly assessment and manage peripheral balance disorders. These include BPPV, dizziness caused from the neck and changes to our balance input systems; injury such as ankle sprains or knee injury or poor balance due to aging.
If these sound like symptoms you’re experiencing, book an assessment with Amy or Helen by calling the clinic on 3878 9011
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV, is a very common cause of dizziness seen and treated by physiotherapists. It is one of the leading causes of vertigo in adults (Bhattacharyya et al 2008) and is very common as we age, thought to occur in up to 50% of vertigo reported by the elderly (Oghalai et al, 2009) and can be the cause of 20% of vertigo seen by General Practitioners in all age groups (Uneri and Turkdogan, 2003).
The symptoms of BPPV are usually quite distinct and are triggered by changes in head position relative to gravity. Typically someone with BPPV will set off their symptoms by a simple movement such as rolling in bed or looking up to hang out the washing or reach for something up high. It is often referred to as “top shelf vertigo”. Symptoms usually have a slight delay of 5-20 seconds between head movement on onset of vertigo. The episodic vertigo felt by those suffering from BPPV is usually no longer than 60 seconds in duration. It is normal to feel nauseous and a bit “woozy” or off balance in between discrete BPPV episodes.
The cause of BPPV occurs within the inner ear. The inner ear is made up of the cochlea, which is the hearing centre; and the vestibular system which detects rotational, vertical and sideways movements of the head. BPPV occurs when small crystals (otoconia) form and are dislodged (from head trauma, infection, or just age) within the semi-circular canals of the vestibular system. With movements of the head, and incidentally the inner ear, these crystals will move about, giving the incorrect sense that you or the room is spinning.
BPPV can be diagnosed quite simply. Your physiotherapist will take a thorough history of your symptoms and general health. The examination process is not exhaustive and will likely encompass:
If your history and physical examination are positive for BPPV, your physiotherapist will treat your BPPV by performing an Epley manoeuvre. The Epley manoeuver is designed to reposition the dislodged crystals to allow your body to naturally reabsorb them over time.
The whole procedure will not take longer than 10-15 minutes and your physiotherapist with educate you on the appropriate self-management following your treatment. Typically, BPPV. is treated successfully in 1-4 sessions, with up to 95% of symptoms resolved after the first session (Anagnostou et al, 2015).
Another common cause of dizziness seen by physiotherapists is neck pain or neck-related headaches. Neck pain caused by injury or dysfunction of cervical joints, muscles or nerves will alter the sensory information received by the brain. As this information is compiled by the central nervous system along with information from the eyes and inner ear; conflicting input from the neck will add confusion to the processing of this information and in turn can result in dizziness. In some people, neck pain does not cause dizziness because they are able to compensate well and their brain is able to ignore the incorrect information.
Cervicogenic dizziness is diagnosed with a careful history and physical examination in order to exclude other peripheral or central causes of dizziness. Key criteria for cervicogenic dizziness is the presence of neck pain with restricted range of movement and reproduction of symptoms with assessment of the neck (joints, muscles, proprioception).