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PHYSIOTHERAPY MISSION STATEMENT​

At Sports and Orthopaedic Physio in Palm Beach we specialise in providing quality physiotherapy for all your sports related injuries and post surgical rehabilitation. Our experienced physiotherapists will take the time to make an accurate diagnosis, explain the diagnosis, provide a hands on treatment and exercise prescription to help you on the right track to overcome your pain or injury.

TEAM BASED APPROACH

At Sports and Orthopaedic Physio in Palm Beach our goal is to resolve all of your pain or injuries with physiotherapy, however should you need to be referred to a specialist, we have the benefit of working alongside Orthopaedic Specialist Dr Michael Tong. This can accelerate the time frames for getting a specialist opinion and then we can use a team based approach to give you the best care possible.

PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES OFFERED IN PALM BEACH

EDUCATIONWhat is wrong, how to fix it, how long it will take, how to prevent recurrence 


MANUAL THERAPY : Massage, joint mobilisation, manipulation 

DRY NEEDLING: Trigger point and facial dry needling available


EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION : Strengthening, muscle control, muscle co-ordination,  movement patterns, prevention of further injury, core stability retraining 

SPORTS SPECIFIC SCREENING: Running gait analysis, bike fitting, surfing screening


TAPING: Sports taping and Kinesio taping 

GYM BASED REHABILITATION: We will provide gym based exercise and rehabilitation programmes to help you return to your activity of choice safely 

Constant Passive Movement (CPM)

We are the only physiotherapy practice in Palm Beach to have a CPM Machine to assist in stretching stiff knees to gain more range and improve function.

 

Relax on the bed as the machine uses constinual passive range of motion to slowly flex and extend your knee for half an hour. This has been shown to greatly improve range of motion post surgery.

Common Conditions Treated

 

Our Physiotherapist has a wide background resulting in experience in a number of clinical areas for everyone in Palm Beach and greater Gold Coast.

 

Musculoskeletal:

Shoulders

Physiotherapy for Impingement, Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff tears, Dislocation, Bankart lesion, Acromioclavicular joint sprain

 

Knees

Physiotherapy for Arthritis, Patellofemoral joint mal tracking, ACL rupture, MCL/LCL tear, Meniscal tear, Patellar tendonitis, Bursitis

 

Hips

Physiotherapy for Arthritis, Labral tear, Gluteal tendinopathy, Trochanteric bursitis, Sacroiliac Joint pain

 

Ankles

Physiotherapy for Ligament tears, Fractures, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon rupture

 

Spine

Physiotherapy to treat Acute Lower back pain, Chronic Lower back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis, Disc protrusion, Osteoarthritis

 

Nerves

Physiotherapy to treat Referred pain, neuro-dynamics, nerve entrapment

 

Muscle tears/strains

Physiotherapy to help for Calf, Hamstring, Groin

 

Jaw

Physiotherapy to treat Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

 

Muscle

Physiotherapy to improve Co-ordination, Imbalance

Post-surgical:

 

Upper limb:

Arthroscope, Rotator cuff repair, Biceps tendon repair, Acromioclavicular joint repair, Acromioplasty, Bankart repair, Labral repair, Fractures

 

Lower limb:

Total hip replacement, Total knee replacement, Arthroscope, Meniscal repair, Menisectomy, Labral repair, Achilles repair, ACL repair, Fractures, Amputations

 

 

 

Renee Meffan

Renee studied on the Gold Coast, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physiotherapy in 2009. She relocated to Melbourne after graduating to gain wider experience in sports physiotherapy, particularly dance physiotherapy. She became the head physiotherapist and medical liaison on tour with a theatre company in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

As a dance physiotherapist Renee mainly treats musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries with a special interest in the hip and pelvis. She understands the requirement to meet accelerated recovery timeframes expected for full time professional athletes and aims to develop strategies to enable a manageable workload while recovering.

She conducts tertiary entry dance assessments, pre-pointe assessments and is a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor. 

Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Physiotherapy (Bond Uni)

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith Uni)

  • Certificate  Spinal Manual Therapy (Curtin Uni)

  • Level 1 Occupational Physiotherapy

  • GEMt Trigger Point Dry Needling Advanced

  • Clinical Pilates Instructor Equipment and Mat

  • Diane Lee: The Sporting Thorax and the Sporting Pelvis

  • Level 1 Visceral Manipulation

Location

Suite 3, 1176 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Central location on the Gold Coast, 15 min drive to Tweed Heads/Banora Point/Miami

Even closer to Tugun, Currumbin, Elanora and Burleigh Heads

Bus 770 stops on Gold Coast Hwy just outside

Parking is available at the back of the building in Joe Davidson public car park. It provides 2hr free parking for approximately 100 cars, only 50m from entrance, with further parking on 8th Ave, Palm Beach

From car park enter arcade heading east towards Gold Coast Hwy (see image below)

Sports and Orthopaedic Physio rooms are co-located with Dr Tong's Palm Beach rooms (see image below).

Paul Wiedersehn

Paul has a Master’s degree in physiotherapy along with a bachelor degree in exercise science from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Since graduating Paul has worked in private practice physiotherapy and had a diverse range of experience ranging from working with sporting teams in AFL, Rugby League, basketball, working at international triathlon events and surfing competitions. Paul is also a qualified bike fitter and experienced in running gait analysis. Paul has been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Olympic and Australian representative triathletes, cyclists, runners and surfers.

Paul enjoys working with athletes of every level to help achieve their goals, big or small. Paul performs athlete screening and enjoys educating patients on training loads and principles to help with injury prevention. He is also qualified in dry needling and clinical Pilates for physiotherapist.

Paul’s sporting background is in running, triathlon and surf lifesaving. Before completing his physiotherapy studies, Paul spent two seasons racing triathlons at the elite level both in Australia and in Europe. After a break from racing while establishing his physiotherapy career, Paul has returned to racing at an age group level, recently competing in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2016 and winning a gold medal in the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in the 2km beach run.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Physiotherapy

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

  • Sports trainer level 1

  • Pilates level 1

  • Running gait analysis for physiotherapists

  • APA Qualified bike fitter

  • Dry needling level 1

  • Dry needling level 2

  • Level 1&2 Integrated pelvis and lumbar spine

 

Enter this arcade through car park off 7th Ave Palm Beach

Rooms entrance off Gold Coast Highway