High Line Active is a solution based physiotherapy clinic that focuses on providing timely and effective resolutions for Sports and Musculoskeletal pain and injury. The clinic offers several services such as Clinical Pilates, Physiotherapy Consultations and Treatments, as well as a range of Physiotherapy Exercise Classes. Nicole Bryant is the founder and owner of High Line Active and has extensive knowledge and experience in physiotherapy treatment. Here, the highly-experienced physiotherapist shares advice and information about physiotherapy and how High Line Active can help heal your body more efficiently. So What is Physiotherapy exactly? And what can it do for you?!
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who use advanced techniques and evidence based care. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders and work closely with Medical Doctors and Allied Health Professionals.
At High Line Active we primarily treat Musculoskeletal, Sports or Workplace conditions. Physiotherapy practice however extends to Neurological, Cardiothoracic, Continence and Men’s and Women’s Health, Obstetrics, Oncology (cancer care), Seniors health and Paediatric disorders.
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How does it benefit training?
Regular Physiotherapy input benefits training by staying on top of little niggles before they become big problems. The professional Athletes I work with I see at least once a week. We work through any niggles from racing or training in the previous week, treating them with manual therapy techniques. Then I’ll adapt their current rehabilitation program to address the new concern. I work with Performance Coaches and Personal Trainers who provide all the Athletic conditioning being cardiovascular, strength and conditioning training. I do the injury management and the neuromuscular component which is basically clinical Pilates type stability training. This improves coordination, efficiency, flexibility and muscular endurance. Coaches report their athletes perform better in the gym and meet their fitness goals faster when they are also doing Pilates training with us.
What can you expect from a visit?
A consultation starts with a discussion about your particular concern then a physical assessment to determine a clear diagnosis. Then I will discuss treatment options which may involve massage, joint based therapies such as mobilisation or manipulation, acupuncture, taping and clinical Pilates or rehabilitation exercises. We will also discuss other strategies you can use to heal the problem faster when you’re at home, work or during sport or exercise. Assessment and treatment takes place in the same session.
Do you have to have an injury to benefit from it?
No. Having an injury specifically is of course something we can help with. We also help with dysfunction which may be postural, weakness, stiffness or tightness. Some symptoms may present as headaches, numbness, pins and needles or weakness and not always pain as such. Basically, anything to do with the Musculoskeletal system that you are concerned about, a Physio can help with. And you can see us first. There’s no doctor’s referral required.
Who should pay a visit?
Anyone with a musculoskeletal concern that they’ve been wanting to get checked out. That’s one of the most common presentations. People come in saying, ” I thought this would go away but it hasn’t,” or ” this doesn’t feel right, or I just wish this part of my body felt better, stronger, performed better.”
A note from Nicole Bryant, Director/Physiotherapist High Line Active
If you’ve had Physiotherapy before and didn’t rate it, I can assure you you’ll find a greater
benefit in our approach. We combine the best manual therapy techniques with the right
exercise rehabilitation training to ensure you see results. We use evidence and results
based treatment and Nicole has over 13 years of experience in practice, so our experience
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