Services

Michelle is a mobile practitioner and provides her services at home, at school, or at a location that is suited to you. She welcomes plan and self-managed NDIS participants and families.

Assessment

Prior to intervention, Michelle conducts standardized assessments and set measurable goals with clients. She believes in working in a professional but still nurturing environment
where each client is fully engaged in their therapy and choices.

 

Hands-on Physiotherapy

As part of treatment, Michelle may administer musculoskeletal treatment techniques to assist with the attainment of functional goals and/or to help manage pain. She chooses the specific treatment techniques to align with the individual client’s goals, recognising the important role that the client's intentions and motivations play in attaining and maintaining results.

Hands-on interventions may include:

  • Myofascial trigger point therapy

  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation

  • Massage

  • Neuromuscular stretching

  • Assisted active exercise

Individualised Programs

Michelle provides individualised programs for all of her clients. These are designed to facilitate the neurological, musculoskeletal and sensorimotor systems, according to the client’s needs and goals, and optimise overall function.

Programs may support the development of new motor skills, the improvement or maintenance of existing skills and abilities, and/or to support participation in sporting, social and community events. They may also assist with:

  • Balance and co-ordination training

  • Postural control training

  • Core stability and back strengthening

  • Post-operative rehabilitation

Telehealth

 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Michelle's holistic approach has expanded to include Telehealth consultations. Telehealth consultations have proven to be very effective in the management of various physical conditions and have ensured that progress has not had to slow down for anyone during this pandemic, including those who have had to self-isolate, those who have been placed in quarantine, and those for whom in-person consultations have not been safe or possible.

 

Telehealth services include:

  • Observation of functional exercises and movement

  • Observation of posture

  • Observation of movement through play​

  • Live demonstrations of treatments (including stretches, exercises and massage) that may be performed at home to achieve tight fascia release and joint mobilisation

  • Live demonstrations of treatments and assisted exercises that may be performed at home to assist with the attainment of functional goals and/or to help manage pain.

  • Home exercise programs

For the physical assessment all that is needed is a clear space on the floor and a rug or yoga mat. For young children it may also be useful to have games and toys on hand, as well as snacks and water. If further equipment is required, Michelle will discuss this with you prior to the consultation and make sure that the equipment is both suitable and available.