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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEEING A DIETITIAN

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEEING A DIETITIAN

 

Prior to your first appointment

Before we even see you, our reception staff will send you a form to fill in. This is to help us get to know you better before the first consultation. The form includes questions about your medical history, food history and lifestyle habits, along with what you are hoping to achieve from working with us.

At your first appointment

At your initial consultation we spend time going over the initial questionnaire to ensure we have clarified any information, gain more insight and information into any medical symptoms, training program or lifestyle habits that may be impacting you, and then put together initial strategies to help you work towards achieving your goal. This may be some specific changes to your current food intake, or education around a certain aspect of nutrition that will be the most effective first step towards best health.

 

How long is an appointment?

Your first appointment is scheduled for 45 minutes. Follow ups are scheduled for 30 minutes. If you require a longer appointment, this can be discussed with our reception team at time of booking.

 

How many times, and how often will we see you?

This really depends on your personal needs, and the reason you have to come to see us. Regular reviews with your dietitian have been shown to improve compliance and achieve better health outcomes compared with going it alone. Follow up appointments are essential to provide you with all the relevant information and practical advice you need to achieve your health goals. In your follow up sessions, we build on the information you are already familiar with and adjust the content to target your priorities. We will always discuss your treatment pathway with you as well, to ensure you understand why and when we want to see you.

Example Client 1: Stress fracture in endurance runner
Initial consultation and information from pre-assessment
form has shown the client has low energy levels; poor
mood, is not sleeping well and overall is not fuelling with
enough food, or at appropriate times. Training also
currently includes 1x long run per week, for which no fuel
is consumed during, due to concern of gastrointestinal
issues. Body composition assessment shows low body
weight and fat mass.
Likely number of sessions needed 6-8.
Education, planning and strategies needed regarding
quantity of food and adequate fuelling, timing of meals,
fuelling for long training sessions, hydration strategies,
race day planning and management of anxiety around
overall quantity of food that is required to support
training load, along with work and family requirements.
Frequency of sessions: Initially 1-2 weeks is recommended
For optimal client outcomes to assist with motivation,
Accountability and assessment of impact of changes.
After the first 3-4 sessions, this will likely be extended to
4-6 weeks, pending when the client’s race is, and their
Individual requirements.

 

 

Example Client 2: Recent Diagnosis of IBS
Initial consultation and information from pre-
assessment form has shown the client has
regular disrupted bowel motions, varying from
constipation to diarrhoea. They are frequently
stressed, and their symptoms are impacting
their day to day life. Food history shows high
intake of foods likely to trigger IBS.
Likely number of sessions needed: 5-6
Education around dietary changes required for
management of IBS, how to most easily adjust
current diet, provision of resources to assist with
making changes for elimination of likely trigger
foods, determination of triggers, a re-inclusion
of foods in the daily food intake.
Frequency of sessions: initially 2 weeks is recom-
mended for optimal client outcomes to assist
with motivation, accountability and assessment
of impact of changes. After the first 2-3 sessions,
review will likely be extended to 4-6 weeks wor-
king around challenge protocol of foods, and re-
Introduction of foods back into the diet, of
course pending their individual requirements.

*Please note these clients are examples only, and your treatment may differ to that outlined here, based on your individual circumstances and needs.

 

A HEATED TOPIC ABOUT COLD THERAPY

I want you to think back to the last injury you had. Did you have an initial impulse to put an ice pack on it? Or did you prepare a heat pack in the microwave? Well, different types of injuries require different types of management.

 

We all know that both cold and hot therapy can help treat many injuries. They are both quick, drug-free, inexpensive and easy self-treatment options. But do you know when it’s appropriate to use a cold or hot pack to treat a problem? Here I will explain when you should use hot or cold treatments.

 

 

Firstly, how does it work?

 

  • In the initial stages following an injury the immune system responds with an inflammatory response which sees an increase of blood flow to the area. This causes a rush of white blood cells, antibodies, proteins and other fluids to the injury site. This increase in swelling and inflammation causes the pain. Too much swelling will slow down the healing, be uncomfortable and also limit joint range of motion.

 

  • Ice reduces tissue temperature by slowing down metabolic activity around the injured area and as a result, decreases tissue damage. This will also lessen the pain by numbing the nerve endings involved.

 

  • Heat increases the surfaces temperature of the skin, which stimulates your sensory receptors and as a result, blocks the pain signals being sent to the brain. Heat also makes your muscle tissue more elastic, which releases tension and increases blood flow. Therefore providing oxygen and more nutrients to the painful area to aid in the healing process and restore range of movement.

 

How do you know which one to choose?

 

Cold Therapy:

  • Think ‘acute’ sports injuries. These include sprained ankles, torn muscles/ligaments and bruises. When an acute injury occurs they become red, swollen and hot due to damaged muscle tissues.
  • Get it on fast! Ice is most effective immediately following an injury and loses its affect significantly after approximately 48hours. The sooner you get it on; there is a greater chance of reducing swelling and minimising inflammation.
  • What form of ice? Ice therapy includes raw ice, gel packs (used with a towel to reduce intensity), ice baths or the trusty bag of peas. The most effective method is the use of crushed ice in a bag applied to the injury site.
  • You can purchase gel packs that turn into ice in your freezer or, to make things quick and easy on the sideline of a game, use instant ice packs, which are designed to turn cold instantly with a simple squeeze.
  • A commercial device such as a Game Ready is commonly used in an outpatient setting. It provides intermittent compression whilst delivering cryotherapy (cold therapy) to the injury site. This is the best way to deliver cold and compression therapy to an injured site and is used commonly by the world’s best athletes. Redfern Physiotherapy is equipped with its very own Game Ready machine to help manage your acute injuries!
  • Did you know? Ice has been shown to be more effective than gels (a common item in a sports parents freezer) at reducing skin surface temperature. It has the ability to absorb more heat as it goes through a state of physical change – melting from ice to water.

 

Hot Therapy:

  • Think ‘chronic’ sports injuries. Is best used for consistent pain (pain lasting from weeks to months), stiffness, muscle spasms, whiplash, arthritis and to loosen and relax tired muscles. However, it should not be used directly after exercise.
  • No Exceptions! Refrain from using heat for at least 48-72 hours after a new injury has occurred. If swelling or redness to the skin occurs following an injury then do not apply heat.
  • Signs of a chronic injury include a dull ache when at rest or pain when performing an activity.
  • Ways to heat it up? Heat therapy includes wheat packs, hot water bottles, a sauna or hot bath. Deep Heat and Tiger Balm are often used to provide a neurological distraction due to their warming sensation on the skin only.
  • Did you know? The continuous application of low-level heat eased low back pain better than two common over the counter painkillers.

 

Friendly reminders:

  • How long? Whether hot or cold, be sure to keep exposure to 20 minutes per session. You should wait at least 1 hour between treatments (starting when you take off the ice until you reapply the ice).
  • Protect your skin from burns by wrapping packs in a towel or cloth before applying.
  • What a mess! A Ziploc bag is a great solution for keeping ice therapy mess-free! No bag or cloth to use? Perform an ice massage by constantly moving the ice around the area of discomfort.
  • The Price is right! A common acronym to remember what steps to take in the initial stages of an acute injury is
    • Protect = Protection from further damage
    • Rest = rest to avoid prolonged irritation
    • Ice = To control pain, bleeding and edema (swelling)
    • Compression = For support and to control edema
    • Elevation = Place the injury site above the heart to drain fluid away from the area.

 

As a general rule of thumb, you should use heat on stiff, aching and chronic injuries and ice on acute or new injuries that occur suddenly. Remember! Ice and heat provide symptom relief but are not going to treat the underlying issue. To find out how to recover from your acute or chronic injury, book an appointment with our team of physiotherapists to help you follow a customized rehabilitation management plan.

Food Packaging Label Reading Made Simple

Food Packaging Label Reading Made Simple

 

Label Reading

 

Food labels are meant to be helpful – a quick scan and you should be able to compare products and make a healthy choice. But all too often, they cause more confusion than clarity, and add to the hassle of supermarket shopping. Does this breakfast cereal have too much sugar? How important is sodium? Should I even worry about total fat? It can be difficult to know what to look for!

 

Below are some simple tips to help you take the stress out of label reading and choose products with the right balance of ingredients.

 

Start with the ingredient list

All ingredients must be listed on a product in order of the most to least by weight. Therefore, if a source of fat, salt or sugar is listed as one of the first few ingredients, this product may not be a healthy choice. My advice; choose products with a short ingredient list. If you pick up a product with numerous ingredients you’ve never heard of before, or lots of numbers, it is generally a good idea to put it back on the shelf. Familiarising yourself with the alternate names for sugar, salt and fat can also be helpful. Did you know that corn syrup, dextrose, glucose and rice malt are all just other names for sugar?

Check serving sizes

Always use the per 100g column on food labels to assess and compare products. Use the per serve column when looking at energy (kJ) content or sugar per serve. Remember there are often multiple servings in one package. Therefore, if a bag of potato chips contains three servings and you eat the whole bag, you’re going to need to multiple the kJs per serve by three.

 

Take energy into account

Everybody’s energy needs are different, so providing a kJ recommendation for food products is tricky. Some manufactures choose to include information about percentage (%) daily intake, which can be used as a guide, but remember this has been calculated on the needs of an ‘average adult’. Aim for 600 kJ or less per serve for a snack.

 

Watch out for added sugar

You’ll find sugar where you least expect it so always check this one. Stick to products that contain less than 10g per 100g and no more than 5g per serve. The exception to this rule is if the product contains fruit (as one of the first three ingredients), 20g per 100g is acceptable in this case.

 

Keep an eye on fat

While it’s a good idea to keep an eye on total fat, the others are more important!

Saturated fat and trans fat should be as low as possible, as these are the fats associated with disease risk. Look for products with less than 2g of saturated fat and no more than 1g trans fat per 100g. Monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats are an essential part of our diet and important for good health. Consume fish, avocado, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil in small amounts. Less than 10g per 100g is ideal.

 

Check the sodium content

Sodium is used to enhance flavour, and even ‘non-salty foods’, can contain high amounts. Less than 120mg per 100g is considered low and anything greater than 400mg per 100g high. Compare products like bread, crackers and canned produce and choose ‘no added salt’ where possible.

 

Fill up on fibre

Particularly important when looking at products like bread, breakfast cereals and crackers. Products made with wholegrains will generally be high in fibre and do a better job of filling you up. Aim for 7.5g of fibre per 100g.

 

Be mindful of nutrition claims

Nutrition claims are statements made by food businesses and can often be misleading. Example, ‘baked not fried’ does not mean the product is lower in fat or energy, it may still be baked in oil. This is where knowing a few simple label reading tips can be helpful.

 

Our dietitians Chloe and Fiona, are available for individualised advice on reading food labels and help meeting any nutritional needs you may have.

5 Office Exercises for Relieving Neck Pain

5 Office Exercises for Relieving Neck Pain

 

You wouldn’t go running, bench press or sit in a car for 8 hours continuously without a break or two to move around, would you? So why do we find it perfectly normal to sit, hunched over, with muscles in constant contraction, straining our eyes as we stare into a fluorescent screen all day? It’s absolute madness…

Never fear however as help is at hand for relieving those aches and pain as well as tight neck muscles that leave you feeling sore, tired, heavy and at quite possibly with a splitting headache. Fortunately, we have some easy to do, take anywhere, anytime exercises that will get you loose as a goose and ready to face the afternoon slog.

 

  1. Active Neck Rotation

This is a great one for general mobility of the neck when it feels tight. Starting incorrect posture (which is sitting tall, shoulders slightly back and down, chin tucked in and head facing forward) slowly rotate the head to the left keeping the line of sight parallel to the ground (not looking up or down). When you reach a position where the neck is slightly uncomfortable with the stretch pause for 1 second and then turn the head back through centre and to the right. Repeat this in a slow controlled motion for one minute, take a short 30-second break and repeat.

             

            2 sets of 1 min

 

  1. Levator Scapulae Stretch

 

If this muscle could be renamed it would surely be the gremlin muscle. When your neck and shoulders get tired you can trust good old Levator Scapulae to take over and try to hold things up but it comes at the cost of a tight neck, sore shoulders and even headaches. To stretch it out place one arm by your side (or even tucked behind your back) and rotate your head to look the opposite way, gently look down and with your free arm reach over the head and apply moderate pressure for 30 seconds then repeat on the opposite side. Stretch both sides a total of three times applying slightly more pressure each repetition.

 

      Levator Scap Stretch                           Chin Retractions

                                                          

3 sets of 30 sec each side                    10 sets of 10-20 sec hold

 

  1. Chin Retractions

Ever wondered why your neck gets tired and sore? Does it feel like you head weighs 100kilos by the end of the day? Chances are you’re spending your day with your head tilted forward and your chin poking out, which places huge amounts of strain on your neck. To counteract this, the chin retraction exercise is our favourite.

Start by standing up tall and looking straight ahead. Raise one arm and shape your thumb, pointer and middle finger into a tripod. Place the thumb and middle finger on each collar bone and the pointer finger on your chin. This should cause you to retract your chin and engage to muscles as the upper back of your neck (where it connects to the skull). Hold this posture for 10-20 seconds and rest 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times

 

  1. Neck Stretches:

Now it’s time to stretch out all those tight muscles, particularly the Upper Traps that spend all day working overtime and also your neck extensors which are under strain from crooning your neck forward to peer at the screen or look at the keyboard. Flex your head to one side, reach over with same side hand and apply a moderate amount of pressure to increase the flex to the desired side. Hold for 20 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. Stretch both sides twice before moving on to the back of the neck. Looking down, place both hands on the back of your head and lightly apply pressure in a forward motion and hold for 20 seconds (repeat this twice more). Your neck should feel nice and loose now so let’s move on to posture.

 

2 sets of 30 sec each

  1. Isometric Neck Strength:

Finally, it’s time to make our neck resilient and robust. The idea is to apply only a moderate amount of force and match it in the opposite direction with your hand so that the head remains in the same place. Looking straight ahead, place either your right or left hand onto the side of your head and push into the hand meeting the resistance. Hold this for 5 seconds and relax (Repeat 10 times). Now swap to the opposite side and repeat. Finally, placing your hands behind your head similar to the neck stretch, push back into your hands and hold for 5 seconds (repeat 10 times).

 

1 set of 10 reps (5sec hold) for each

 

Neck pain is common but most cases are not caused by serious problems. These exercises, if done correctly and regularly, should help keep you pain-free and moving well.

If your pain persists or is getting worse, it is advised you contact your physiotherapist for a detailed assessment and management plan

Physio vs Remedial Massage

What is the difference between Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage???

Often when seeking injury attention, it is difficult to know where to go or who to see. Today we help you answer this question.

Below are a couple of key differences which should help you better understand when to visit your local Redfern Physiotherapy therapist, and who to book your consultation with.

 

Physiotherapist Massage Therapist
 

  • Diagnosis – Ability to identify specific illness or injury based on an examination of symptoms.

 

  • Assessment – Provide a detailed assessment of condition with greater emphasis initially on consultation and education.

 

  • Sudden severe pain – Acute injuries requiring more frequent treatment should seek advice from a physio.

 

  • Variety of techniques – Offer a range of techniques including: dry needling, exercise prescription & manual therapy.

 

  • Investigative Scans – Ability to refer for further diagnostic testing (e.g. x-rays) or to medical specialists.
 

  • Prognosis – Ability to provide an experienced professional opinion on the likelihood of an outcome.

 

  • Less talky, more touchy – More hands- on time to really get stuck into those tight muscles.

 

  • Ongoing maintenance – After initial treatments, there will likely be longer periods between massages, and sessions are focussed on maintaining your level of mobility

 

  • No more stress! – Promotes stress relief and relaxation for the busy modern day workers lifestyle

 

  • Race day! – Sports massage before and after an event has proven beneficial for performance and limiting the dreaded DOMS! (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

 

Physio v Remedial Massage

Both Physiotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists can prescribe their patients with rehabilitation programs which may include mobility, strength, and postural alignment exercises. These two disciplines work hand in hand and complement each other so for best results it is recommended to take a holistic approach and our therapists at RPSM work closely with each other to ensure you are given the best possible tailored treatments for a speedy recovery.

Hopefully this helps distinguish between the 2 disciplines and we look forward to seeing you all in the Redfern Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinic to assist with any of your health-related needs.

May is Crohns and colitis awareness month

May is Crohns and colitis awareness month

The month of May is Crohn’s and Colitis awareness month. So what better time to share part of my personal story, to help us explore the impact that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have on physical and emotional wellbeing.

10 days after my 20th birthday I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I’d never heard of this disease before and to be honest, I thought that Crohn’s was an “old person’s” disease. But I was wrong – Crohn’s Disease & ulcerative colitis are lifelong, and affect many lives, starting from young children, right through to adulthood. Australia has one of the highest incidence in the world with more than 80,000 Australians living with these conditions, and numbers expected to increase to more than 100,000 by 2022.
https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au

For those that don’t know
IBD is an autoimmune disorder – this occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks their own body tissues. In many ways IBD has more in common with other autoimmune disorders – such as rheumatoid arthritis (which affects the joints), psoriasis (which affects the skin) and lupus (which affects the connective tissue) – than irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Unlike IBD, IBS does not cause inflammation, ulcers or other damage to the bowel. The digestive system looks normal but doesn’t work as it should. Irritations include stress, infection and some foods can aggravate the condition.

A small percentage of people with IBD may also experience problems outside the gastrointestinal tract including joint pain, skin conditions, eye inflammation, liver disorders, and thinning of the bones (osteoporosis).
Crohn’s disease may not have a cure, and there is no replacement for regular consultations with your Doctor, dietician, or other medical professionals (physiotherapy). But with the right advice and management, you can ensure a happy & healthy life is possible!

RPSM’s massage therapist Haylee Rawson and her amazing progression through the years of dealing with her Chron’s

Being diagnosed with a lifelong disease has not stopped me or slowed me down. This has been largely in thanks to the support of my Dad. He has showed me that a good life is possible despite suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (a bad form of Rheumatoid Arthritis) by combining a few different therapies over the years. To this day we are both living our lives to the fullest!

Massage has saved me many times through the tough days of fatigue, muscle pain, body aches, depression and stress. Though it may seem to be a somewhat unconventional remedy, massage actually has many benefits. Massage therapy can help relieve stress. And by lowering stress levels, you can help reduce inflammation and other symptoms.

https://www.upwellbeing.com
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General strengthening of muscles surrounding peripheral joints provides additional joint stability, reducing stress placed on the joint itself.
Postural and stretching exercises are beneficial for improving symptoms of axial arthritis.
This is where a physiotherapist can complete a thorough assessment and provide individual exercises tailored to suit your symptoms and requirements.

https://www.painmanagement.org.au

Whilst making dietary changes will not cure Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, it can significantly help with symptom management and ensure overall good nutrition is achieved and maintained.

Each and every person with IBD, has an individual experience with nutrition. Foods that cause problems for one person, may not impact another at all.

For example, some people find that a bland, low-fibre diet is easier to tolerate than one that contains high-fibre or spicy foods when experiencing a flare-up. Others have found that adopting a low FODMAP diet helps manage their symptoms.

As well as managing symptoms, attaining adequate nutrition can also be challenging for individuals with IBD due to symptoms, disease complications and medications. Adjusting the diet with guidance to avoid nutritional deficiencies is often necessary.

One of the best ways to understand how diet affects your condition is to start recording a food and symptom diary and to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian for tailored management and a diet plan. Consultation with an experienced dietitian is strongly recommended and the therapists at RPSM are ready to help guide you through this journey.

I hope this has helped you find a few answers, especially if you have been newly diagnosed or never had someone in the family go through the emotions and hidden pain you deal with on a daily basis. As lucky as I have been over the last 17years managing Crohns disease, there are definitely some days that are better than others. So be smart in your management and seek the right advice. Try understand your body and listen to what it needs or doesn’t want. But also know with a positive attitude & good support, the good days will outweigh the bad.

Now get out there and enjoy every possible adventure!

 

by Hayley Rawson – Massage Therapist at Redfern Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine

Effective Treatment Of Osteoarthritis

Effective Treatment Of Osteoarthritis

A recently published report from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) reported that knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment in Australia is falling well short of what is considered ‘best practice’. The report found in particular that knee arthroscopy surgery can cause more harm than good, providing no long-term benefits. This finding is supported by research which demonstrates that knee arthroscopies are no more beneficial than placebo procedures for knee OA (McAlindon et al 2014). Conservative treatment (i.e physiotherapy) combined with a focus on promoting weight loss and becoming more active is best practice for managing hip and knee osteoarthritis. Joint replacements should only be considered as a last resort when other treatment options no longer provide adequate relief or progress.

 

OA Knee Pain

Suffering from OA?

People suffering from OA often believe that their joint has worn out, (like the sole of a shoe), and avoid physical activity as it will only lead to further deterioration of the joint. The research evidence is conclusive in demonstrating that loading of a joint through exercise stimulates and promotes tissue regeneration, and is essential for joint health. Exercise based management has been proven to provide the following benefits for individuals suffering from symptoms of OA;

  • Reduce overall pain levels,
  • aid joint lubrication and nourishment
  • ease your joint pain and stiffness
  • improve flexibility
  • build muscular strength
  • improve your balance
  • help you sleep better
  • improve posture
  • improve or maintain the density of your bones
  • improve overall health and fitness
  • lower stress levels
  • improve your mood
  • help you maintain a healthy body weight.

Despite the clear evidence in favour of exercise as the best treatment of OA, the majority of Australians with knee OA do not participate in any form of exercise (Hinman et al. 2015). Exercise also has additional benefits for those suffering from OA, beyond reducing pain and increasing function in an arthritic joint. Two in three people with OA have other comorbidities, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise has been demonstrated to be the optimal treatment for a number of such chronic diseases due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Although exercise may not be considered the “easy” option, it has the strongest evidence for treating OA and is associated with many other health benefits (Skou et al. 2018).

 

Our highly skilled physiotherapists at Redfern Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine are committed to helping all of our clients in pain. So, If you think you may have knee or hip OA, our Physiotherapists are able to provide you with an individualised exercise program targeted to your needs and preferences., as we understand that not all knee injuries are the same. We are able to supervise you doing your exercises to promote self-efficacy and confidence in managing your OA in the future.

Redfern

Physiotherapist Redfern

 

Are you looking for a physiotherapist in Redfern? Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine has been the leading community physio and health centre for 10 years.

 

Our clinic was founded by two therapists who’ve been leading the South Sydney Rabbitohs and have helped the club find major success. Whether it’s with the local NRL club or just helping locals in Redfern eat right and be the best version of themselves, we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our communities any way we can.

 

Located in the Heart of Redfern, Sydney

 

Our neighbourhood has experienced rapid growth in the last decade. What was once a quiet suburb is now a bustling commercial centre complete with restaurants, pubs, and shopping for all budgets.

 

Our physiotherapy and injury clinic is located right in the thick of it all, just 200 metres from Redfern Station.

 

Take the train, ride the bus, walk, or drive—parking is ample and cheap. We are only a few minutes from anywhere in the area and a short train ride from the CBD.

 

Book an appointment online or stop by and see us today. Our elite health professionals include:

 

 

We are also one of the few clinics in the Sydney Are specialising in Bike Fit, a one-of-a-kind program used by high-level athletes to get maximum stamina and distance during their bike rides. We’ll keep you aerodynamic will giving you maximum flexibility, perfecting your technique and propelling you to your fitness goals faster.

 

If you’re in Redfern or Alexandria, come to the physio that helped propel our South Sydney Rabbitohs to success with their physio and injury healing services. If you need help regaining your mobility, want a great massage, or are ready for a personalized Bike Fit plan to achieve maximum fitness results on your wheels, contact us today to book your appointment!

Darlington

Darlington Physiotherapist

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is located mere minutes from Darlington (200 metres from Redfern Station). Just cross the tracks and you’re practically at our door. Our physiotherapy, injury, and health centre has been helping people in Darlington and all of Sydney improve their well-being and live happier, healthier lives.

Our founders helped propel the local NRL team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, to the most success they’d had in decades! Their cutting-edge sports medicine techniques and dietary plans are designed specifically for the client, regardless of whether you’re a rugby pro or a rugby fan.

 

Our clinic is staffed by elite health experts who specialise in personalised exercise regimens, diet plans, and educating our patients on how to self-manage chronic conditions.

 

Contact us today to begin your journey to achieving your health goals and being the best version of yourself!

 

We’re so Close to Darlington That we Might as Well be in Darlington!

 

Darlington might be one of Sydney’s smallest neighbourhoods, but there’s still plenty to see and do. And it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from all the action around Redfern Station. Right in the centre of all that action is our health clinic! If you want to get to us, just head down Cleveland or Abercrombie Street and cross the tracks. It only takes about 5 minutes.

 

Book an appointment online or stop by and see us today. Our elite health professionals include:

 

 

We treat all musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including back and neck pain!

 

We also help patients optimize their cycling technique to achieve maximum power while remaining safe and aerodynamic. Our one-of-a-kind Bike Fit program helps you achieve powerful fitness results regardless of your condition. One consultation with our cycling experts will help you achieve your fitness goals and manage your long-term health as efficiently and quickly as possible. Come see why elite athletes have used these techniques to improve their strength and conditioning and how it can help you too!

 

If you’re in Darlington, come to the clinic that helped propel our South Sydney Rabbitohs to success with cutting-edge physiotherapy and sports medicine. Just take the 5-minute ride to Redfern Station and our clinic is right there. Book your appointment online today!

Kensington

Physiotherapy Kensington

Are you looking for an elite physiotherapist near Kensington? Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine has been the leading community physiotherapist, sports medicine, and injury clinic for 10 years.

 

Redfern Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine was founded by two therapists who’ve been leading the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Their cutting-edge techniques and programs have helped the club turn things around and have major success.

 

Whether it’s helping our local NRL club or helping the students at the University of New South Wales, we’re dedicated to improving the well-being of this community and helping its residents live happier, healthier lives.

 

Contact us today to begin your journey toward achieving your health goals and being the best version of yourself!

We’re Located Just a Short Ride from Anywhere in Kensington!

 

Kensington has long been known for its wide open spaces and spacious university greens (and one of Sydney’s best golf courses!.

 

This growing suburb, affectionately known as “Kenso” to the locals, has outdoor activities for any age! If you’re looking to get back to health and start enjoying everything life has to offer, our physiotherapy and injury clinic is located just a few minutes away by car, no matter if you’re close to ANZAC Parade or UNSW’s campus.

 

Book an appointment online or stop by and see us today. Our elite health professionals include:

 

  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Massage Therapists

 

We are also one of the few clinics in the Sydney Are specialising in Bike Fit. This unique exercise consultation was once practised only by elite athletes to help them achieve optimal stamina and distance during their biking. One consultation with us will maximize your fitness results by making you more aerodynamic and helping you attain more power. It will also help you prevent injury and bike further than you ever have before.

 

If you’re in Kensington, come to the clinic that helped steer our South Sydney Rabbitohs to success with cutting-edge physiotherapy and sports medicine. If you need help regaining your mobility or healing any range of conditions (or just need some expert diet advice), book an appointment online and take the short ride to Redfern and see us!