Melville Family Health Centre
Integrated Family Healthcare

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Products

Move Well has researched the market to bring a range of musculoskeletal products, which will help to alleviate your symptoms and optimize your recovery. From braces to hot packs, orthotics to joint supplements, Move Well physiotherapists are equipped with the knowledge to ensure that you choose the right product for your injury.

List of Products
Dietary Supplements:
  • Glucosamine Joint Supplement
  • Omega Oils for increased peripheral circulation and joint nutrition
  • Lifepak Multivitamin Supplement
  • CordyMax Stamina/Vitality Supplement
  • Overdrive’ Sports Supplement

Orthopaedic Braces for all joints including low back and postural braces.

Orthotics to improve/correct the biomechanics of the foot and lower limb, can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy to effectively manage your injury.

Orthopaedic Pillows provide you with the best possible support for your neck to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Hot Packs can be used to effectively reduce muscle spasm and pain with some injuries, ask your physio today.

Strapping Tape for sports injuries.

Anti-inflammatory gels/creams to reduce soft tissue pain and swelling.

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Vertigo (dizziness)

Dizziness is often caused by illnesses that affect the inner ear, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), migraine and inflammation of the inner ear balance apparatus (called vestibular neuritis). Dizziness may also be caused by low blood pressure, some heart problems (such as cardiac arrhythmias), anxiety disorders such as panic attacks or (uncommonly) by hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

Symptoms of dizziness and vertigo:

  • A sensation of movement (including spinning), either of yourself or the external environment
  • Unsteadiness, including finding it difficult to walk in a straight line
  • Light-headedness
  • Feeling ‘faint’
  • Further symptoms that may accompany dizziness include:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Ringing or other sounds in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Staggering gait and loss of coordination (ataxia)
  • Unusual eye movements, such as flitting of the eyes (nystagmus)
  • Finding it difficult to see clearly when moving, for example, reading a sign while walking or driving

Inside the inner ear is a series of canals filled with fluid. These canals are oriented at different angles, and as the head moves, the movement of the fluid inside these canals tells the brain how far, how fast and in what direction the head is moving. This information is then used by the brain to move the eyes an equal and opposite amount, so that the image that is ‘seen’ by the eyes does not blur and remains clear.

What causes dizziness and vertigo?

Disorders of the inner ear account for about half of all cases of persistent (ongoing) dizziness. Disorders include Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular neuritis.

Your doctor will run some tests if you are suffering from vertigo (medical history, physical examination, blood pressure check, MRI scan in extreme cases), but may send you to a physiotherapist if BPPV is suspected.

If you suffer from BPPV your Move Well Physiotherapist can treat and manage this condition. Treatment will involve Canalith positioning procedures, which are a special set of exercises designed to remove inner ear ‘crystals’ in BPPV. You will also be given advice on self management to prevent recurrence of the condition.

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Women’s Health

Move Well has a number of Physiotherapists experienced in the treatment of health issues specifically related to women. You may see your Move Well Physiotherapist for treatment of incontinence and other pelvic floor issues, pre and post natal exercise prescription, post menopausal health and prevention of osteoporosis, and treatment of acute conditions such as mastitis.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Real-time ultrasound imaging (RTUI) assists with the assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction and can be performed safely and non-invasively. (See RTUI information). Your breathing pattern will also need to be assessed as good diaphragmatic breathing is essential for ideal pelvic floor function. Using RTUI you will actually be able to see your pelvic floor muscles contracting, and learn how to perform the exercises correctly, for both contraction and relaxation of this muscle group.

Mastitis and/or blocked milk ducts

Therapeutic ultrasound can often unblock a clogged milk duct very quickly. If the ducts are not unblocked in a timely manner, true mastitis can result, with the client suffering a fever, rigors, and sharp pain in the breast. Mastitis can come on very quickly and is very uncomfortable, so it is best to seek medical and physiotherapy attention as soon as possible.

Pre and post natal exercise prescription

Your body goes through so many changes during pregnancy, so it is essential to exercise in a safe but effective manner to remain healthy and happy. As your body changes, weaknesses in your muscles or joints may become apparent that were not obvious before hand. Once your baby has arrived, it is time to ensure your pelvic floor is functioning well, and that your lower back is strong enough to allow you to carry your baby around. Your Move Well Physiotherapist can devise a pre and post natal exercise program that is right for you.

Osteoporosis

As women age they become very susceptible to developing osteoporosis, or loss of calcium in the bones. A regular weight bearing exercise regime can decrease your bone density loss. This might involve a walking program, or even lifting light weights at home. A balance program can also assist in the prevention of falls, a common cause of bone fractures in older women. Your Move Well Physiotherapist can advise you on exercise and lifestyle habits to keep you strong and healthy as you age.

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