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Rehab & Repair Physio
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OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES
We cater for a range of general sports and musculoskeletal injuries. Continue to read on for more information about our typical Physiotherapy services and our additional services in Upper Limb Therapy, Dry Needling, Occupational Health, Women's Health, and Core Strengthening Classes.
Physiotherapy for everyone
Low Back Pain
Keeping you moving for a healthier you!
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work with you and your doctor to help you recover from illness or injury. Physiotherapists can assess, diagnose and treat injuries, pain, stiffness, weakness and other movement issues.
At Rehab and Repair Physio our physiotherapist Melissa will provide the very best of care using evidence based research and advanced manual techniques.
Physiotherapists work closely with GPs, Surgeon's and other health clinicians to plan and manage your treatment holistically. Rehab and Repair Physio has a very good working relationship with the local medical clinics, which is an example of why GP's refer people to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.
Upper Limb Therapy
Custom Made Splints
Thermoplastic Hand Splints
Your Hands are in Safe Hands at Rehab and Repair Physio.
Melissa has previously worked in the Hand Therapy area both in Public Hospital and Private Practice for over 6 years. She spent 2 years in the Burns, Hands and Lymphodema unit at Royal Adelaide Hospitals which involved hand therapy, splint fabrication and scar management for plastic surgery, orthopedics and burns. Subsequent to this she spent 3.5 years in a private Adelaide Hand Therapy clinic treating both acute and chronic upper limb conditions.
Melissa has extensive experience and skill in thermoplastic splint fabrication for the fingers, thumb, wrist and upper limb in addition to scar management and hand specific exercise prescription.
Sudden onset finger, thumb and hand injuries(sprains, dislocations and fracutres) are particularly common in sports such as netball, baseketball and football in addition to traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries sustained in workplaces.
Slowly developing conditions such as carpal tunnel, tennis elbow and hand arthritis are also very common hand/upper limb conditions which can often be helped with education, splinting, bracing and exercises.
You don't have to put up with hand pain or stiffness. Why don't you call us and see if Melissa can use her expertise to help you.
Managing Pain, muscle tension and dysfunctional muscle patterns
Melissa first trained in Dry Needling in 2007 and now has 14 years experience with this technique. Dry Needling is an additional Physiotherapist skill which is most frequently used in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Dry Needling involves the gentle insertion of very fine, sterile, solid filament needles into soft tissue structures (muscles, ligaments, joints, neural lines). The needle is gently manipulated and then left in place for a short period of time (5-10mins). Melissa will discuss with you if she feels this may be an appropriate treatment for you and a more detailed explanation as to why. This is not a compulsory component to treatment and may not be appropriate for your condition or concurrent medical conditions.
Pelvic Floor Strengthening
Post Natal Strengthening
Back and Pelvis Care During Pregnancy
Tailored Strengthening Advice
Spinal care during pregnancy
You are the world to someone, so take care of yourself.
Rehab and Repair Physio are passionate about providing the best care in women's health. Melissa has additional training in Women's Health such as assessment and management of pelvic floor weakness, bladder incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and maternal health during and after pregnancy. With two young children, she understands the rigours of pregnancy and the physically challenging post natal period involving lactation, potential pelvic floor weakness, and the musculoskeletal demands of a woman's body.
If booking a Women's Health Consultation with our caring reception staff, while details do not need to be discussed please alert them that the appointment relates to Women's Health and additional time will be put aside to ensure an extended consult time can be provided.
Work Related Low Back Pain
Manual Handling Advice
Home Office Set up
Ensuring safe workplaces and successful return from injury
Occupational Health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of people in the workplace. We work with people from any occupational background by preventing injuries, controlling risks and with the workers input use ergonomic training to adapt the workplace to fit the worker.
Research supports that patients experience better health outcomes with an early return to work following workplace injury. However, for this to happen, the work environment needs to be safe and we can help ensure that happens. Melissa has experience in work site assessments, has post graduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety and has worked for Return to Work SA as an early intervention consultant. She endeavours to make sure you always feel comfortable, well-informed and safe. We can look after all your physio needs from injury rehabilitation, work site assessments, ergonomic advice, office assessments and return to work planning.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON REHAB AND REPAIR PHYSIOTHERAPY as at 1st August 2021
In the current COVID-19 climate, we would like to reassure our clients that all practical means are being implemented to keep visitor/patient/staff as safe as possible. We have installed an automatic sanitising station at the entrance to the clinic in addition to sanitiser pumps at key locations through the clinic. We have increased cleaning frequency of high contact surfaces and have adequate spacing in reception to abide by social distancing requirements. We utilise Purifas Face Shields on the treatment bed, wash linen and clean the treatment bed with disinfectant spray between each client
Rehab and Repair Physio are equipped for Teleconference services if an appointment is required that may be appropriately managed with advice and exercises without the need to attend the clinic in person. If you feel a Telehealth consultation may be adequate for your condition, please reach out and we can provide this service to you while we await reopening directions.
Exercise classes are held in person when state government regulations allow for indoor exercise classes. In our spacious pilates venue, we have access to both an entrance and exit door to minimise contact with the next class participants. Class participants are required to bring their own frequently used equipment such as mats, therabands, theraloops whilst less frequently used equipment (or larger/bulkier props) can be borrowed from the stock but are cleaned with disinfectant after use.
If you have any queries about measures taken to keep you safe and healthy, please just ask our friendly reception staff for more details.
Get to Know Us a Bit Better
Rehab and Repair Physio was founded by Physiotherapist Melissa Harris. She has been a Clare Valley resident for 11 years and lived in Auburn for 10 of those. She started Rehab and Repair Physio in 2014 with the aim to bring quality physiotherapy and health services to the southern end of Clare Valley.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2003 and has over 18 years physiotherapy experience in hospital settings and private physio clinics. Her areas of particular interest include providing hands on treatment and exercise presctiption for hand and upper limb conditions, general musculoskeletal conditions, occupational injuries and women's health.
Upper Limb Therapy is a particular passion of Melissa's, having previously worked in this area both in Royal Adelaide Hospital and in a Private Hand Therapy Practice in Adelaide. Her Upper Limb experience has included areas such as acute injuries (fractures, dislocations, lacerations, nerve/tendon repairs) burns and scar management. She has also been involved with conservative management and surgical management of finger/thumb/wrist arthritis, nerve compression syndromes (thoracic outlet, cubital tunnel, carpal tunnel syndrome) and repetitive strain injuries such as De Quervain's, tennis elbow, golfers elbow and shoulder impingement to name a few. She has skills in thermoplastic splint fabrication for the fingers, thumb and upper limb in addition to scar management and hand specific exercise prescription.
Additionally she completed post graduate qualifications through Adelaide University in Occupational Health and Safety Management in 2012 which culminated in winning the Award for Top Graduating Student of 2012 from the Safety Institute of Australia. She utilises the broader training this study provided her with when assessing, and rehabilitating industrial injuries and when conducting occupational physio services.
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Monday : Clinic Closed - Study commitments (Pilates 5:30pm-7:30pm)
Tuesday: Clinic Closed - Study commitments
Wednesday: 10:30am - 4:30pm (Pilates 9:30-10:30 & 5:30pm-7:30pm)
Thursday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5pm (Pilates 9am-10am)