Physiotherapy Practice at Runaway Bay Marina
At Be Well Physiotherapy we will provide each patient with the individualized treatment they deserve to achieve the best outcome.
Our principal physiotherapist, Katia, started her carer as physiotherapist in Paris, France. She was running 2 successful physiotherapy clinics where she helped artists, sport professionals, dancers and others to reach best results.
Each assessments and treatments are individualized: we call it “one-on-one consultations”.
- TMJ pain and dysfunction: pain, discomfort, loss of movement of neck and jaw region
- Pre-operative Physiotherapy: better results can be achieved when the patient has a few treatments of Physiotherapy prior to surgery. These treatments encourage increased mouth opening, relaxation of muscles and preparation of the neck. These treatments also offer the opportunity to educate about post-operative oedema, scarring, and beneficial movements.
- Post-operative Physiotherapy: when clinically indicated and depending on patient’s history, Physiotherapy can start few days after surgery.
- Aesthetic surgery
- Wisdom teeth
- Facial injuries with or without fracture (mandible, face) with or without surgery
- Face and Oral pathology (including cancer)
- Tongue movement dysfunction related to improper teeth positioning (mainly children)
- Facial paralysis which could be:
- Unilateral (one side affected): rehabilitation in early stages
- Bilateral (two sides affected): rehabilitation after surgery (for instance, after masseter transposition)
We provide targeted physiotherapy treatments to patients suffering with symptoms affecting the head and/or the neck.
The neck or cervical spine is important for the stability and posture of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the whole head, but also, for the information sent through nerves, such as the trigeminal nerve controlling muscles around the jaw.
Any chronic pain or mechanical dysfunction of the cervical spine could cause pain on the face, TMJ but also could affect the way muscles contract around the jaw.
Jaw and cervical dystonia related to musculoskeletal and mechanical dysfunction
Headaches / migraines: temporal, above & behind eyes, pressure sensation on the skull, sensitivity to light
Chronic neck pain, loss of movement, abnormal cervical posture
Vertigo related to eye movements
Facial painsuch as trigeminal pain
TMJ dysfunction: jaw pain, teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism), reduced mouth opening
Ear pain, tinnitus & hearing loss related to spine and TMJ
Chronic visual discomfort:ongoing visual fatigue despite proper regular eye assessment, glasses and vision therapy.
The treatment is holistic, comprehensive and evidence-based
Maxillofacial physiotherapy is safe and suitable for everyone as therapy is tailored to the needs and requirements of each individual.
Thorough assessments of the muscular system are to ensure successful treatments
Collaborative work with eye, head and neck specialists: treatment success relies also on close cooperation involving different healthcare providers. Our specialised clinic works closely with medical specialists of the head and neck. Our physiotherapist will refer to the eye doctors (ophthalmologist, optometrist), dental specialists (dentist, maxillofacial surgeon etc.) and neurologists for review throughout treatment progress. Should other investigations or opinions be required patient could also be referred to GP.
- Spinal misalignments, spinal imbalances : scoliosis, hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis, …
- Postural education (children, adolescents, adults)
- Upper and lower limbs deformities: rolled shoulders, flat foot …
- Spinal pain syndromes : neck pain, torticollis, …
- Articular /tendon dysfunctions: frozen shoulder, epicondylitis…
- Neurological disorders of a mechanical origin: numbness and paresthesia of upper or lower limbs, cephaleas, migraines, dizziness or vertigo, ocular muscle imbalances, pelvic floor dysfunction (urinary incontinence)
- Respiratory dysfunctions: chest inspiratory position, …
- Post-traumatic sequela: fracture, joint dislocation, post-surgical recovery…
- Pre and post-natal body training
- Maintenance gymnastics
- Recovery after training and sports activities
Our objective is to achieve the best treatment outcomes for all patients. Considering the expertise of our physiotherapists and the time allowance of our treatments, which are well above what is covered by the insurance treatment framework, our practice charges a gap fee for WorkCover services.
- A current worker’s compensation medical certificate from your doctor
- Your workcover contact details (case manager)
- A worker’s compensation claim number provided by Workcover Queensland
- Improved sport performance
- Prevention of sport injuries
- Better flexibility and range of movement
- Ability to move easily, faster and with less effort
- Tailored program: SGA method considers your body particularities and compensations, personal morphology and individual history of muscular retractions
- Better posture and body awareness when performing sport gestures
- Prevention of work related injuries
Katia, our senior physiotherapist, was trained in lymphoedema management in France (Paris), Belgium and in Australia (Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital)