We’ve got you covered
Whether you are injured or healthy, investments in your health are the best decisions you can make.
Our team are highly skilled professionals with specialised knowledge in a range of fields.
Over 25 years we have helped kids, adults, sports people, professionals, older people and families.
No matter what your problem – we’ve got you covered
Physiotherapy is about improving the way you function. Pain and injury prevent you functioning properly and can have devastating effects on your well-being. We assess, diagnose and treat your injury and assist you in reaching your goals.In doing so we improve your quality of life or performance.
The key to successful physiotherapy is understanding your problems and listening to your goals. It is thus critical that your diagnosis is correct on day one. Identifying the cause(s) of your problem and its effects through careful assessment is crucial in how we then set goals and plan your treatment.
The key features of Physiologic’s physiotherapy treatment plan(s) include:
- Manual Therapies: including soft tissue releases, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, joint manipulations, nerve sliders, stretches, etc. This is designed to improve the way you move and the way you feel.
- Exercise Therapy Programs: we feel this is the cornerstone of physiotherapy and we design exercise programs to get your body moving the way it should and then training it to keep it that way. This includes
- Muscles activation which is great to assist healing and pain relief from day one of the injury.
- Muscle control exercises to get muscles working how they should.
- Strengthening, Hypertrophy (muscle building) and power training to make sure your body can cope with the demands you want to place on it and prevent injury happening again
- Dry Needling: we use accupuncture needles to reduce or de-sensitise your pain and assist with positive changes to your muscle tissues.
- Pain-Inhibiting Therapies: heat and/or ice can assist your pain and allow your body to undergo the necessary adaptations to improve function
- Education: the most beneficial component of physiotherapy is getting the right education. This includes understanding what you should and shouldn’t do. Additionally, by understanding the way the body works and how your problem has developed we can educate you on appropriate prevention strategies.
Active for Life Classes
Do you or a loved one suffer from Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Osteoarthritis, recurrent falls or fractures?
Or do you just want to be a better version of you?
This class is for you!
Our Exercise Physiologist invites you to join in getting stronger, fitter and more resilient than ever to tackle these conditions.
Small classes run twice a week
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Running Assessment/Technique and Performance
Running is a wonderfully simple activity and something we all naturally start doing in only the second year of our lives. As we grow and our running ability improves many children and adults start running more seriously, either for fitness, sport, or competition. Running also forms the key ingredient of most of our most popular team sports such as football, AFL and rugby league.
Despite the fact that running is such a natural activity an incredible number of people become injured each year from running. Poor running technique plays a large part in many running injuries, placing high loads on the body and creating asymmetries and imbalances that overload the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. Poor running technique is also inefficient, making running more effortful and less enjoyable. The good news is that good running technique is a learnable skill and with proper coaching can be dramatically improved.
Running technique training can help you if:
- You have an injury
- You are in training for a running event
- You want to improve your running speed
- You want to improve how far you can run
- You want to sprint faster on the football field
- You want to run but every time you try it is hard work and not enjoyable
- You wear through running shoes quickly
Running technique training is suitable for all ages and running abilities.
Golf Injury and Performance Services
Need to hit the ball an extra 15m?
Lost your consistency on the golf course?
Physiologic has developed a specific golf health and fitness regime that will take your golf to heights you never thought imaginable. Josh Meyer is the leading Golf Physiotherapist in the state and consults to the QAS and Golf Australia High Performance Programs.
Whether you are a keen club golfer or touring pro the golf fitness and conditioning program at Physiologic is for you!
Remedial Massage Therapy
Massage offers a form of treatment that provides relief from pain whilst stimulating healing of soft tissue injuries for athletes, chronic pain sufferers, headaches, neck pain, back pain and anyone complaining of general stiffness and soreness within the body.
Our massage therapist offers tailor designed solutions specific to your needs and outcomes.
Our massage point of difference is that remedial massage therapist works side by side with expert physios to apply a complete body approach that addresses all possible underlying causes so that you can achieve the greatest physical outcomes from our massage.
Anxiety, tension, pain and stiffness all affect your ability to function not only physically but also emotionally and professionally. Our remedial massage therapist excels in not only addressing your specific problem but aims to improve your physical condition so that you move and feel better than you ever have before.
EVERYONE NEEDS A LIFT
Sport and performance psychology services.
Rachel Jones, Sport Psychologist
Lift Your Body
Injury rehabilitation and pain management services to manage the psychological factors that contribute to injury and to improve recovery outcomes.
Lift Your Head – Individual & Group
Health and wellbeing services for athletes and non-athletes resulting in increased life satisfaction, general wellbeing and sustained happiness.
Lift Your Game – Individual & Group
Targeted towards athletes of any performance level, this area of service provides targeted skills & strategies to improve performance or assist with maintaining consistent performance.
Lift Your Team
Performance enhancement and health and wellbeing strategies applied to group and team settings to maximise cohesion, team culture and team performance.
Lift High Performance Consultants are a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to helping you to reach your performance potential in sport, business, performing arts or everyday life. We work off the premise that if you can train your body to perform and recover more effectively and efficiently, your brain can also be trained in the same way.
Our team is led by endorsed Sport and Exercise Psychologists, who use the latest evidence to inform their practice and develop individualised training programs appropriate for you or your team.
Our services cater for people from all walks of life and levels of performance, lending truth to the statement, everyone needs a lift!
Exercise Physiology is about using exercise to improve the health, function and well-being of your body. Exercise physiologists work to:
- Improve your strength and conditioning for a specific sport or physical activity
- Assist in the final stages of returning to work following surgery or injury to ensure you don’t get hurt again and can function to your potential
- Assist with weight loss programs and health programs to manage obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac issues
- Improve general health and well-being
It is complimentary to physiotherapy and is often used at the end of our treatment plans to ensure an excellent outcome for you.
Metabolic testing allows you to see exactly how your body performs at rest and at different exercise intensities. Your body uses two main fuels (stored within the body) for energy – these are fats and carbohydrates (glucose). The body has a virtually limitless supply of fat but very limited glucose stores (in the liver and the muscles). During our day-to-day lives we burn each of these fuels in varying proportions. Endurance athletes need to be good at burning (metabolising) both fuels but need to be particularly good at burning fats, otherwise they are at risk of depleting their glucose stores and ‘hitting the wall’. People who are trying to lose weight need to be able to burn fat so that they can lose their excessive reserves of stored fat.
Metabolic testing uses state-of-the-art technology (indirect calorimetry) to work out the proportion of fats and carbohydrates our bodies are using at varying heart rates. This allows a more tailored approach to training to optimise your fat burning and also to work out how much supplemental carbohydrate should be consumed during training (where the carbohydrate stores can get highly depleted).
What will the test tell me?
Our metabolic testing will show your unique specific:
- Resting energy expenditure (your metabolic rate)
- VT1 (First Ventilatory Threshold) – otherwise known as your aerobic threshold
- VT2 (Second Ventilatory Threshold) – synonymous with the lactate threshold or anaerobic threshold
- Proportion of fats and carbohydrates being used at rest and at exercise intensities ranging from easy walking up to max heart rate
- Heart rate at which you burn the most fat (LipOxMax)
Once you have this information you can tailor your training specifically to your needs. The great thing about this is it doesn’t matter how fit you are, you can get the information from the test that you need to train optimally for your unique goals – whether you are training to lose weight, to run a personal best, or train for a specific event.
What does the test involve?
Testing takes place at Physiologic Robina. It involves two parts, a resting test and an exercise test.
The resting test takes about 20-30 minutes and simply involves sitting or laying down wearing a comfortable neoprene mask which is hooked up to the testing machine. That’s it.
The exercise test is a ramp test meaning that it gets gradually harder the longer it goes on. The test is carried out on a treadmill or bike and goes for 20-40 minutes, starting at an easy pace and gradually increasing intensity every 1-5 minutes. Intensity is increased by either making the treadmill faster or increasing the gradient (or both). On the bike, intensity is increased by increasing power. You are in control of when the test ends and can stop at any time. At the very end of the test we will ask you to push as hard as you can to find your VO₂Max.
The raw data from the two tests is then analysed and you will have a follow up meeting with David to discuss how you can implement changes to your training and diet to optimally achieve your goals. We work in collaboration with leading Sports Doctors, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Exercise Physiologists, and other Physiotherapists and will refer you on to one of these professionals if you have specific need for their expertise.
Core Stability Testing
Generally people think of the core as being the whole abdominal wall. However in rehabilitation we need to focus on the inner core muscles such as the transverse abdominis, as these are crucial for obtaining stability.
What is core stability?
Core stability is the ability of all your abdominal and back muscles working at their optimal level to control the position and motion of your trunk over your pelvis.
Why can the core be weak?
Pain often inhibits and weakens the core and over time your body compensates for this weakness by increasing the use of other muscles. This can also occur with sedentary lifestyle or poor mechanical habits.
Why have a Core Muscle Assessment?
Using Ultrasound technology we can look at the function of your transverse abdominis and teach you how to more efficiently activate this muscle. We also look at the way you move to assess your core stability.
This assessment will increase your core awareness, educate you on postural sense and provide you with exercises to improve your core stability.
Do you have dizziness or vertigo that stops you moving?
You’re not alone! Unfortunately, dizziness is a symptom that many Australians experience in their life time. If you’re less than 65 years old, 2 in 5 people have dizziness caused by a vestibular problem1 and as you get older, this rate increases.
Vestibular Physiotherapy is a type of rehabilitation that helps those who have dizziness caused by the inner ear, migraines or brain injury. Studies have shown that Vestibular Rehabilitation is effective in reducing the length of your symptoms and the need for medication following an inner ear dysfunction.2 Vestibular Physiotherapy is suitable for people with:
- Meniere’s Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Cervicogenic Dizziness (from the neck)
- Dizziness after stroke or head injury
- Dizziness when watching things move
The results of your screening will be thoroughly explained to you. Additionally you will receive a program to reduce the consequence of any adverse findings and reduce your risk of injury and improve your athletic performance.
Hip & Groin Clinic
David Battersby is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist and in his role as head physio and consultant physio to elite and national sports teams, he has developed an amazing understanding of the complex problems that can cause pain and injury in and around the hip and groin.
The Hip and Groin Clinic includes the most thorough assessment of your problem, a clear explanation of the probable causes of your pain, advice on any further tests that may be required and most importantly how to solve your problem. A diagnosis, and a thorough treatment plan based on a clear understanding of this diagnosis is the cornerstone to any good rehabilitation.
Alexandra has 15 years experience working in the Health and Fitness Industry and has a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Alexandra is also a professional Group Fitness Instructor and teaches Yoga, RPM (indoor cycling) and Bodypump (weights) classes at various gyms around the Gold Coast.