By the time a client presents for their first physiotherapy appointment, they have often been living with some level of pain for a period of time. This pain will likely be affecting sleep, work, day to day tasks, exercise, sport and can often take a toll on your overall happiness and quality of life.
Our physios take a hands on approach to your treatment, meaning they will work to give you as much pain relief as possible, ease muscle tension, get your joints moving and address swelling and inflammation.
With a central focus on movement, physiotherapy is the best way to get back doing what you love: walking, running, working, playing sport and living pain free
At PhyxMe Physio Cairns we offer a wide range of treatment, modalities and specialised services, including
When you are injured playing sport you need a physiotherapist who is experienced dealing with sporting injuries. A sports physio understands the significant demands placed on an athlete’s body, the stress this places on specific structures, and the injuries that occur with sport-related contact.
From time to time we all experience pain and discomfort in our everyday lives.
Injuries, pain and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, etc.) can be phyxed by our musculoskeletal physiotherapists.
We use evidence-based practice to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in our Edge Hill and Smithfield clinics.
Also known as Western Acupuncture, dry needling is a treatment modality regularly used by physiotherapists in our Cairns clinics to
stimulate the release of pain relieving chemicals
release trigger points and muscle knots to restore length and movement to muscles which have become functionally shortened or in spasm
reduce inflammation and improve blood flow
Dry needling involves inserting fine acupuncture needles through the skin into the muscle in an attempt to restore function to the muscle and fascial tissue.
During and after pregnancy the female body undergoes many changes that affect the musculoskeletal system. These changes may cause various complaints, predispose you to injury, or trigger pre-existing conditions. PhyxMe's post natal and pregnancy physios are based in our Cairns clinic and have a special interest in women’s health.
Post natal and pregnancy physio treatment
We can effectively treat problems including
Diastis recti (abdominal separation)
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Lower back pain and hip/glut pathology
Caesarean scar management
Once correctly assessed and diagnosed these conditions are often greatly relieved with various strategies including pain relieving modalities, deep massage and other manual therapies, core-stability muscle strengthening, postural stretches, specific muscle balancing and co-ordination techniques (including retraining, positioning and patterning) and sometimes external supports and splints.
During pregnancy physio advice and guidance about staying fit and healthy can be highly beneficial, as well as when you transition back to exercise post natal.
Following the birth of your baby and medical clearance from your Doctor, Pilates classes at PhyxMe Fitness Studio are a great way for post natal women to
build strength in muscles affected by pregnancy
improve balance and learn breathing control
reduce back pain
increase post natal recovery
Pelvic Floor Health
Watching your child grow and develop is one of life's great joys, but it can also be an anxious and stressful time for parents if and when problems arise.
We provide Cairns families with specialised paediatric physio to address the specific needs of your growing child and optimise their movement and development.
Vertigo and Headaches
Vertigo is the feeling or sensation of motion/movement in one’s self or surrounding environment [when there is in fact no motion/movement]. Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness and often feels like a spinning or swaying movement.
Senior Cairns physiotherapists Megan Thomas, Chris Thomas and Simon Morris are experienced at diagnosing and treating complex musculoskeletal problems, drawing from a wide range of assessment domains and management options.
We can review and assess your physical work environment to reduce the risk of injury and maximise productivity. These assessments can also support an injured worker returning to work to minimise discomfort during recovery and to prevent any aggravation of the injury.
Our physiotherapists visit your workplace to conduct the assessment and provide any recommended changes to your setup and work practices. They will assess your posture, physical and muscular work demands, equipment and workplace design and review environmental factors (lighting, noise and temperature).
Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
Using the same non-invasive imaging technology used during pregnancy and diagnostic testing, real time ultrasound (RTUS) therapy shows you how your muscles are contracting as you move and perform exercises.
Chris and Megan Thomas have built a dedicated team of Cairns physios who are passionate about exercise, sport and health and have a comprehensive understanding of phyxing people.
Our focus is to make you stronger, more mobile and able to perform at your best: whether is on the sporting field or day to day life.