Body Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Principles of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is all about ensuring injuries and symptoms don’t return. Its simply not just about exercise or strength, rather more about mobility, stability and proper function. Each of these pillars of rehabilitation are required in exercise and daily activities, maximizing efficiently and reducing the risk of injuring yourself whilst training.

The rehabilitation assessments and therapies we provide at Live Active – Annandale incorporate the latest understanding in neuroplasticity (the ability for the body to change and adapt given specific training) and sensory-motor integration. When we combine movement, balance and stability into a progressive stage-by-stage plan, we increase the your awareness and hence control, reducing the likelihood of recurrent injuries.

All this simply means is – look forward to having a properly functioning body, that is pain free and ready to live active!

Who needs Rehabilitation and Why?

At Live Active – Annandale, our Chiropractic and Podiatry patients see us for musculoskeletal rehabilitation because they

  • have recurrent injuries that don’t seem to every improve
  • need a return to work strategy following an injury
  • progress from an acute stage of injury to a more preventative phase
  • need a return to play back to sports strategy following an injury
  • require care following surgery to return to normal daily activities

Benefits of Rehabilitation

Over 15 years of helping people in Sydney’s inner west, we have been fortunate to see the short and long term benefits in helping people overcome feet, spine and body injuries and painful conditions. What you can expect as a result of our tailored and evidence-based rehabilitation protocols include

  • stronger and more stable joints and muscles
  • flexible and more range of movement
  • able to participate in exercise with more enjoyment
  • get through a days work without needing to rely on medication
  • enjoy a better lifestyle as your health improves

Common conditions improved by Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

  • Plantar fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis Heel pain, Spurs and Sever’ disease
  • Neuroma, nerve entrapment,
  • Tendonitis and Muscle strain, Collapsing arches.
  • Dislocation and subluxation, Arthritis
  • Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Claw toes
  • Flat Feet and High arches
  • Sprains – Inversion and Eversion sprains, High and Low ankle sprains
  • Tibilas Postereior Dysfunction
  • Talar impingement, Tarsal tunnel
  • Feet – Flat and High Arched
  • Fractures
  • Cruciate ligament injury and surgery
  • Meniscus cartilage injury and surgery
  • Patella tracking syndrome
  • Knee instability
  • Hip capsulitis
  • Hip Impingement
  • Labral tear
  • Hip instability
  • Pubic symphysis conditions
  • Sacroiliac conditions
  • Lumbar disc and sciatica
  • Lumbar instability
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Rib sprains
  • Scoliosis
  • Hunched posture
  • Shallow breathing
  • Rotator cuff injuries and post surgery
  • Shoulder labral tear
  • Shoulder impingement syndromes
  • Scapular instability and winging
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis
  • Disc injuries
  • Forward head posture


A detailed analysis of your presenting issues, their surrounding circumstances and history is established to facilitate your most effective and efficient treatment process.
Specific assessment of yoiur presenting condition and immediate management plan
Radiological investigations of your condition will be arranged as necessary
Assessment of you running and/or walking, using computerised treadmill technology and slow motion playback analysis.
Analysis of your skeletal, muscular, fascial, neurological, connective tissue and joint structure/function.
Analysis of you higher structures including hip, pelvis, back, shoulders, neck and head alignment and how they relate to anomalies of your legs and feet.
3D digital scanning technology capturing the unique structural characteristics of each foot.
Controlling and management of any immediate pain or dysfunction
Use of Cold Laser and ultrasound technology to accelerate healing and pain management
dry needling, local anaesthesia, prylotherapy and platelet rich plasma injections
Stablising of injured structures and facilitation of muscular and connective tissue function
The intricate skill of being able to correct joint dysfunctions of the legs and feet. It is the treatment modality utilized to facilitate “naked” foot movement and a brilliant alternative to orthotic therapy, conservative shoes and other restrictive treatments.
Treatment and resolution of hypersensitive tissue responsible for complex pain & dysfunction conditions
orthotics are personally designed and prescribed to control abnormal foot function and specific footwear prescribed to facilitate the best function of your feet and all they support.
Facilitating the prevention of injury reoccurrence. Empowering strength and control of your physical function.
Facilitation of your overall posture through correction of your feet and lower limb function
Acute and chronic condition management.

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