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Dandenong Ranges Physio Offers Free GaitScan Assessment


Olinda, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2014 -- Jerome Higgins, physiotherapist and founder of  Dandenong Ranges Physio , announced that the practice is offering a free biomechanical and orthotic assessment utilizing GaitScan™ technology. The state-of-the-art system has the ability to quickly perform an analysis, pinpoint trouble areas and prescribe custom orthotics.

The practice provides a full range of services to facilitate recovery from injuries and surgery, relieve pain and restore range of motion. Manual therapy is at the heart of the healing methods employed at the practice. The clinic’s staff is highly skilled in multiple techniques encompassing spinal and joint manipulation, massage methods, and trigger point release therapy.

Hands-on techniques are always preferable, but the practice offers electrotherapy to stimulate the body’s own abilities to enhance healing when appropriate. Therapeutic ultrasound can be utilized for the same purposes, in addition to treating soft tissue injuries involving muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Feet undergo enormous punishment each day and problems and a foot problem can often manifest as pain in other areas of the body. Custom orthotic devices can be prescribed to treat posture and alignment issues, corns and calluses, flat feet and high arches, and muscle and tendon difficulties. They offer discreet support and comfort.

Clinical Pilates classes are available in a new, fully equipped studio to improve body strength, facilitate flexibility, and increase stability. Sessions are conducted in small groups and are appropriate for those suffering from back pain and disc injuries, overused joints and sciatica. Clinical Pilates is especially beneficial for women suffering from pelvic floor weakness.

Remedial and myotherapy massage provides an effective method of treating conditions that may not respond well to other therapies. The technique helps clients recovering from injuries and surgery, accelerates healing and is well-known for its ability to alleviate stress and tension that can impede recoveries.

Dry needling is available to stimulate the body’s own healing response, ease pain and prevent muscle spasms. The technique is used to treat pain in multiple areas of the body and conditions ranging from stiff joints, headaches and TMJ dysfunction, to “jogger’s heel” and problems resulting from extended periods of standing, running and walking.

Bike set-ups are performed based on the anatomy of the client. Past and potential injuries are examined to prevent any further damage. A number of factors are considered, including the style of the bicycle and the venue where the bike will be used.

Located at 1542 Mt. Dandenong in Olinda, hours of operation are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. Fans can follow the practice on Facebook and visitors to the website can register to receive the clinic’s email newsletter and special offers.

The free GaitScan™ assessment offered by Dandenong Ranges Physio enables patients to detect potential problems and address existing conditions. The practice offers an extensive range of therapies to treat disease, injuries and chronic pain, allowing patients to enjoy a more dynamic lifestyle.

For more information about the GaitScan™ assessment,  Dandenong Ranges Physio can be reached by phone at (03) 9751 0400.

About Dr. Jerome Higgins
Dr. Jerome Higgins founded Dandenong Ranges Physiotherapy in 2004. He’s worked with recreational and elite athletes across Australia, including high-level football and volleyball teams. He specializes in foot and sports-related biomechanics, prescription and custom foot orthotics, and dry needling.

Dr. Jerome Higgins
Dandenong Ranges Physio
Phone: (03) 9751 0400