IceFire Physiotherapy, sometimes mistakenly called 'Fire 'n Ice' or even 'Fire Ice', will cool down your injuries so that you can heat up your life again!
Due to our experience and training our service is of high quality and provides physiotherapy strategies that will help you improve, including devising exercise programs that will strengthen you and prevent recurrence of injury. We provide proven hands-on techniques such as dry needling, massage, mobilisation and electrotherapy modalities. This hands-on approach is enhanced by long appointment times, whereby 30 minutes are allocated to you alone. You may be at the clinic for longer, if electrotherapy modalities are applicable to your injury.
Objective measures of sensory nerves using the Neurometer enables us to diagnostically differentiate between disorders due to diabetes and other neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Medico-legal reports, functional capacity evaluations, and acupuncture are also available.
All the aims of your treatment will be discussed with you so as to give you back your lifestyle. We can help you recover from:
- Back and Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Trapped and Tender Nerves
- Occupational Injuries
- Arthritis Pain
- Childhood Complaints
- Surgery of the Muscular-Skeletal System
- Foot and Ankle Sprains, Strains and Fractures
- Hand, Arm and Shoulder Injuries
- A range of other injuries and conditions
We value your time and do everything in our power to be running on schedule. You will leave our clinic knowing all your treatment options and the likely time it will take to return to your pre-injury state. Appointments are available before and after hours several days a week, with consultations extending well into the night. Our main clinic in Brendale is ideally situated for residents of Brisbane's northside, being right next to Albany Creek, Warner, Eatons Hill and Strathpine. Our Caboolture and Everton Park clinics are serviced by our Hand Injury Therapist. Click on our 'Find Us' tab for a detailed map.
Legally binding medical 'sick leave' certificates can be issued if needed providing that the injury is one that is relevant to physiotherapy. Doctors referrals are not needed unless you wish a third party guarantor such as WorkCover and DVA to pay for your treatment.
We have a special interest in shoulder injuries, and a recent IceFire Physiotherapy blogpost, titled Does the Size of Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears Relate to the Amount of Pain Experienced? was spontaneously tweeted by Dr Chris Littlewood because of its excellent educational value. This blog looks at one of the most frequently encountered shoulder injuries, namely rotator cuff tears. It explores the relationship between tears of these shoulder tendons and pain & dysfunction. Of course, shoulder injuries can be caused by other structures being damaged, apart from the rotator cuff. These include fractures of the clavicle (collar bone), and fractures of the arm pain (humerus).
One of the most startling aspects of the research shown on this blog post is that there is not a straightforward relationship between the size of a tear in the tendons due to a shoulder injury, and the amount of pain or lack of movement due to this injury. The implication is that whereas in the past it was often thought that surgery is required for such tears, it is now realised that it is appropriate to have physio for shoulder injuries.
To help my clients explain the lack of relationship between the size of tears in the shoulder tendons and pain, I often discuss how a small paper cut on our fingertip can cause a lot of pain, whereas a gash on our calf will often cause much less pain. It is my experience that the vast majority of people presenting with MRI or ultrasound images demonstrating tears in their shoulder rotator cuff tendons recover very well with physio for their shoulder injuries. This physiotherapy typically involves hands-on work, dry needling, and exercises. So think physio for shoulder injuries first, before thinking surgery.
Our specialist hand therapists team, led by Dr Anita Clerke Ph.D, also offers diagnosis and treatment from Brendale, Everton Park, Kippa-Ring and Caboolture. A key distinctive of our practise is the friendly, people centred approach to treatment. We work hard to make you feel welcome and to communicate well with you. For more information visit the Northside Hand & Upper Limb Clinic site here.