specialised physio services

a range of Specialised physiotherapy Services to Enhance Your Care

comprehensive care for your individual health and rehabilitation needs

At Move For Life we believe what sets us apart is our ability to expertly care for all conditions with genuine care and expertise. As such we offer additional specialised services to assist you with your concerns and rehabilitation

At Move For Life we believe what sets us apart is our ability to expertly care for all conditions with genuine care and expertise. As such we offer additional specialised services to assist you with your concerns and rehabilitation.

camwalker fitting

To allow early weightbearing and loading for many lower limb injuries

To allow early weightbearing and loading for many lower limb injuries, Camwalker or “moon boots” may worn to get you up and moving with less discomfort. We stock a full range of Camwalker boots and can accurately prescribe boots from children to adults.


Splinting is a highly effective way of immobilising tissues or joints (hand, wrist, foot or ankle) when some movement or flexibility is required for optimum healing.

Splints can be made of plaster or fiberglass. Splints, also known as half-casts, can be adjusted to accommodate swelling associated with various soft tissue and joint injuries. Splints can also be ready-made or custom-made. Depending on the extent and severity of your fracture/injury, your therapist will fabricate your splint to provide you with the best fit and comfort.

Splinting combined with gentle physiotherapy exercises is very important in the treatment of most fractures and many soft tissue and joint injuries.


Shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been used for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions since the early 1990’s.

Originating from a urology procedure called Lithotripsy (used to treat kidney stones), it is a safe and non-invasive therapy and is well supported in the current literature.

Increasing evidence supports the use of shockwave therapy in the treatment of tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis in particular. There is good research to show benefits from using ESWT on notoriously difficult to heal problems such as:

Shockwave may be used in conjunction with your Physiotherapy or Podiatry care and involves radial shockwaves being delivered to the treatment site via a handpiece held by the therapist.

Treatment may be slightly uncomfortable at the time, but lasting less than 5-10 minutes, it is also shown to have immediate pain-relieving capacity. Patients will typically require a series of sessions, between 4 and 7, although improvement can be evident after even the first session. 

real time ultrasound

Using the same technology as you would be familiar with in pregnancy, Realtime Ultrasound can be used to instantly assess muscle activity.

It involves delivery of sound waves through the body, which are reflected off the soft tissues and back into the sound head.

This is a non-invasive painless procedure that assist with our diagnosis and patient understanding of the way your body works. Often used in pelvic floor and abdominal muscle assessment, this assists our therapists in correct education of muscle use, including “core activation” and low back stabilising muscle activation.

Patients can receive important and relevant feedback as to the way their body is working and how to improve their muscle usage and ensure you are using your body effectively and safely.

GLA:D/OA classes

GLA:D, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

Research from the GLA:D program in Denmark found symptom progression was reduced by up to 32% and often resulted in delayed or cancelled surgical intervention. Other outcomes included a reduction in everyday pain, reduced use of medication and a reduction in lost productivity days. GLA:D participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.

After seeing the repeated positive effects of completing these classes, we have further developed the principles to provide a class that is able to assist with all arthritis presentations.

To join our GLA:D/arthritis classes, you will need to complete a comprehensive 1:1 assessment and education session with one of our physiotherapists before joining one of our 45 minute group classes.

Classes are capped at 5 people per session to allow our physiotherapists to carefully guide you through all your exercises and adjust and progress any exercises specific to your requirements.

Please click here to see our updated timetable list.

pre-employment screening

Pre- Employment Screening is used to ensure the suitability and safety of a work prior to commencing a new job.

Our expertly trained physiotherapists complete a thorough assessment of the musculoskeletal system as well as carefully assessing relevant movement patterns to ensure appropriateness of the individual to the job. Any relevant education and advice is provided directly to the potential candidate and a detail report is available to the employer.

pointe assessments

Going en pointe is one of the most exciting parts of a young dancer’s experience and one they certainly don’t forget.

While this milestone is often an exciting time for your budding dancer, it is essential to remember the physical requirements on a growing system and the importance of caring for your body.

Our Pointe assessments allow our trained physiotherapists to conduct a through and detailed assessment of the safety and well-being of your child’s body providing you with tailored advice and education ensuring their pointe journey is safe and injury free.

At Move for Life we have highly experienced physiotherapists with a background in dance and assessment who are able to collaborate with your child and their dance school to ensure they are safely progressing to Pointe lessons at he right time.

Pointe Assessments are 60 minutes long to ensure a comprehensive assessment can be undertaken including appropriate range of motion, foot and ankle control, leg and core strength, core stability and flexibility. The appointment allows for full assessment and education as well as a tailored program for any areas of development. We are able to provide a full report to you and your dance school to assist with integration into your regular training.

When an issue is identified that requires follow up, your physiotherapist may discuss the need for an additional sessions together to reassess your home program or further address any areas of concern.

Our aim is to create a safe, positive environment for this huge milestone in your dance career. Each dancer is unique and can progress quite differently. It is important to remember that there are many components that ensure a safe progression en pointe, whether your child dances for a few years or moves onto a professional career or remains a social or competitive dancer.

Knowledge of biomechanics, and correct technique can make a significant difference into the health of hips and feet throughout their dance career.

At Move for Life we are committed to making our dancers into the best they can be.

dry needling

Based on the traditional method of acupuncture, Dry Needling is based strictly on Western Medicine and involves the insertion of sterile single use thin filament needle through the skin and into a muscle.

While the exact mechanism of how Dry Needling assists with pain relief and improved function is still being explored, research conducted by the National Institute of Health have shown that by stimulating the body’s nervous system, an immune response is triggered promoting increased red blood cells carrying oxygen and nutrients to the site.

By eliciting a twitch response, we are able to illicit a relaxation mechanism in the muscle, resulting in pain relief and improved function in the affected muscles. While there may be some initial discomfort with the procedure, this is short lived and easily eased with application of heat and rest will ease any residual discomfort.

Dry Needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal presentations as an adjunct to your other physiotherapy treatment. If recommended your specially trained physiotherapist will thoroughly explain the procedure and obtain your full consent prior to commencement.

If you have any concerns or hesitation, we have multiple options for treatment available without using Dry Needling also.
Common conditions we would utilise Dry Needling for include muscle spasm related to Jaw pain, Headaches and Migraines, tendon pain such as Achillies tendinopathy or Tennis Elbow or Leg, Buttock or Sciatic Pain.