Here At Focus Physio, We Pride Ourselves On Integrating The Body System As A Whole When Assessing And Treating.

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Functional Movement Systems

We adopt the Functional Movement Systems™ approach of “Move Well. Move Often”. We feel that this hierarchy of mobility > stability > strength demonstrates this perfectly.

Thus we want to ensure that you are moving properly and efficiently first before increasing demands, rather than putting unnecessary stress on a limited or restricted body.

Our Services

Diagnostic/Screening Services:

With these three screening tools, we can put you into an algorithm and compare individuals and teams against a database of others in the same sport, age and gender, and see how performance ranking fits.

Y Balance Test (YBT)


The Y Balance Test is an easy way to test a person’s motor control as well as demonstrate functional symmetry. The YBT allows us to section the body and look at how the core and each extremity function under bodyweight loads.

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)


The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 10 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem. We often find that seemingly unrelated impairments in a remote anatomical region may contribute to or be associated with, the patient’s primary complaint. This is why we look at the body as a whole, and not just a particular area!

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Functional Movement Screen (FMS)


The FMS is a screening tool that assesses individuals to understand if their muscles and body parts can work together to perform a functional movement and to identify limitations or asymmetries in their movement. It measures seven fundamental movement patterns (e.g., shoulder mobility, squat) that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain or known musculoskeletal injury. We use the FMS to assess your ability to move and perform that are foundational in everyday life, work or sport, and give you accurate advice on what areas or muscle groups need work so you can move well and move better.

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Treatment Services:

Spinal Mobilisation / Manipulation


Spinal mobilisation and manipulation is also known colloquially as the “cracking of the back”. It firstly involves a thorough assessment of the spine followed by gentle and specific techniques to aid in decreasing spinal stiffness and pain. This is a very safe procedure and will be explained before the commencement of treatment.

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Pre / Post-Surgery Rehabilitation


Preparation for surgery is just as important, if not even more important than post-surgery. It sets the tone and gives you a foundation from which to work from so that you don’t have to start from ground zero. Be it soft tissue preparation or advice regarding exercises immediately after surgery, we can outline strategies to assist you so that our post-surgery rehabilitation will be as seamless as possible.

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Lymphatic treatment

A sluggish lymphatic system is like a clogged fish tank.

The lymphatic system is rarely talked about unless there is an issue with it. Here we take an active approach to ensure that your lymphatic system aka your waste/drainage system is functioning optimally.

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Functional Exercise Training


Ever heard of the story where a wise man built his house upon the rock and foolish man built his house upon the sand? The best way for everyone to improve is to develop your foundations. We ensure that you have good mobility, stability and adequate movement patterns before we build you up by increasing the stimulus. We do not replace coaches and trainers. Rather, we work with them. We have great relationships with personal trainers and coaches and through our collaboration, we seek to ensure that you have an adequate mobility, stability and motor control platform to handle the demands of your chosen sport or activity.

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Functional and Sports Strapping


Strapping and taping can be used to support anatomical structures or to restrict range of motion. We are able to use a variety of strapping techniques to achieve the best outcome for you.

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Dry Needling / Acupuncture


Dry needling is an approach which involves the use of a fine filament needle (without a drug) to address pain, dysfunction or irritation in the body by targeting irritated or immobile structures in the body. To help facilitate the correct movement of a muscle and joint after injury by increasing range of motion, as well as to stimulate the nervous system to relax tense muscles and to dampen pain and irritability.

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