Our physiotherapy and podiatry services
We are pleased to offer private physiotherapy services to the Central West of New South Wales. BPSIC was established in 1991 and has been providing expert care for the past 28 years. We look forward to continuing to grow in response to our patient’s needs.
Our personable and highly qualified therapists work closely with you to get you back to health or to keep you on track to achieve your goals (lifestyle, sport or work). Our physiotherapists have a hands-on approach to treatment using a wide selection of manual skills and extensive knowledge of exercise therapy to help you recover from either acute or chronic injuries. Their extensive training in injury mechanism, pathology and rehabilitation allows them to offer the most reliable and evidence based advice and treatment for musculoskeletal disorders.
acupuncture and dry needling
Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.
Western Acupuncture utilises meridian points but applies it to ‘western’ reasoning with particular consideration to relevant neurophysiology and anatomy.
Dry Needling involves needling to altered or dysfunctional tissues in order to improve or restore function. This may include needling of myofascial trigger points, periosteum and other soft tissues.
Research has confirmed that most conditions respond best to a mix of ‘hands on’ treatment & exercise.
If your injury is from work, sport, recreation, accident or general wear & tear from every day activities, with knowledge of musculoskeletal pathology, physiotherapists have a one-of-a-kind position as health professionals which enables them to prescribe exercises which will specifically aid your condition.
We also provide pre and post-operative exercise classes to our patients, as well as exercise programmes which will aid individuals in fitness, strength or weight loss.
Modern physiotherapy practice is mostly focused on therapy which is ‘hands on’.
Our physiotherapists have an integrated approach to manual therapy, they have training in a variety of manual therapy techniques and can select the appropriate hands on treatment for you.
The treatment range extends from soft tissue techniques, repetitive but gently mobilising procedures to high velocity manipulation (with the joint ‘pop’).
Clinical research has shown, depending on the circumstances, manual therapy is relevant to both recent and more chronic presentations.
Your foot “biomechanics” (i.e. the way your foot moves when you put weight on it) is especially important for runners and people who play running sports such as football, soccer, netball, basketball and hockey. It is also very important for people who spend a good part of their day standing or walking on hard surfaces such as shop/retail assistants, warehouse workers and other manual workers.
We are fortunate to be able to offer Bathurst the services of Newcastle Podiatrist, James Pascoe of James Pascoe Podiatry. His expertise is in lower limb biomechanics which means he has the skills to assess and prescribe custom-made orthotics as well as give advice on appropriate foot wear.
James sees clients here two days every month. Because of his experience he sometimes has a waiting list but appointments can be made by ringing our reception.
real time ultrasound
The use of diagnostic or real time ultrasound (RTUS) in physiotherapy has become more common place in recent years. RTUS allows the physiotherapist to assess the function of various muscle groups and is invaluable in teaching the patient how to retrain strength and control of dysfunctional muscles.
RTUS is safe, simple and very effective in providing immediate visual feedback of muscle function.
It is particularly useful in retraining correct coordination of the deep stabilising muscles of the trunk and hip.
The staff of BPSIC are trained in the use of RTUS and can incorporate RTUS training into a functional exercise programme to help you recover from back, pelvic and hip pain.
BPSIC is proud to offer pilates classes. We run mat or equipment classes 3 days a week, taught by Shannon and Isabelle.
Pilates is a system of exercise involving the use of specially designed equipment, to target specific muscle systems, build coordination, control and strength and improve range of movement.
Our pilates classes are under instruction of specifically trained physiotherapists Shannon and Isabelle who have undertaken additional postgraduate training.
Pilates is appropriate for everyone! Athletes to those recovering from surgery, injury and illness are all welcome to join our classes.