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High Quality Care - Physio Penrith

Defining High Quality Care

Most people want high quality products and services - this should be no different in healthcare or physiotherapy

At Sydney Muscle & Joint Clinic we define high quality care as:

  • Effective: our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists pride themselves on the delivery of guideline-based and evidence-based care, that is, providing care that has been proven to be most effective and beneficial 

  • Efficient: high quality care should also be efficient, which means our physiotherapists don't waste time and your money on useless interventions like stretching, dry needling, foam rolling and the overuse of theraband.

  • Equitable: equity in healthcare means providing every patient with the same level of quality despite differences in age, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

  • Patient-centred: our physios provide expert advice and education about your injury or complaint and we involve you in the decision making process of where our treatment path takes us, is a cornerstone of high quality care. 

  • Timely: high quality care allows patients to access treatment without potentially harmful or costly delays, our patients get treatment immediately at the first appointment.

What are some key features of our approach that makes it high quality?

At Sydney Muscle & Joint Clinic our high quality approach includes these key features:

  • Evidence-based practice: is an approach to care that encourages practitioners to use the best available evidence and critically apply it to the individual patient’s circumstances and preferences in clinical practice. We aim to provide the most effective care that is available, with the aim of improving patient outcomes.

  • The judicious use of mechanotransduction: mechanotransduction refers to the biological phenomenon wherein mechanical stresses applied to cells are translated into chemical signals that elicit adaptive responses. Meaning the use of load (exercise and movement) creates mechanical stress and therefore stimulates the growth of cells, such as in bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and intervertebral discs.

  • We focus on resilience: tissue capacity and strength are your two friends in injury prevention and recovery. You need to improve the capacity of your tissue to participate in your activities of daily living.

  • We build capacity: with load, movement and cutting edge exercises. You can not build capacity with needles, stretching or foam roaming.

  • We do not support stretching: and nor does the research. Stretching as long be regarded as the go to intervention for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Unfortunately the evidence strongly shows that it does not provide any benefit to musculoskeletal injuries. Read more.

  • We do not support foam rolling: or spiky balls or rubbing your foot on frozen water bottles! Compression of tissue does nothing to the structure and integrity of that tissue and in no way provides therapeutic benefit. You may improve you tolerance to the compressive pain and that is about it. 

  • We provide up-to-date education: a prime example is the hype behind "the prefect posture". Typically we've been transfixed by this myth because our mums told us to "sit up straight", unfortunately the evidence doesn't support this as reducing the likelihood for occupational musculoskeletal disorders such as back and neck pain. The perfect posture doesn't exist and here's why.

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