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Physio Penrith

Physio Penrith - Guideline-Based Physiotherapy

Sydney Muscle & Joint Physio Penrith is an evidence-based practice that has a keen interest in the management of all musculoskeletal and respiratory injuries, conditions and diseases. These include back pain, neck pain, knee osteoarthritis, hip pain and stiffness, hip bursitis, ACL rehabilitation, COPD and other respiratory illnesses. Our physio Penrith approach is one that utilises best practice guidelines to ensure you get the very best assessment, diagnosis and impairment based treatments.

What is guideline-based care and why is it important?

At Sydney Muscle & Joint Physio Penrith we have a strong focus on guideline-based care also called a clinical guideline, which is defined as a research supported set of standards that aim to guide decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. These clinical guidelines are recommendations on how healthcare and other professionals should care for people with specific conditions and these recommendations are based on the best available evidence. 

These guidelines or protocols may include recommendations about:

  • providing education and advice about your injury, diagnosis, tissue in lesion and prognosis

  • prevention of irritation and aggravation and future episodes

  • treatment in primary care (GP and allied health)

Guideline-based care is important as it aims to improve the quality of care for patients and sets out clinical decisions that is suitable for patients with specific conditions. These guidelines are based on rigorous best available evidence and expert consensus. These recommendations encourage the use of high quality care and care pathways that have been proven to work the best. At Sydney Muscle & Joint Physio Penrith our physiotherapists use many of these guidelines to ensure high quality care, the following are some examples:

  • RACGP Guideline for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

  • Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management.

  • Osteoarthritis: care and management.

  • Management of people with acute low back pain.

What are some guideline-based interventions used by our physio's?

At Sydney Muscle & Joint Physio Penrith our approach is research supported and where it exists this is further supported by guideline-based care. Our physio and exercise physiology assessment, diagnosis, allocation of specific impairments and the interventions used to reduce pain, improve stiffness, increase strength and endurance are all proven to work. Your physio Penrith may use joint manipulation and mobilisations, McKenzie Method, dynamic mobility, nerve neurodynamics, soft tissue work and the very best in exercise prescription and progressive overload.

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