Learn more about our physio services in Bundaberg, including men's and women’s health, sports injury rehab and more

Physiotherapy has a number of uses. While the most commonly known physio treatment is for neck and back pain, our staff can assist with sports injuries and performance, musculoskeletal conditions, men’s and women’s health disorders, such as a weak pelvic floor, and much more. We also have a visiting podiatrist from Absolute Podiatry who visits our clinic several days a week.
Call us to organise an appointment or book online.

Back Care

While approximately 25% of Australians suffer from back pain on a day-to-day basis, very few require surgery. Our physiotherapists can treat pain and discomfort as well as show you to how to help prevent further issues and how to manage them if they do occur. A doctor referral is not required, however if you’re experiencing a fever with your back pain, we recommend making an appointment with your GP.

Sports Injuries

Our physiotherapists can help prevent, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and sporting injuries in people of all ages and abilities. Through a personalised treatment plan, focusing on ongoing management and at-home care, we can help reduce recovery time and aid in lessening the likelihood of repeated injury.well as show you to how to help prevent further issues and how to manage them if they do occur. A doctor referral is not required, however if you’re experiencing a fever with your back pain, we recommend making an appointment with your GP.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • ACL tears & strains
  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Surgery rehabilitation
  • Achilles, patella & other tendon injuries
  • Knee, ankle, finger, shoulder & other joint sprains
  • Hamstring, quadricep, calf, bicep & other muscle strains

Treatment for Sports Injuries

Your treatment plan will depend on your injury, its severity and your lifestyle. We may use rehabilitation or mobility exercises, taping, hands-on techniques, such as massage, or a combination of each.

Musculoskeletal Injuries & Disorders​

Musculoskeletal injuries refer to disorders of the muscle, bone, tendon, nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue, primarily from the result of overuse. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) or occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) is frequently experienced by office workers using a computer, and other professionals where repetitive motions are performed.

Types of musculoskeletal injuries & disorders include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle & tendon strain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Types of musculoskeletal injuries & disorders include:

Our staff will help you find relief from pain or discomfort associated with a musculoskeletal disorder, as well as advise of posture and lifestyle alterations, flexibility exercises and how to strengthen muscles to help manage the condition long term.

Pre-pointe Assessments

Progressing to en pointe is an exciting time for any ballet dancer. However, while a dancer may be mentally ready, they may not be physically ready. Booking a pre-pointe assessment will help correct any issues that could inhibit a dancer’s performance, including foot control, pelvic stability and turnout range.
Once the dancer has completed a consultation, our physiotherapists will prescribe an at-home plan to help correct any limitations. A re-assessment may be required after a few weeks to ensure efficient progression.
For the more experienced ballerina, you may notice change to your form. Our physiotherapists work with ballerinas of all ages and experience levels, helping them achieve the results they want for their artform.

Men's & Women’s Health Care

When it comes to reproductive organs, men and women have very different needs. Our physiotherapists are trained to diagnose, treat and manage a range of gender-specific and sensitive disorders, including pelvic floor problems, pregnancy care and prostatitis. We have both male and female physiotherapists on staff to ensure you’re completely comfortable during your appointment.

Women’s Physiotherapy

Pregnancy Care

During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes incredible changes. The pressure on your organs, increased weight and changes to allow your body to grow a baby all happen within a short time frame, which can result in aches, pains and delicate conditions.
We can help with:
  • Back & pelvic pain relief
  • Pelvic floor strengthening
  • Incontinence & bowel function tips
  • Hosiery advice for varicose vein treatment

Post-natal & Ante-natal Care

Even post-labour, your body is undergoing massive changes, with many of the symptoms you experienced during pregnancy continuing. Some women even develop new conditions 8+ weeks post-partum. A post-natal check with our physiotherapists will help to monitor your body’s progress as well assist with restoring the strength of your pelvic floor and core.
We can help with:
  • Abdominal separation advice & exercises
  • Incontinence & constipation advice
  • Back & pelvic pain treatment
  • Returning to exercise & sports

Post-natal & Ante-natal Care

The pelvic floor is the layer of muscles, which supports the pelvic organs and spans the bottom of the pelvis. For women, the pelvic floor supports the bladder, bowels and uterus, helping to give control over urine, faeces and wind.

Symptoms of pelvic floor problems include:

  • Painful urination
  • Constipation
  • Urine leakage
  • Trouble emptying the bladder
  • Pain or pressure in the vagina
  • Painful or strained bowel movements
  • The feeling of needing to urgently urinate
We can help with:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor
  • Prolapsed pelvic organ management
  • Pre- & post-operative exercise information

Men’s Physiotherapy

Prostatitis

Roughly half the cases of prostatitis are linked to a problem with the pelvic floor muscle. Prostatitis is a term for when the prostate gland—a walnut-sized gland located directly below the bladder—is swollen or inflamed. This can occur when the pelvic floor muscles become too tight, putting pressure on the bladder, prostate and rectum.
Our physiotherapists can help relieve the pain and discomfort of this disorder by using intrapelvic physiotherapy to relax and strengthen the pelvic floor.

Before & After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Some of the most common side effects of prostate cancer treatment are fatigue, incontinence and pelvic floor weakness. Our physiotherapists can guide you through exercises to help with all 3 of these side effects.
Studies have shown effective management of fatigue from cancer treatment through a combination of aerobic training and strengthening exercises. We can also help you strengthen your pelvic floor and provide advice for managing incontinence.

WorkCover Claims

Injuries can happen almost anywhere, including at work. WorkCover is a Queensland Government-owned insurer, providing coverage to people who have been injured in the workplace.

Once you have been approved for WorkCover and hold the necessary documentation, you’ll be eligible for 5 initial appointments at our Bundaberg clinic. If we believe you need further treatment, we may recommend an extension of coverage with your WorkCover claims officer.

Personal Training Gym Memberships

Everyone knows exercise is great for your health, but gyms can be intimidating places. At Barolin Physiotherapy Services, we have our very own gym space, accessed only by our personal training membership clients.

Our gym provides you with privacy, while having the guidance of a personal trainer there to guide you every step of the way. Our memberships are ideal for those new to aerobic or strengthening exercises, or those requiring modifications due to injury. Talk to our friendly front office staff for more information.

Pre-employment Functional Assessments (Mining)

When hiring a new staff member, you want them to be capable of performing their job to the full extent. Our pre-employment functional assessments will ensure your staff have a good range of motion and strength grip, no lifting or carrying limitations, adequate cardiovascular fitness levels and can comfortably carry out basic functions, such as kneeling or squatting for periods at a time.

Headache & Migraine Relief

Anyone who suffers from frequent headaches or migraines knows how debilitating they can be. Our physiotherapists use the Watson Headache Approach® to assess the upper cervical spine and provide treatment. This approach can also help with vertigo and idiopathic eye pain.
During your appointment, we will examine the movement of the top 3 spinal segments of the neck. From this information, we can then manage the cause of your headaches and migraines using manual therapies.

Remedial Massage Therapy

During a remedial massage, we will assess specific issues or disorders within your body, providing treatment to help relieve pain and discomfort. It can also improve blood circulation.
Remedial massage therapy can help with:
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Stiff or sore neck or back
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

Podiatry

Mark Egan is our visiting podiatrist from Absolute Podiatry Services. He works with children, adults and the elderly, as well as women during pregnancy and post-birth. His areas of work include post-surgery recovery and rehabilitation, diabetes podiatry, chronic injury issues, maternal foot conditions and paediatric disorders.
Mark is available for podiatry appointments, Wednesday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:30pm.