ABOUT
THE CLINIC

The aim of Functional Body Physiotherapy is to provide a service second to none that not only treats the symptoms a patients walks in with, but also goes deeper and finds the cause of the problem.

Functional Body Physiotherapy provides a holistic approach to treat and rehabilitate the patient not only through hands on treatment but also using other skills such as exercise physiology, pilates, yoga, orthotics and dry needling.

Functional Body Physiotherapy keeps up to date with new treatment methods by attending a variety of courses throughout the year.

The physiotherapy clinic has HICAPs available as well as Medicare bulk bill if you are eligible for it through the enhanced primary care program.

This physiotherapy clinic is situated in the heart of Chippendale, inside the MyHealth Medical Centre in the Central Park Shopping Centre. Hence, this physiotherapy clinic caters for the general Chippendale population, along with surrounding areas, including Ultimo, Haymarket, Broadway, Camperdown, Annandale, Glebe, Redfern and Zetland.

ABOUT ME
SARAH SHING

Senior Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree, majoring in health and exercise science from the University of New South Wales and then with a Masters of Physiotherapy from University of Sydney. She is a member of both the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

As Sarah has been a rhythmic gymnast for many years who has competed at the national level, as well as a ballet dancer, she has a passion for sports related and musculoskeletal injuries. She also enjoys working with a variety of people in the community and being able to educate them about their condition with the goal to return the patient back to what they love to do.

As well as being a physiotherapist, she is also an accredited exercise physiologist and a level 1 rhythmic gymnastics coach.

Sarah has attended serveral courses including - Read More
  • Dry needling technique
  • Sports related injuries, treatment and taping techniques
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Plaster casting
  • Muscle energy techniques for lumbo-pelvic region
  • Biomechanical analysis and orthotic prescription
  • Headache and migraine management with the Dean Watson Institute
  • Muscle energy techniques for rib, cervical and thoracic cage dysfunctions
  • K taping
  • Assessing dancers with foot and ankle problems
  • Gluteal tendinopathy
  • Exercise prescription for neck pain
  • Clinical yoga
  • Lyn Watson Shoulder assessment and treatment
  • The Sporting Elbow, Wrist and Hand
  • Assess, treat and train the hip and pelvic complex
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Resistance Band training

In the near future she will be attending several other courses relating to the mulligan’s concept.

SERVICES

Functional Body Physiotherapy provides many services including:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Enhanced primary care program (Medicare bulk bill if fit the criteria)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Workers compensation
  • Third party claims
  • Dry needling
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Orthotics assessment and custom making
  • Physiotherapy Exercise Sessions ***
  • Waterproof casts and management
  • Weight loss programs
  • Exercise physiology
  • Massage therapy
  • Strapping (rigid and k tape)
  • Camboot fitting and other sales of stock (e.g. heat packs, foam rollers, resistance bands)
  • Online exercise sessions, physiotherapy and shop (E-classes, E-consults, E-shop)^^^

 

***Physiotherapy Exercise Sessions (a mixture of clinically appropriate exercises, which may include exercises delivered on Pilates equipment or exercises drawn from Pilates along with other forms of strength and stretching work that target your particular needs and goals. Physiotherapists deliver these exercises within an evidenced-based and therapeutic framework, rather than simply for fitness):

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Time: 12:15 (weekdays) and 9am, 10am (Saturdays) for 45mins

Where: Wellness Studio, Level 4, +U Building, 822 George Street (corner of George and Little Regent Street – Opposite Mercure Hotel)

 

^^^Online classes and physiotherapy sessions (for more information, please use website enquiry function)

E-classes

Physiotherapy exercise classes

  • 40mins
  • 4 people max
  • For rehabilitation – each program is tailored to each person’s condition/injury/goal

Group classes

For all below classes:

  • 40mins
  • Everyone does the same exercise
  • 4 ppl – if more ppl (e.g. group of friends) want to do it together can be accommodated

 

RESISTANCE BAND PILATES CLASS

  • A whole body class where resistance bands are used
  • What is needed
    • Resistance band where it can be attached to something at mid body height eg doorhandle, balcony rail, stair bannister etc
    • Gym mat

 

MATWORK PILATES CLASS

  • A whole body class where no props are needed
  • What is needed
    • Gym mat

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS

  • A whole body workout involving cardio and weight training
  • What you need
    • Gym mat
    • Weights (or any household items that can be used as weights)/resistance bands
    • Skipping rope or mini tramp if you have one

 

STRETCHING CLASS

  • A whole body class that involves stretching all the limbs of the body especially if you have been sitting all day at work doing work
  • What is needed
    • Gym mat

 

ERGONOMIC STRETCH AND EXERCISE CLASS

  • A whole body class where exercises are given at your home work station using the props already there to help relief the posture muscles and strengthen them up as well as stretch out other secondary muscles
  • What is needed
    • Chair

 

FOAM ROLLER/MASSAGE BALL/SELF-MASSAGE SESSION

  • A class where you are able to self-massage tight and sore main muscle groups of your body using props
  • What is needed
    • Foam roller/massage ball/tennis ball/golf ball/rolling pin/massage stick

 

E – consults

For all sessions

  • Can be claimed under HICAPs (after April 14th 2020 – please check if your private insurance does telehealth)
  • You get a personalised exercise sheet
  • 1 on 1 (i.e. private consult)
  • 30mins

 

Physiotherapy session

  • A session where review, education and exercises are given to help with the progression of your injury recovery

 

Ergonomic assessment and education

  • A session where an ergonomic assessment is made on your home work station and any advise or education on what is needed to improve it. Exercises and education will also be given to help relieve any tightness or soreness

 

E-shop

  • If you need any gym equipment that is listed in the above descriptions or recommended through a session or in general, you can order it through here and it will be sent straight to you!

COMMON INJURIES

FAQ’S

A history will be taken along with some testing to see where the pain is. You will also get some hands on treatment along with some exercises to take home.

An initial and a follow up consult is half hour each. If you feel you need more time or if it’s a complex case or its 2 or more injuries, please inform us to book an hour appointment.

Any scans you have done along with any letters and reports from the doctors will aid in diagnosing and getting the best treatment possible

Yes, we do have the HICAPs machine here. You just need to present the card at the end of the session and we will swipe the card and you just need to pay for the gap.

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable with. But if your injury is a knee or leg problem, shorts might be ideal as we will be able to see the body part in question better. However, we do have shorts and gowns here if needed.

No, you don’t need a GP referral. You can just book an appointment and we can assess you. The clinic is in a medical centre as well, so if needed, the doctors are right here to write a referral. The only time you need a referral is if you are under the enhanced primary care program.

CONTACT

RB08 Lower Ground Floor,
Central Park Shopping Centre,
1 Central Park Ave, Chippendale 2008
(Inside MyHealth Medical Centre)

P 02 8197 1888

Book online via Docbook (https://docbook.com.au/doctor/myhealth-medical-centre-central-park)

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