THE different skills of three local physiotherapists have been brought together at the Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy clinic in the new Jindabyne Super Clinic.
"The real beneficiaries will be locals needing physio treatment, because we are now able to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment from a physio who is most qualified to provide that treatment," one of the three physiotherapists at the clinic, Carla Ziljstra, said.
"If you've just had a hip replacement, being treated by someone with a special interest in hand therapy is obviously less desirable than being treated by someone with rehabilitation expertise and, similarly, if your suffering from RSI in your wrist it is best to be seen by a physio with hand therapy training and experience.
"Fortunately we've got physios with special interest in post-operative rehabilitation and hand therapy at Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy!" Carla explained with a laugh, "As well as one or more of us in Jindabyne having interests in sports physiotherapy, pain management, and acupuncture techniques."
The 'us' at the Jindabyne Super Clinic physio clinic are Renee Pirozzi who lives in East Jindabyne, Lara Hansford from Cooma and Carla Ziljstra from Jindabyne.
The three girls split their working times between the new Snowy Mountains clinic in Jindabyne and established clinics in Cooma and Bombala, so residents throughout the Monaro and Snowy River Shire are benefitting from their diverse skills.
The three girls are not just 'treatment providers.' They also have a strong interest in preventing injuries.
Lara Hansford, for example, is also particularly interested in Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics and can advise on things like proper workplace setup, while Carla Zijlstra also has a university degree in human movement degree that has resulted in her strong interest in Pilates exercise and other self-management techniques for sports men and women.
Keep an eye out as Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy commence a set of workshops for the community focused on preventing and treating injuries. Our first one in August will be focused on Falls Prevention.
For more information or to make an appointments in Jindabyne with these Snowy Mountains physiotherapists phone 6457 2627, or visit www.snowymountainsphysio.com. No referral is necessary and private health rebates apply.