Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy

Hahndorf Physiotherapy employs highly trained post graduate physiotherapists who are able to assess, diagnose, treat and manage
Musculo-skeletal problems.

Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy can promote FAST RECOVERY from injury, EASE pain, and IMPROVE mobility, co-ordination, strength and overall fitness

Treatment may include:

  • Joint mobilisation & manipulation
  • Massage, myofascial & trigger point
  • Individual exercise programs & specific posture advice
  • Assessment & management of muscle imbalance
  • Strengthening & stretching
  • Taping, splinting & orthotic therapy
  • Occupational Health: Work site assessment, job analysis etc.

Sports Physiotherapy

We treat all types of sporting injuries and offer preventative assessments.

We support local hills football clubs and offer physiotherapy advice, assessment and treatment to the Onkaparinga Football Club, Bridgewater Football Club and sponsorship of the Hahndorf Football Club, Hahndorf Tennis Club, netball, soccer & and bowling teams.

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic problems:

  • EARLY TREATMENT for sprains and fractures provides BEST results.
  • PRE-op and POST- op treatment for orthopaedic surgery (hip and knee
    replacement, shoulder surgery) is recommended for your BEST OUTCOME.

Bone & Joint problems recover quicker with EARLY assessment, treatment & management. This can include:

  • Mobilisation of joints
  • Individualised exercise programmes
  • Taping & orthotic therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Gym programmes

Real-Time Ultrasound

Hahndorf Physiotherapy have vast experience with Real-Time (diagnostic) Ultrasound.

Diagnostic Ultrasound has been used by the medical profession since the 1970’s, and by Physiotherapists in the last 15 years. The frequencies for diagnostic, or Real-Time Ultrasound are much lower than for therapeutic ultrasound, and there is no heating effect or radiation, and it is safe, being used by doctors in obstetrics.

At Hahndorf Physio, the Real-Time Ultrasound is used mainly as a biofeedback tool. In real time (that is, while the movement is being performed) muscle action can be seen on the screen by the client, enhancing their awareness and ability to learn to use speciifc muscles. We use Real -Time Ultrasound in core stability training for the back and hips, and for pelvic floor muscle awareness and rehabilitation.

EMG (Electro-myography) Biofeedback is also used at Hahndorf Physio to train and “down-train” muscle which are under or overactive. Our Musculo-skeletal, Sports and Continence and Women’s Health Phyiotherapists have access to this innovative ground-breaking technology.

Contact Hahndorf Physiotherapy about how Real time Ultrasound can aid your recovery.

Rehabilitation and Exercise programmes

Providing individualised therapy programmes for a wide range of conditions:

  • Early post orthopaedic surgery
  • Acute injuries
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Chronic pain problems
  • Poor balance leading to falls

Individualised Exercise Programmes

Specifically tailored strengthening programmes for individual problems may consist of :

  • Floor exercises including Pilates
  • Fitball exercises
  • Weight & gym work
  • Whole Body vibration
  • Core muscle strengthening and training
  • Physi-slide exerciser


  • Hydrotherapy Classes: Wednesday 12.30 and 1:30pm
  • Uses the unique effects of water in rehabilitation to enhance recovery. Our physiotherapists incorporate hands on treatment and individual exercise programs.

Our Hydrotherapy classes are held a private, heated, indoor pool just outside Hahndorf on the Echunga Road.

Contact us to discuss your participation in Hydrotherapy classes


TOG Gaitscan

Our state of the art computer hardware & software assists our physiotherapists to assess and analyse your feet.

Learn more about TOG Gaitscan

Contact us about your Gaitscan consultation