Our Approach

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We deliver friendly and committed service that:

  • Identifies root causes of your problems
  • Fixes the source of your problems
  • Relieves your symptoms
  • Prevents problems returning
  • Optimises your recovery and health
  • Returns you to an active life
  • Helps you manage chronic conditions
  • Helps you to achieve your goals
  • Identifies and manages YOUR risks
  • Allows you to exercise SAFELY

Book an appointment today to find out how!

Our commitment to you:

“We strive for excellence and we deliver results”

-Richard Fuller, FACP, APAM, Proprietor/Director

Personalised Approach with Tailored Solutions

We take the time to listen to you and understand the true nature and origin of your problems. We get to know and understand you as an individual. This allows us to tailor treatment plans and solutions that work for you, taking into account your goals, work/life pressures, or specific weaknesses and imbalances that may contribute to your pain and injury problem(s).

Convenience and Hassle-free Process

With a friendly and professional reception team, on-line booking, one central phone number, SMS and phone reminders, we take all the hassle out of making appointments and remembering when it is time to get the care you need. With 3 connected clinics across Adelaide offering evening and Saturday morning appointments, we make it easy to find a time and place to suit you.

Solutions Focus

At Aim Physiotherapy & Eastside Pilates, we solve your injury rehabilitation and fitness problems. We find innovative and evidence-based solutions to your problems, including exercise programs focussed on core stability using the Pilates method and apparatus. We develop management plans for chronic conditions that maximise your function and minimise any symptoms. We set realistic goals, monitor progress and achieve results.

Professional Expertise

With a commitment to our profession, investment in quality equipment and ongoing professional training, you can feel confident that you will receive the best care available. We accurately diagnose your condition, help to relieve your symptoms and find the best long-term solution for your problems. This often involves, restoring full function and preventing the return or worsening of symptoms, by addressing the source of your problem.

Because We Care

At Aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates, you will never be treated as a number and your needs will always be placed first. We will place you at the centre of your treatment plan and you will be involved with every part of your journey with us. Our skilful therapists provide manual therapy [including remedial massage, spine and joint mobilisation, and stretching], expert advice and targeted exercise programs including muscle re-education.

Collaboration

We understand that in many cases, a team approach is required to fix complex health and fitness problems. With a strong referral network, a coordinated approach and excellent communication, our expert team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and massage therapists will work with your other healthcare professionals to solve your problems as soon as possible.

Talk to us today – Phone 8331 1557, Book online, or drop into one of our clinics & speak to one of our staff about how we can help you.

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Claim against your health fund

Because our team includes Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Remedial Massage Therapists, you are able to claim against your private health insurance fund for the services they deliver, including PILATES exercise and HYDROTHERAPY (aquatic exercise therapy).

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Measure your performance

Our expert Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists prescribe, structure, implement and supervise exercise to help meet your rehabilitation program and your exercise or fitness goals. Baseline measurements of your function or performance and periodic re-evaluation of these measures, guide your exercise program setup and help to monitor your progress.

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Understand your condition

Sometimes, you can only really understand the true nature and extent of your problem, how and why it has occurred and what is required to fix it, once you have some concrete measures of your own body’s functional abilities and performance levels. We will identify your functional deficits and explain how and why the proposed treatment will help you recover.

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Do the right exercise!

Measuring your functional performance allows us to select the right exercise for your program and TARGET YOUR PROBLEM area. Baseline measurement of your functional abilities helps to:

  1. Identify and target your areas of exercise /rehabilitation need, especially once your pain has resolved.
  2. Clarify clinical diagnosis in some cases.
  3. Identify and set realistic goals and expectations.
  4. Select appropriate exercise type, intensity and components for you and your program.
  5. Structure your exercise program to be safe and effective.
  6. Achieve your goals or desired outcomes.
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Functional performance measurement 

Our therapists select appropriate methods for measurement of functional performance [exercise assessment / outcome measurement] according to individual exercise and rehabilitation goals and relevant timeframes. Assessment methods include a range of activity questionnaires or objective measures of function including strength, aerobic fitness, endurance, agility, postural tolerance, lifting capacity or balance.   We will reassess these functional measures at appropriate intervals to monitor your response and progress.

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Track your progress 

We track progress in meeting your rehabilitation or fitness goals by re-evaluating measures of functional performance at strategic points. This helps to:

  1. Ensure exercise is at the right level for your abilities.
  2. Identify opportunities to upgrade your exercise.
  3. Provide feedback where required and helpful.
  4. Motivate you in pursuit of exercise and rehabilitation goals.
  5. Achieve set goals and desired results.
  6. Maximise your potential outcomes.
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Achieve YOUR goals 

At Aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates, we work with you to understand your circumstances, including your goals, time pressures, priorities, the cost and affordability of treatment, as well as funding mechanisms available to assist your exercise and treatment costs. We develop a personalised TREATMENT PLAN and we involve you in decision making.

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Exercise safely 

At aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates in Adelaide, we help you to exercise safely and achieve your goals. All of our exercise programs have input from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to help identify and manage exercise risks and to ensure exercise solutions provide optimal return for your efforts.  Every BODY is different. Speak to us to find the right exercise solution for your body and live life better!

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Experience and expertise 

Success with exercise programs is not guaranteed! Commencement of an exercise program to fix an identified musculoskeletal problem or rehabilitate an injury is a difficult process and is often under-estimated in its complexity. Careful planning, good communication, teamwork and persistence is required to overcome barriers and achieve goals.  At aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates, we have the experience and expertise to guide and support you to achieve a successful resolution of your pain and injury problems. We identify your functional deficits and goals, design a suitable exercise program, teach you to exercise safely and effectively, supervise your performance and upgrade your program when appropriate. Our highly qualified team members are experts in their field.

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OUR methods 

Our methods involve NON-SURGICAL and DRUG-FREE interventions. We focus on manual therapy, including joint mobilisation, stretching and remedial massage, education and exercise, to help restore normal pain-free, movement and function and to optimise health, fitness or physical conditioning.

Our experience is that an active approach to rehabilitation is required for success and some exercise will be required of you to assist or complete your recovery. We explain how the exercise helps and why. In this way, we fix the root cause of your problems, not just relieve your symptoms for a while.

Your exercise program may target mobility, strength and conditioning, core stability, cardiovascular fitness, pain management, weight loss, bone health, ballance, falls prevention or a combination of these factors.

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Recovery 

Timeframes for recovery can vary depending on the individual, the circumstances and the problem severity. Chronic conditions respond more slowly than acute conditions and a modified approach is required. Correcting and restoring postural alignment and muscular balance can take some time. Our team will support you throughout this journey. Disruption to your treatment plan or an inconsistent approach may prevent timely progression and recovery. Determination, persistence and patience is required for all successful rehabilitation.

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Exercise Physiology 

Accredited Exercise Physiologists* (AEPs) are allied health professionals with the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals. AEPs hold, at a minimum, a 4-year bachelor degree that meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7 requirements*. This equips AEPs with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people who have acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries and disabilities. These interventions include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change [ESSA, 2017].
Ref:     Exercise and Sports Science Australia [ESSA], 2017: https://www.essa.org.au/essa-me/about-us/ourmembers/how-can-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist-help/

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Identify and manage YOUR risk

Exercise can improve your quality of life.  However, there can be risk with exercise performance at any stage of life and sometimes, over-training, poor technique, irregular performance, pain or injury can undermine your efforts to stay fit and healthy.

​At aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates in Adelaide, we provide individually tailored exercise solutions and we help manage risks associated with your exerciseTalk to us to find out how!

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Optimise your performance

At aim Physiotherapy and Eastside Pilates in Adelaide, all exercise programs have input from our exercise physiologist to help identify and manage exercise risks and to ensure maximum return for your efforts.

​Speak to us to find how we can help you optimise your performance and achieve your goals!

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Professional expertise

With a commitment to our profession, investment in state-of-the-art equipment and ongoing professional training, you can feel confident that you will receive the right advice and the best care available. As a Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist and fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (ACP) and titled member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Richard Fuller, FACP is a recognised leader in his field. He has served on the APA’s National Advisory Council and the College Council.