Macro close up of hands doing manipulative healing massage on female calf muscle.

Close up of Hands doing Relaxing back massage on woman in spa.

As Physiotherapists we use evidence based practice to clinically diagnose and treat pain and dysfunction. We take a hands on treatment approach, which is effective in treating specific musculoskeletal injuries. This along with exercise prescription and rehabilitation aims to reduce pain, increase function and improve quality of life.

Physiotherapy can help with the following:

  • Neck pain and Headaches
  • Shoulder impingement and bursitis
  • Upper Limb injuries
  • Postural pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Disc injuries and sciatic pain
  • Lumbopelvic instabilities and dysfunction
  • Core strengthening
  • Improving muscle length and tone
  • Sporting injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Lower limb injuries
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Focused physio for women

With our strong focus on women’s health, we are ideally positioned to assist clients with conditions related to pregnancy and post-natal recovery. These include pelvic floor physio (incontinence physio) to address the weakness that comes from the muscle groups bearing extra weight over time. Weaknesses can emerge as early as twelve weeks in to the pregnancy, so we see women at all stages for pelvic floor physio at our North Adelaide clinic. Many women find that general pregnancy physio to address issues such as back pain and leg pain can make it easier for them to get on with their day normally, as well as getting a better night’s sleep.

If you would like to find out more about therapy for a particular condition, symptom or challenge, please call (08) 8342 5593 or send us a confidential enquiry online.

Hip Pelvic Program

Jim Mack has joined Pivotal Physiotherapy & Pilates after a 39 year career in Sports Physiotherapy.  His interest in Pelvic and hip musculoskeletal disorders will complement Pivotal’s expertise in Pilates, rehabilitation and Women’s Health.


The Program

A detailed assessment of your lower back, pelvis and hip is performed which gives an understanding of your presenting pathology and the mechanics of the surrounding joints and muscles.  A plan is created for short and long-term management.

Real Time Ultrasound can be used to assess and retrain the function of your deep core, lower back and hip stabilisers.

Manual therapy (Muscle energy, soft tissue release and joint mobilisation) is used to help improve mobility, address dysfunctions, reduce pain and make your exercise program more achievable and enjoyable from day one.

Options include a supervised or home and gym-based rehab program depending on your preferences and lifestyle.  This usually includes components of Pilates, Functional Strengthening as well as key stretches and mobility exercises.

A referral can be made to the expert Pivotal Physios for a Pilates and/or Pelvic Floor assessment.

If more medical screening is needed referral to Sports Doctors for investigation or Specialist referral can be made.  For pelvic instability issues Prolotherapy can be helpful and Jim has a working relationship with several Doctors skilled in this technique.


Conditions suitable for our Hip and Pelvic Program

  • Gluteal Tendinopathy and Bursitis
  • OA (Osteoarthritis) of the hip
  • Symptomatic labral tears
  • FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
  • Ischiofemoral Impingement
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pelvic girdle pain (Sacroiliac, pubic symphysis dysfunction or instability)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Failed rehab with no current surgical options
  • Sporting groin pain

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