The Practice Bundanoon is proud to be home to Peter Sharp, a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist dedicated to helping patients overcome physical limitations and improve their overall well-being.
With a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system and a passion for promoting mobility and pain-free movement, Peter Sharp’s expertise allows him to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, helping patients recover from injuries, manage chronic pain, and improve their physical function.
Some of the services provided by Peter include:
- Injury Rehabilitation: Peter employs evidence-based techniques to facilitate the recovery process for patients who have suffered from sports injuries, workplace accidents, or other musculoskeletal traumas. He develops personalised treatment plans to help patients regain strength, mobility, and functionality.
- Dry Needling: Peter is highly skilled in the practice of dry needling, a specialised technique that he offers to his patients seeking effective pain relief and enhanced muscle function. With years of experience, Peter has honed his proficiency in this technique, which involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into trigger points or tight muscles. The benefits of dry needling are numerous, as it helps reduce muscle tension, release knots, and improve blood circulation in targeted areas. Patients often experience decreased pain, increased range of motion, and faster recovery from injuries or chronic conditions.
- Pain Management: Chronic pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Alongside our pain management specialist Dr. Leaper, Peter utilises a multidisciplinary approach to address the underlying causes of pain and develop tailored treatment strategies. By combining manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises, he aims to alleviate pain and improve patients’ overall comfort.
- Pre- and Post-operative Rehabilitation: Prior to surgery, Peter collaborates with surgeons to optimise patients’ physical condition, ensuring they are well-prepared for the upcoming procedure. After surgery, he focuses on rehabilitation to expedite recovery, restore mobility, and rebuild strength.
- Prevention and Education: In addition to treating injuries and conditions, Peter emphasises the importance of injury prevention and educates patients on proper body mechanics, posture, and exercise techniques. By equipping patients with the knowledge to maintain their physical health, he empowers them to lead active and pain-free lives.
Peter Sharp’s knowledge, experience, and commitment to patient well-being make him a valuable asset to The Practice Bundanoon, and patients are encouraged to make appointments to see Peter on Fridays.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Physiotherapy is beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, joint and muscle pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain, neurological disorders, and respiratory conditions. If you’re experiencing physical limitations, pain, or reduced mobility, it’s worth considering physiotherapy as a treatment option.
The duration of a physiotherapy session can vary depending on the nature and severity of your condition. Typically, sessions can range from 30 minutes to an hour. The frequency and duration of your treatment plan will be determined by your physiotherapist based on your specific needs and progress.
Physiotherapy itself should not be painful, but certain techniques or exercises may cause some discomfort during the session. However, it’s important to communicate with your physiotherapist about any pain or discomfort you experience so they can adjust the treatment accordingly and ensure your comfort.
The number of physiotherapy sessions required varies depending on the nature and severity of your condition, as well as your individual progress. Some conditions may require only a few sessions, while others may require ongoing treatment over several weeks or months. Your physiotherapist will create a personalized treatment plan and discuss the anticipated duration of your therapy.
Many insurance plans cover physiotherapy, but coverage can vary depending on your specific insurance provider and policy. It is recommended to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage, including any limitations, copayments, or deductibles associated with physiotherapy services.
Yes, your physiotherapist may prescribe specific exercises or stretches for you to continue at home between sessions. Home exercises are an essential part of the treatment process and can help improve your progress. Your physiotherapist will provide you with instructions, guidance, and any necessary equipment to perform the exercises correctly and safely.