Support Services

We offer a suite of support services that complement physiotherapy treatment.

Hydrotherapy In Adelaide

Hydrotherapy offers water-supported rehabilitation for injury and surgery and has been used successfully for centuries. The unique properties of water buoy the body and provide a gentle resistance proven effective for recovery.

Hydrotherapy can help with the recovery from;

/ Rotator Cuff Surgery
/ Total Knee Replacement
/ Total Hip Replacement
/ Total Shoulder Replacement
/ Ankle Surgery
/ Shoulder Reconstructions
/ Hip Pain
/ Back pain
/ Chronic pain management

At Leading Edge, we offer Hydrotherapy classes from our Henley Beach location at Findon Swim School. Classes run for 30 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes unsupervised time available if desired. An assessment of your condition by one of our Physiotherapists is required before taking a class to design your personalised hydrotherapy program.

Some common questions about Hydrotherapy;

What Happens In A Hydrotherapy Class?
Under the direct supervision of our experienced physiotherapists you will be given a specific program designed to help you recover in a safe and efficient way.

This may involve the use of aids such as flippers, floats, paddles, stretch cords and underwater steps.

Do I Need To Be Able To Swim?
No – not at all.  We regularly look after people who have never swum in their lives. All exercises are performed in waist to chest deep water, with the face never being required to enter the water. All people can feel safe in our hydrotherapy classes. 

Leading Edge Hydrotherapy classes are held at the Findon Swim School, 322 Grange Rd Kidman Park.

To understand if Hydrotherapy is right for you


Dry Needling

Dry needling has been proven to be an effective way of relaxing spasmed muscles, reducing inflammation and relieving pain. 

It involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight, painful areas in your muscles known as “Trigger Points”, which are sometimes referred to as “knots”. The practice is used to elicit a healing response in the tissue.

Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years but only in the last few decades has western medicine utilised acupuncture and dry needling as a form of treatment. As the quality and quantity of research into the benefits of needling injuries has increased, it has become clearer why needling has stood the test of time in Chinese medicine.

Research has shown that acupuncture increases the micro-circulation, blood flow and blood vessel movement throughout the body, which in turn increases oxygenation of the tissues. This helps flush toxins, waste products and other accumulated particles and chemicals from the tissues improving their overall function.

This can manifest in the patient as:

/ Reduced pain
/ Reduce swelling
/ Reduced need for pain-relieving medication

Some common questions about Dry Needling;

What Is The Difference Between Acupuncture + Dry Needling?
Acupuncture is a technique whereby the needles are placed in specific, pre-determined acupuncture points.  These points are located along meridian channels that help the “qi” energy flow from inside the body (core organs) to more superficial tissues.

Dry Needling is a form of acupuncture where the needles are placed in muscle “trigger points”. A Trigger point is a discrete, irritable, overactive point in skeletal muscle or fascia that can be felt as a nodule or band in the muscle. Touching the trigger point reproduces the complaint of pain, so areas of needling is dependent on therapist feel and reports of reproduction of pain.

Is Acupuncture + Dry Needling Safe?
Even though it involves skin penetration, acupuncture and dry needling are relatively safe treatment techniques.

Two recent studies reviewed hundreds of patients following acupuncture treatments:  Only 10% of patients reported mild adverse effects such as tiredness after treatment, dizziness and bruising at the site of needling. No major adverse events were reported.

If you would like a session of Dry Needling, please ask our friendly Reception Team which therapists have been trained in Dry Needling techniques and they will make an appropriate booking for you. Please call your closest clinic to enquire and book an appointment.