Physiotherapy at Momentum



Momentum provides the region’s most comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based physiotherapy services. These treatments include:

No matter what your condition or injury you have, recovering function and maximising your potential is essential for your long-term wellbeing.  Our Physiotherapy team are unique in the Canberra region, offering specialist skills in all aspects of rehabilitation, including:

  • sports recovery and sports training with disability
  • reconditioning and pre-surgery conditioning
  • independence training to regain your ability in activities that are important to you (not limited to walking, running, hand function and working again)
  • chronic disease management
  • persistent pain management
  • return to work and vocational pursuits
  • functional mobility training for amputees and all neurological conditions

We go the extra step by supplying you with the best tools to keep you at your peak now and into the future, no matter what your condition or treatment goals.  Our team tailors treatment and exercise into a unique program to meet your specific needs to maximise your functional performance.

We offer one-on-one therapies, group exercises classes (including yoga), aquatic physiotherapy, amputee rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, semi-supervised gym attendance, education sessions and home programs.  If you need extra care, we work alongside your broader treatment team and support network to best help you into the future.

Recovery doesn’t stop when you leave the clinic, and education is crucial to effective recovery and prevention of further injury.  We tailor our programs to your needs, empowering you with the tools you need to manage your injury safely and effectively to ensure you achieve the best possible recovery.

Our team will provide you with clear information about the diagnosis of your injury, how long it may take to recover, activities that are encouraged and activities that should be avoided in order to support your rehabilitation.

Early movement and mobilisation is important for most injuries.  Our physiotherapy team provides evidence-based, innovative care to optimise your recovery.  We work with you at your pace, setting personal exercise programs for injury recovery, rehabilitation, as well as fitness and health development.

Exercises are typically performed one-on-one with the therapist in private treatment rooms, but we also offer group classes, home-based programs, and aquatic or hydrotherapy programs.

Neurological physiotherapy focuses on enhancing the movement and function of people who have a nervous system that has been affected by illness or disease.  Frequently treated neurological conditions include: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathies, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and spina bifida.

Our team use a wholistic approach to assess, treat and motivate people with these conditions.  We are passionate about empowering people to explore and achieve their personal life goals.  Treatment interventions and plans are individualised and based on the latest high-quality research evidence.  Pain and mental health issues are quite common with these conditions, and their impacts are taken into account within our treatments.  Our highly skilled staff can provide education in pain management and liaise with other disciplines as needed.

Treatment modalities include:

  • Biomechanical assessments of movement (e.g. analytical assessment of walking or hand function) with immediate feedback and compensatory strategies
  • Home programs
  • Functional electrical stimulation to enhance motor patterning, neuroplasticity and strength
  • Aquatic physiotherapy
  • Carer education
  • Manual handling training to maximise function
  • One-off home visits for a specific purpose.

Aquatic Physiotherapy is a form of Physiotherapy treatment conducted in a heated therapy pool.  Water-based exercises are commonly used to improve range of motion, strength, stability (balance), coordination, pain, spasms and spasticity (a neurological symptom).  Aquatic Physiotherapy can improve the effectiveness of therapy by reducing strain on the body, which can be beneficial in treatment of pain, weakness and restricted joint function.

Our aquatic physiotherapy treatments include:

  • 1-on-1 classes
  • Hands on techniques
  • Individualised, specially designed exercises
  • Standing and floating-based treatments

Aquatic physiotherapy is especially beneficial for complex conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome.  Clients with mobility difficulties are able to access the pool with the support of our therapists using a hoist and sling, or on a ramp in a chair.

Movement is essential to ensure neural pathways remain flexible and effective.  Your neurological physiotherapist will teach you how to preserve your mobility and function during periods of immobisation, or how to regain movement after a period of illness or loss of function.  We will help you to find ways you can move to prevent muscular contractures, joint stiffness and pain.

Dry needling uses acupuncture needles to manage injuries.  They can be used to ease pain, release tight tissue and promote healing in certain circumstances.  Our team are highly trained and experienced in the use of this treatment technique for management of a wide variety of injury types and neurological conditions.  We follow strict treatment protocols and safety guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of our clients, and our team are certified to provide dry needling treatments by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Our physiotherapists can assess you and discuss the most effective orthotic device options for your unique needs. We work alongside Canberra’s most experienced team of orthotists to provide the most effective off-the-shelf, customized, and truly custom-made orthotic devices. We have access to the widest range of bracing options within the Canberra region, including lightweight plastic or carbon fiber devices, or even functional electrical stimulation devices for upper and lower limb issues. Our team provide training in the use of these devices, and ensure you are equipped to make the most of your orthosis in your daily life.


Physiotherapy employs a scientific, evidence-based approach to treatment, with a focus on targeting and developing the body’s own capacity for improved function and mobility.  Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and strength and improves quality of life.

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help them get better and stay well.  Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.

Physiotherapists work closely with GPs, surgeons and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. This can occur in a wide variety of settings, including direct patient care (injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility and strength, chronic disease management, and occupational health) or indirect services such as health promotion or patient and carer education.