Research

Our physiotherapists are frequently involved in treating clients at Performance Rehab as part of various clinical trials. If you think that you, or someone you know, would be appropriate for these trials and would be compliant with their free physiotherapy treatment, please contact the trial supervisor. The current projects we are involved in:

Tennis Elbow

Each participant will receive one injection (cortisone or saline) administered by a qualified medical officer, and then either physiotherapy or wait-and-see. Treatment will be administered over a 6 week period. Progress will be reviewed at 4, 8, 12, 26 and 52 weeks at the University of Queensland.

Ph: 3365 4692
Contact: Benjamin Soon
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Carpal Tunnel

Two well-established physiotherapy interventions will be compared for efficacy in treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment will be administered over 7 weeks and will be pain free and non-invasive. Progress will be reviewed at 7 weeks, and 3 and 12 months at the University of Queensland.

Contact: Lieszel Plumbe or Benjamin Soon
Ph: 3365 4692
Email: carpaltunnel@uq.edu.au

Whiplash – Dry Needling

Each participant will receive dry needling (real or sham) plus a specific exercise program over a 6 week period. Progress will be reviewed at the commencement and completion of the treatment period at the University of Queensland.

Contact: Stephanie Valentin
Email: s.valentin@uq.edu.au

Whiplash – General and Specific Exercise:

Each participant will be randomised into “as usual” or a 10 week specific and general exercise program. Progress will be reviewed at the commencement and completion of the treatment period at the University of Queensland.

Contact: Stephanie Valentin
Email: s.valentin@uq.edu.au