Dirk’s expertise in the area of musculoskeletal and sport physiotherapy, comprehensive assessment, movement analysis, pattern normalisation/correction, and treatment philosophy are what sets him apart form other health professionals.
Sports Physiotherapy is a very specialised area within physiotherapy that deals with the physical issues and injuries sustained by athletes. Sports Physiotherapists have a greater understanding of what is required during sporting activities, how to minimise injuries and how to attain optimal body performance.
To improve athletic performance or rehabilitate the injured athlete, requires an in-depth understanding and knowledge of human movement. In addition it requires the therapist to look at the body as a complete ‘chain’ or ‘system’. If part of the body’s ‘chain’ is compromised, injuries are likely to occur. Those individuals with ongoing or recurring injuries are those who have likely got a compromised chain, and if you only treat the area of pain the outcome will be limited.
To be a Titled Sports Physiotherapist requires additional Masters level training.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Dirk is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist which means he has done additional training above a normal physiotherapist and is an expert in this area.
BaxPhysio is highly successful in treating, rehabilitating and assisting individual’s back to pre-injury levels or better. The philosophy of “think locally, treat globally” is at the core of the clinics exceptional success.
Dirk has worked with some of Australia’s leading Orthopaedic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons both as a Private Practice Practitioner as well as within specifically built clinics. In addition, during his earlier years he was employed by Queensland Health as an Advanced Orthopaedic Physiotherapist. This entailed providing expert orthopaedic treatment to patients and also teaching and advising colleagues in this area.
Dirk’s expert clinical knowledge and experience comes to the fore in those patients who are not progressing as they should or indeed in complex cases.