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Ethos Health physiotherapists can treat simple fractures; we receive regular referrals from general practitioners, medical specialists and emergency departments to provide braces, splints and moon boots or fit a range of casts for fractures of the wrist, hand and ankle.

Our casts are made of a lightweight coloured polyester resin outer shell (you can choose your colour!) with a waterproof liner. This means you can swim and wash without needing to keep your cast dry, and helps prevent odour and itching.

We also remove and repair casts, with all necessary equipment on site at both our practice locations.

Do you need a brace, cast or cast removal?

Click the resources below to understand your injury and the pathway to recovery.

Lower Limb Pain

Lower Limb Pain

Physiotherapists at Ethos Health’s Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Practices can accurately assess, diagnose and treat all injuries of the lower limb. It is important to have your injury professionally assessed as the principles of successful recovery and return to activity vary significantly with injury, age and fitness.

Click the resources below to understand your injury and the pathway to recovery.

Hip and thigh

  • Trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Hip impingement (femoro-acetabular impingement)
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Hamstring, groin and quadriceps strains


  • Medial or lateral collateral ligament injury
  • Anterior cruciate ligament rupture
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patella dislocation
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Knee osteoarthritis

Shin and Calf

  • Shin Splints / Medical Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Calf Muscle Tear
  • Cramps


  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Lateral (outside) ankle pain
  • Medial (inside) ankle pain


  • Heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Forefoot pain, including Morton’s neuroma
  • Pain and stiffness at the big toe
  • Orthotics

Neck, Back and SIJ Pain

Neck, back and SIJ Pain

Up to 80% of Australians will experience back pain at some point in their lives, while it’s been estimated that around 15% of the population experiences neck pain in the course of a year. In our experience the statistics would be no different in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions.

So what does this mean?

It means back and neck pain is common, we see a lot of it and Ethos Health physiotherapists can help you achieve lasting relief from your symptoms. No matter the problem, we will take the time to explain what is happening, why it has developed and how we as a partnership can treat it. We combine this with hands-on and exercise based treatment to get the results you want.

Looking for something more specific? Ethos Health has many resources available to help you understand your injury and the pathway to recovery, including:

Lower Back Pain


Neck Pain


Temporomandibular Joint (the jaw)

Pre and Post Op

Pre and Post Op

Many spinal, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle operations require pre and post-operative physiotherapy to achieve a good outcome from surgery. Repairing a damaged bone, ligament or tendon is often only part of the problem, and people need physiotherapy to recover the strength and mobility needed to resume their preferred activities.

In the pre-operative phase, physiotherapy treatment will help you be as strong, mobile and pain-free as possible. This typically means less post-operative pain and an accelerated recovery. Some surgeons insist their patients achieve specific pre-operative strength or movement outcomes in order to maximise the chance of successful surgery.

In the post-operative phase, many surgeons have specific rehabilitation protocols that they prefer their patients to follow under the guidance of a physiotherapist. Over the last 10 years Ethos Health physiotherapists have assisted thousands of patients prepare for and recover from surgeries like Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip replacement, knee reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction, patella stabilisation, rotator cuff repair and Achilles tendon repair. In the small percentage of cases where recovery isn’t proceeding as planned, our experience allows us to recognise the early warning signs and arrange rapid follow up with your GP or treating specialist.

Upper Limb Pain


Ethos Health physiotherapists can help you manage shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain. We have a wide range of splints to help common problems like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis, effective treatments for overuse conditions such as tennis elbow, and are experts in managing shoulder problems such as impingement, AC joint injury, frozen shoulder and rehabilitation following dislocation.

Looking for something specific? Ethos Health has many resources available to help you understand your injury and the pathway to recovery, including:


  • Fractured clavicle (collar bone)
  • AC joint injury
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen shoulder


  • Tennis Elbow

Wrist and Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • De Quervains Tenosynovitis


Women's Health Physiotherapy


Rebecca Martin is a Womens Health Physiotherapist consulting from our Newcastle Practice. Becky has a special interest and extensive clinical experience in the management of conditions unique to women. Becky has excellent diagnostic and therapeutic skills and is passionate about providing the best possible care.

Continence and the pelvic floor

Diastasis Recti – Abdominal Separation

SIJ pain in Pregnancy

1504 NDIS 1504 NDIS (651 KB)

1509 Ankle Sprains 1509 Ankle Sprains (500 KB)

AC Joint Injury AC Joint Injury (348 KB)

ACL Injury ACL Injury (201 KB)

Acute Low Back Pain Acute Low Back Pain (205 KB)

Ankle Sprains LMPH Ankle Sprains LMPH (500 KB)

Carpal Tunnnel Carpal Tunnnel (115 KB)

Continence And The Pelvic Floor Continence And The Pelvic Floor (57 KB)

De Quervains Tenosynovitis De Quervains Tenosynovitis (88 KB)

Diabetes Pilot in Stroud Diabetes Pilot in Stroud (111 KB)

Diastasis Recti Diastasis Recti (49 KB)

Fatigue Management Services Fatigue Management Services (727 KB)

Fractured Clavicle Fractured Clavicle (173 KB)

Gaitscan & Orthotics Gaitscan & Orthotics (501 KB)

Headache Headache (113 KB)

Healthy Weight Week Healthy Weight Week (124 KB)

HSNews July 2013 HSNews July 2013 (449 KB)

Hunter Business Review Feb 2014 Hunter Business Review Feb 2014 (611 KB)

MCL and LCL MCL and LCL (156 KB)

Meniscal Tear Meniscal Tear (117 KB)

Neck Pain Neck Pain (114 KB)

NSW Mining Obesity Blueprint NSW Mining Obesity Blueprint (507 KB)

OA Knee OA Knee (168 KB)

Obesity and the NSW Minerals Industry - FULL REPORT Obesity and the NSW Minerals Industry - FULL REPORT (2509 KB)

Patellofemoral Pain Patellofemoral Pain (147 KB)

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis (426 KB)

Shoulder Dislocation Shoulder Dislocation (93 KB)

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder Impingement (414 KB)

SIJ Pain In Pregnancy SIJ Pain In Pregnancy (112 KB)

Simple Fractures Simple Fractures (192 KB)

Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow (95 KB)

TMJ Exercises TMJ Exercises (143 KB)

TMJ Info TMJ Info (261 KB)

Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (68 KB)

Whiplash Whiplash (245 KB)