WHAT WE DO
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Physiotherapy is a health science and a profession that assess, diagnose and rehabilitate a range of diseases and movement disorders. Physiotherapists are highly trained in the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body and use evidence based assessment and treatment techniques to help reduce pain and improve function. Physiotherapists treat people of all ages and ability levels and work closely with each individual to provide hands on care and home rehabilitation programs to achieve health goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT?
Your appointment will involve a comprehensive one on one session with an experienced physiotherapist. Your physiotherapist will discuss in depth with you your concerns, nature of your condition and health goals. Your physiotherapist will educate you regarding your condition and will work with you to develop a treatment plan best suited to your health journey.
Depending on your condition, this may involve a range of manual therapy treatment techniques including:
Soft tissue techniques
Joint mobilisation and manipulation
Your physiotherapist may also provide you with a personalised exercise/rehabilitation program to best suit your recovery goals and ability levels.
Examples of these include:
Home based exercise programs
Hydrotherapy (pool) sessions
Group exercise sessions
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No, you do not need a referral to attend physiotherapy however your physiotherapist can liaise with your GP or other health practitioners. Your physiotherapist may also refer you for xrays and/or scans (MRI, CT or ultrasound) if appropriate.