Physiotherapy – Is It For Me?

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in collaboration with patients to help the recovery process of your injuries.

Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to provide an enhanced primary care plan for your physiotherapy. Depending on your eligibility, you may be referred under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan by your GP to see a physiotherapist.

Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Physiotherapy helps reduce stiffness and pain, restore function, increase mobility and improve quality of life.

Physiotherapy services range from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education, and occupational health.

Physiotherapy involves the assessment, treatment and management of a variety of muscle, soft tissue, neural and joint problems. It encompasses conditions as simple as a sprained ankle to complex problems such as chronic pain involving several body areas. It also involves the post-operative rehabilitation of many orthopaedic conditions such as ACL reconstruction or total knee / hip replacement.

Treatment options can include manual therapy techniques such as mobilisation and manipulation, massage, as well as individual specific exercise programs such as Clinical Pilates and Aquatic Physiotherapy, dry needling, therapeutic taping, posture and movement re-education.

What Do Physiotherapists Treat?

  • Neck pain, Wry neck
  • Headache
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Shoulder pain, Frozen shoulder, AC joint sprain
  • Tennis Elbow pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprain
  • Foot pain, plantarfasciitis
  • Sports injury
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular injury (strain, tear)
  • Pre and post pregnancy conditioning
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Post surgical rehabilitation (THR,TKR)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Mobility and gait retraining
  • Workcover return to work rehabilitation
  • Traffic Authority Commission post injury rehabilitation

What Should I Expect in My Physiotherapy Session?

We listen and understand your concerns and assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health. We will go through your needs and the outcome that you want to achieve and address your concerns. You can also enquire with our team about an enhanced primary care plan for physiotherapy.

The following are the treatment methods we may use:

For more information on our physiotherapy treatments, contact us today.