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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.

As first contact practitioners, a doctor's referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals will often work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.

What sort of treatment do Physiotherapists use?

Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand whatâs wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities, and general health.

The following are common treatment methods physiotherapists may use:

  • exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
  • joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • muscle re-education to improve control
  • airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
  • soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
  • acupuncture/dry needling
  • hydrotherapy
  • assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs.

Where do Physiotherapists work?

Physiotherapists work in all sectors of healthcare, including public hospitals, private practice, rehabilitation centres, sporting clubs and community health centres.

What qualifications are required to practice as a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy courses vary across the country and entry may be through a bachelor, masters or professional doctorate program. Physiotherapists are required by law to be registered with the Physiotherapists Registration Board in the state or territory in which they are practising.

Physiotherapy services we offer at Physio & Fitness:

  • Manipulative Therapy for back and neck pain
  • Work Rehabilitation and Work Hardening
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Treatment for ALL Sports Injuries
  • Postural assessment and correction
  • Musculoskeletal screening (to determine whether you are likely to be injured at work or sports)
  • Complete Orthotic prescription service â arch supports
  • FCE's and pre-employment functional assessments
  • We treat all Insurance Claims and DVA patients
  • HiCaps available here â on the spot rebates
  • Medicare programs available â ask your Doctor.

Physiotherapy can help with...

...virtually any condition that affects your muscles, joints or nerves. Common problems include:

  • Painful conditions such as arthritis
  • Back and neck pain, including whiplash
  • Problems affecting children including cerebral palsy
  • Pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and stress incontinence
  • Upper limb work-related problems, also know as repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • Sports injuries, work place injuries
  • Stroke and other neurological problems
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, ankles, knees and hips.
  • Headaches, postural issues and poor core stability (weak tummy).
  • Exercise or fitness related problems, weight loss
  • Foot complaints and orthotic prescription
  • And more...

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