Your physiotherapist is a primary care practitioner, meaning their specific training, knowledge and skills allow them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. They have been trained to use many different techniques to fix problems with all the major areas of the body.
Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve your quality of life.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well.
Common conditions our physiotherapists treat include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sporting injuries
- Recovery after surgery (total knee and hip joint replacement, knee, hip, ankle and shoulder surgery)
- Recovery after fractures
- Degenerative injuries such as rotator cuff damage and other tendon problems
- Preparation exercises for surgery (shown to reduce recovery time)
- We also have great experience in screening tests to help identify early signs of injury for athletes participating in sport.
A typical physiotherapy session may include
A typical session with a physiotherapist is unique to a patient’s needs and their health condition.
However, a ‘typical’ session may involve:
- Assessing and diagnosing the patient’s condition and needs.
- Working with the patient to set and attain goals—whether that’s maintaining mobility and independence in aged care to running a marathon
- Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account lifestyle, activities and general health
- Prescribing exercise and physical aides if required.