What is physiotherapy?Physiotherapy is an evidence-based healthcare profession that views human movement as central to health and wellbeing. Physiotherapy aims to maintain, restore and improve your function after disease or injury, so you can get back to doing what you love and enjoy an injury-free lifestyle that doesn’t hold you back.
What conditions can physiotherapy be beneficial for?
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Groin and pelvic pain
- Headaches and vertigo
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Acute or chronic injury
- Posture and alignment problems
- Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip
- Adolescent and children’s injuries
- Chronic disease management
- Falls prevention
- Neurological rehabilitation for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and TBIS
- Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation and management
What do physiotherapists (physios) do?Physiotherapists assess the underlying cause of your joint, muscle or nerve issue, and using a combination of therapeutic exercises and manual therapy treat the symptoms while providing lifestyle advice and education to help you get better and stay better. You don’t need a GP referral to see a physiotherapist, and we work in partnership with other health professionals to achieve optimal holistic health for you.
What makes physiotherapists different?Physiotherapists are university-educated health professionals with extensive training in human biosciences, anatomy, and biomechanics– they are highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore movement and improve function to the highest possible level.
What are the different types of physio?Different branches of physiotherapy include:
- Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
- Sports and exercise physiotherapy
- Women’s, men’s and pelvic floor physiotherapy
- Paediatric physiotherapy