Physiotherapy at La Trobe
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
What if I don’t know what type of physiotherapist to see?
All of our physiotherapists have experience treating a wide range of symptoms and ailments. However, if you are unsure which physiotherapist to see, our front desk team will be able to recommend someone that will best suit your described symptoms or condition.
Is a GP referral required?
No GP referral is required to see a physiotherapist.
However, if you are referred on a Chronic Disease Management Program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care) this referral will need to be brought to your initial appointment.
Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?
Physiotherapy sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.
Do you provide services for work or motor vehicle accidents?
Yes, we have extensive experience working with injuries that have arisen from a workplace or motor vehicle accident. Please give our front desk team a call to discuss your individual needs.
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