What is Physiotherapy?

Integrated Health PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods such as exercise, motivation, adapted equipment, education and advocacy.

Physiotherapy Melbourne uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness.

What is a Physiotherapist?

What is a physiotherapist?Also known as physical therapists, physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works and are specially educated and trained to assess and improve movement and function, and to relieve pain. Physiotherapists promote good health by encouraging their clients or patients to improve and increase control over their own lives.

Physiotherapists study medical science subjects such as anatomy, neuroscience and physiology to develop skills and attitudes necessary for health education and prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with physical disorders and disabilities.

All physiotherapists in Australia are required to be registered by law. Registration as a physiotherapist is only possible after completion of a university degree in physiotherapy or health sciences with a physiotherapy course.

Physiotherapists treat any condition affecting your muscles, joints, bones, ligament, tendon and nerves including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain (including whiplash)
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Post fracture management
  • Post surgical management (knees, shoulders etc)
  • Shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • Tennis elbow
  • Developmental and Congenital problems
  • Women’s health issues (including pregnancy related symptoms)
  • Workplace injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Asthma and other breathing difficulties
  • Stroke and other neurological problems

Your Integrated Health Physiotherapist will assess your condition and will utilise appropriate treatment techniques. This may include joint mobilisations, manipulations, massage, ultrasound, electrotherapy and dry needling and will provide education about your condition and any appropriate braces, aids and or exercise.