What is a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are specialist practitioners that are experts in the movement and function of the body. Physiotherapists study medical science subjects such as anatomy, neuroscience and physiology to develop skills and attitudes necessary for education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with physical disorders and disabilities. All physiotherapists in Australia by law are required to be registered. Registration as a physiotherapist is only possible after completion of a university degree in physiotherapy or health sciences that majors in physiotherapy. Some of the common treatment methods used by our physiotherapists are:
- Muscle Re-education
- Joint Manipulation
- Soft Tissue Mobilisation
- Exercise Programs and Strength Training
- Clinical Exercise classes
- Assistance with the use of aids, like splints, crutches, walking sticks & frames and more.
Please note that these are only some of the treatment methods and that they vary based on the clinic and physician.
Do you need to see a physiotherapist?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, it’s time to have a chat with a physiotherapist
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Post Motor vehicle accident management
- Post fracture management
- Neck pain and headaches
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Post surgical management
Note: These are some, but not all of the conditions our physiotherapists can treat. If your injury/condition involves muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons or nerves, we can help. When you consult with one of our physiotherapists, they’ll assess your condition and construct a treatment plan utilising the appropriate treatment techniques. If our physician finds that a physiotherapist is not what you need, they’ll point you in the right direction to ensure that you’re taken care of.
We have a strong network of medical practitioners and other allied health professionals we regularly work with and can refer you to an appropriate practitioner to assist in your recovery.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No. A doctor’s referral is no necessary for treatment at Integrated Health.
Do you have HICAPS?
Yes. Private health rebates are available at the time of consultation if you bring your current health insurance card and have the appropriate extra’s option.