The word “physio” is Greek and means natural. Physiotherapists use natural resources, such as hands, ice, heat, electrotherapy modalities, self-help advice and exercises to treat musculoskeletal disorders.
Treating Australian baseball players. Courtesy: The Northern Star
These disorders include muscles, joints, bones and neurological (nerve) conditions that affect movement. They can include low back (lumbar), thoracic and neck (cervical) pain or pain in other joints such as the knee or the shoulder.
What to expect
A physiotherapist will establish a treatment regime and management program for you to ensure that your injury is healing as quickly as possible. Later in the healing process, the physiotherapist's tasks also include avoiding secondary complications, such as, unecessary stiffness or weakness and whenever possible, ensuring that the problem doesn't recur.
General advice & recommendations
This section is intended for general advice and recommendations for the variety of conditions listed. This advice is not personalised to you.
An ACL Rehabilitation Guide
is available as a free download. Please note: some professional physiotherapy help would be beneficial as a client travels through this guide. Despite the Guide, it can't be expected that a client has the thorough knowledge and experience that a physiotherapist has.
Some clients may be eligible for physiotherpy treatment under Medicare which this practice bulk-bills. Therefore, there are no out of pocket expenses. Please contact our office on 02 6622 1696
for more details.