Physiotherapists are often referred to as “movement specialists”. They are trained to assess and treat a variety of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. Physiotherapists work very closely with doctors, specialists such as orthopaedic surgeons, and other allied health professionals such as occupational therapists and exercise physiologists. This allows them to provide the gold standard in health care for their patients and to achieve optimal outcomes in treatment.
Physiotherapy is a clinical health profession that aims to treat people with movement disorders and injuries by using evidence-based methods such as exercise, manual therapy techniques, trigger point release, dry needling, education and biomechanical analysis. Physiotherapists study medical science subjects such as anatomy, neuroscience and physiology to develop knowledge necessary for injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. All physiotherapists in Australia are required to be registered by law, which is only possible after completion of a university degree in Physiotherapy.
There are a number of specialty areas within physiotherapy, including hospital and community-based, as well as sports, paediatric and musculoskeletal physiotherapists.
– Assess your problem
– Order any necessary scans
– Provide you with a clear diagnosis
– Develop a treatment plan
– Communicate with your doctor and other relevant health professionals involved in your care such as specialists and coaches
– Establish a prevention plan to reduce your risk of re-injury in the future
– Supervise optimal return to sport and/or work/school
For more information on how your Physiotherapist can help you to achieve optimal, pain-free function, please give us a call today.