Health, Movement, Wellbeing

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals.

We treat a wide array of conditions and can assist with:

  • Neck, back and pelvic pain
  • Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. Disc prolapse)
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports injuries (e.g. Ligament tears)
  • Tennis & golfer’s elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Foot & heel pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Core stability
  • Adolescent related growth pains
  • Fractures (e.g. Broken arm)
  • Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. Following a knee replacement)
  • Biomechanical problems (e.g. “Flat feet”)
  • Arthritic conditions (e.g. Osteoarthritis)
  • Neurological disorders and diseases (e.g. Stroke)
  • Cardiothoracic conditions (e.g. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders)
  • Paediatric conditions (e.g. Cerebral palsy)
  • Workplace injuries

This is just to name a few!

Physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapy which means we are “hands-on” with our patients. This may include massage and joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques.

To complement our manual skills we sometimes make use of different modalities to reduce pain and inflammation including hot packs, ice, TENS, E-stim, ultrasound and laser treatment.

Acupuncture and trigger point therapy is also widely practised by physiotherapists, Physiotherapists are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give our patients exercises to do at home to help resolve their conditions.

If you have any of the injuries or conditions listed above, a consultation with a physiotherapist is a step in the right direction!

Call your nearest Myphysio for more information, or to make an appointment.