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What is Physiotherapy?

Padstow Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Physiotherapists

are highly qualified & experienced; who will:

  • Assesses your condition,

  • Diagnose your problem,

  • Help you understand what’s wrong,

  • Formulate a treatment plan that will take into account your lifestyle, activities, and general health; &

  • Work to prevent disease and disability through physical means.

Padstow Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Physiotherapists are:

  • experts in movement and function,

  • who work in partnership with their patients,

  • assisting them to overcome movement disorders,

  • which may have been present from birth,

  • acquired through accident or injury,

  • or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

 

Physiotherapy can help you:

  • recover from injury,

  • reduce pain and stiffness,

  • and increase mobility.

 

Our physiotherapists can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.

 

As first contact practitioners, a doctor's referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals will often work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What sort of treatment do physiotherapists use?

 

 

 

 

 

The following are common treatment methods physiotherapists may use:

  • exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles,

  • joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness,

  • soft tissue mobilisation / massage,

  • muscle re-education to improve control,

  • airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises

  • acupuncture / Dry Needling,

  • hydrotherapy,

  • Electrotherapy – Laser, TENS, Ultrasound, Interferential

  • assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs.

 

 

What type of patients do Physiotherapist treat?

 

  • WorkCover

  • Compulsory Third Party (CTP)

  • Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

  • Pensioners

  • Private

  • School Students

  • Babies