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What are Physio's roles in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting to us as the biggest public health challenge of our lives. It is testing our health system and each of us like nothing before it.

Physiotherapists are playing an important role in combating the impact of this pandemic and maintaining the health of our community. Some of us are at the frontline in the acute setting, particularly in ICUs treating respiratory disease. Others are taking pressure off medical teams in the emergency department or working towards early discharge of patients to free up hospital beds.

For community physiotherapists and physiotherapists working in private practices, we contribute to minimising the impact of COVID-19 by keeping individuals healthy in the community and out of hospital. Having had the non-essential, elective surgery postponed, it is even more important for individuals who are affected continue to receive conservative pain relief, rehabilitation, treatment and support.

We understand it is critical that vulnerable community members such as the elderly, those with a disability and those in rural and remote communities continue to access physiotherapy services.

Breathe Physio & Pilates has moved quickly to adapt models of care for our patients. We are now providing Bulk Billed telehealth for patients who have GP referral for Chronic Disease Management Plan. To find out more, please visit Telehealth for Coronavirus. Alternatively, you can ring us on 0431 325 611 or get in touch via email:

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