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What Does Physio Do?

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Choose physio - Your GP's most recommended health professional.

Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life. We help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and prevent further injury. We listen to your needs to tailor a treatment specific to your condition. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor's referral 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.



Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health.


The following are common treatment methods use by physiotherapists:


  • exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles

  • joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness

  • muscle re-education to improve control

  • airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises

  • soft tissue mobilisation (massage)

  • acupuncture and dry needling

  • hydrotherapy

  • assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to help you move around.


Physiotherapy is more than just musculoskeletal support. Physiotherapists extend their care to chronic health impacts, like heart disease and diabetes, and lesser-known pelvic floor issues. They’re experts in helping to reduce the alarmingly common health and safety issues associated with working in labour intensive industries, preventing injury as well as getting people back to work quickly and safely.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss more about your condition or injury, you are very welcome to give us a ring on 0431 325 611 or contact us via email: contact@breathephysio.com. We'd be honoured to hear from you.



Reference:

Australian Physiotherapy Association: Choose Physio- Help to improve quality of life: https://choose.physio/



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