Physiotherapists aid in the recovery of injuries, the reduction of pain and stiffness, the enhancement of mobility, and the prevention of additional injury. They pay attention to your needs in order to create a treatment plan that is unique to your situation. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist because they are first-contact practitioners. Furthermore, in order to plan and manage treatment for a given injury/condition, physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals frequently collaborate as part of a team.
Physiotherapists are trained to examine your condition, diagnose the issue, and explain what’s wrong to you. Your therapy will be tailored to your lifestyle, activities, and overall health.
Physiotherapy can assist with:
- Musculoskeletal injuries such as back pain and neck pain
- Sporting injuries
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s Disease
- Cardiorespiratory conditions such as COPD
- Rehabilitation following bone fractures
- Mobility and gait aid retraining
- Rehabilitation for Oncology patients or patients recovering from cancer
- Chronic disease management such as arthritis and osteoporosis
Common Treatment Methods used by Physiotherapists:
- exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- muscle re-education to improve control
- airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
- soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to help you move around.
What to expect at a Physiotherapy appointment
A physiotherapy appointment will start with a comprehensive verbal (subjective) and visual (objective) assessment. This assessment is focused on identifying the cause of your pain/injury as well as other contributing factors.
Following the assessment, your physiotherapist will provide an explanation of your condition as well as what treatment methods would be beneficial in improving your condition.
Once you have understood the proposed treatment, your physiotherapist will then commence the treatment, which depending on your condition, can include: soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisations, trigger point therapy, taping and exercise prescription,
After the treatment has been completed, your physiotherapist will then discuss with you the proposed treatment plan in order to manage your injury independently and to prevent re-injury.
At the end of the session, there will be a discussion about your treatment plan and scheduling of your follow up appointment. You might also like to ask any questions to your physiotherapist regarding your injury and management.
in Balwyn North
Our wellness studio and physiotherapists are conveniently located at Greythorn Central in the suburb of Balwyn North. We service surrounding areas including Doncaster, Bulleen, Balwyn and Kew. Free parking is available adjacent to the studio just off Tannock Street.book an appointment
2a Tannock Street Balwyn North VIC 3104
Free public parking available adjacent to studio.
03 9816 3589
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm