What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a vital healthcare profession dedicated to assessing, diagnosing, and treating conditions affecting an individual’s physical function and mobility. Physiotherapists, highly trained healthcare professionals, leverage their expertise in anatomy, physiology, and exercise therapy to aid in injury recovery, chronic condition management, disability prevention, and overall physical well-being improvement.

In Australia Physiotherapists are regulated by AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), physiotherapists hold a physiotherapy degree from accredited universities. Setting them apart from other healthcare professionals, physiotherapists possess the unique ability to diagnose conditions, enabling them to develop tailored rehabilitation plans, refer for scans or to other specialists, and advise on further investigations or treatments, including surgery if necessary.

Utilising various manual therapy techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation, acupuncture, and dry needling (with additional training), physio’s excel in addressing movement faults, technique issues, imbalances, and postural concerns. With a strong foundation in exercise and rehabilitation, they are adept at prescribing Pilates-style exercises, strength training regimens, and personalised training programs.

Physiotherapists conduct exercise programs targeting strengthening, core stability, work hardening, post-operative recovery, and facilitating safe return to sport or work. Moreover, they can design home exercise programs to empower individuals in continuing their progress outside of clinical settings.

Conditions Physiotherapists can Treat?

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for low back pain, hip pain, neck pain & headaches, shoulder pains, arm pains, foot & ankle pains.

Physio is much more than a pain relief modality however, physio is an important modality to help get you up and moving again.

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for:
  • Back Pain

  • Neck Pain & Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Post Operative Rehabilitation

  • Shoulder Pains

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Chest Physio

  • Tendonopathies

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Knee Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Workplace Injuries

  • Deconditioning

  • Bone Density

  • NDIS Physiotherapy

  • DVA Physiotherapy

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Our Physiotherapy Services

There are many different types of physiotherapy from 1:1 consultations to group sessions. Below are a few links of types of physiotherapy we provide;

Physio for Shoulder Pain

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for shoudler pains and discomfort. We will often have patients presenting with shoulder impingement, bursitis or rotator cuff tears. During a consultation we will help diagnose your cause of the shoulder pain and refer for scans when required. Understanding shoulder pain can be difficult as there are so many contributing factors ranging from posture, muscular imbalances, shoulder instability, history of dislocations to cases of surgery.

At Wilston Physiotherapy we work to regain your shoulder movement, improve your control and strengthen your shoulder so that you have return to work or sports of your choice.

Physio for Back Pain

Suffering from an acute back sprain or chornic low back pain can be very debilitating. At Wilston Physiotherapy we use the latsest evidence based practice to assess and diagnose the cause of your back pain and work to resolve it. What was the cause of your back pain? Did you sprain your back lifting something heavy? Have you had your back pain for a long time? Have you suddenly increased the amount of exercise you have been doing and caused yourself back pain? All of the above can be treated with Physiotherapy.

Hands on treatments can be good to help relieve the discomfort and the correct exercises can help you to continue to improve at home. We also work to improve your quality of movement or technique to ensure you minimise the chances of hurting yourself again.

Treatment for Tendinopathies

Achillies tendinopathy and tennis elbow can be difficult conditions to manage. Often they come on gradually and because tendons have a poor blood supply they can be slow to heal. Practitioners identify the cause of your tendinopathy, use treatments to help relieve your pains. We find strengthening exercises to be effective in the treatment of these conditions, however the exercise amount needs to be carefully monotored as doing too much will aggravate a tendinopathy, just as not enough will often result in a prolonged condition.

Exercise Physiotherapy

Exercises are an important part of treatment as physiotherapists use the correct exercises to help relief your pains, restore proper movement and strengthen your muscles and tendons. While hands on treatments are good to help relieve pain, exercises are important to help mak you more resilient and help prevent injuries from returning.

Chest Physiotherapy

Chest physiotherapy is important in helping heart and lung function. Physio can be effective by helping you improve your exercise tollerance through an exercise class or exercise program. They can also be effective in helping you to mobilise mucas through percussion, postural drainage and exercises, mobilise your mucas through percussion, vibrations and drainage and improve your airway clearance.

Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular physiotherapy is aimed at addressing disorders of the vestibular system, which is responsible for balance and spatial orientation. A vestibular physiotherapist uses exercises and techniques designed to help with symptomns such as dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and nausea.

Sports Physiotherapy

Sports physio is where the physiotherapist is specialised in sports rehabilitation, training and exercise. They are well suited to assessing your injuries to get an accurate diagnosis and rehabilitating you to get you back on the field as fast as they can.

They also may be used as game day therapists to respond to any onfield incidents and determine whether or not you should stay on the field. They may apply strapping, or bracing to help you get through the game if required.

Balance, Strength & Bone Density

Did you know your physiotherapist can help with muscle loss (sarcopenia) and bone density loss (osteopenia). Through our exercises classes, strength training can help stimulate the body to maintain your muscle mass and bone density.

Physiotherapist Near Me

Calum Fraser

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • 19 Years Experience

  • Worked with Professional Sports Teams

  • Manual Therapies

  • Dry Needling

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Pilates

Calum Fraser
Katherine Schindler

Physiotherapist Near Me

Katherine Schindler

  • Master in Physiotherapy studies

  • 15 Years Experience

  • Cross Fitter & Dragon Boater

  • Sports Injuries

  • Manual Therapies

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Studying Post Grad Physio

What happens during a Physiotherapy Consultation?

A physiotherapy consultation will go through a sequence of questions, tests and treatments to help identify the cause of your problems and to help you to continue to improve well after your consultation.

Subjective assessment: A subjective assessment is where the physiotherapist will ask a series of questions about your condition in order to identify what the causes of your symptoms are. We also screen you to make sure there are not any more serious underlying issues that may require medical attention or further scans/imaging. This assessment also helps us to understand you condition more and shapes our objective assessment.

Objective assessment: This is where we observe the area of concern. We observe your posture, any swelling or heat in the area and look at how you move. We may assess your techniques for certain movements that may aggravate your injury. We may look at the way your lift something, the way your squat or throw a ball to help understand how this injury affects you and what may be the underlying cause of your symptoms. We will also test your ligaments for laxity and your muscle strength and flexibility to assess for strains, tears or muscular imbalances.

Treatment: You physiotherapist may use a variety of treatments inculding but not limited to massage, mobilisations, dry needling, stretches and exercises for movement and strengthening. We may also help you to adjust your techniques, this may include your running technique or the way your squat or lift weights in the gym.

Plan: Your treatment will always offer you a way forwards and show you how you can continue to work on your condition yourself and help you to continue to improve. We will also offer advise on what exercises and activities will help you get stronger and what exercises to perhaps avoid or to use in smaller doses.

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