This image shows a Physiotherapist applying pink kinesiology tape to a clients knee.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an approach to the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of pain, disorders of movement or optimisation of function to enhance the health and welfare of the community from an individual or population perspective.

Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose, treat/prevent disease and disability through physical means being experts in movement and function. Physiotherapy can help you recover quicker or help with ongoing management. Each treatment plan is designed to fit you as an individual and will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health.

What To Expect?

On your first visit to the Physiotherapist they will go through a thorough case history and ask you questions about your current symptoms or injury, medical history, any medications you are taking or other factors related to your health and wellbeing that may be related to your concerns. This allows your Physiotherapist to get a full picture of what may be causing your symptoms and other factors that may be influencing them.

Once your Physiotherapist has finished going through your medical history, they will go through a range of tests to help determine what your pain may be and how to best treat and manage that diagnosis. This may include orthopaedic testing, neurological testing, movement testing or postural assessments. To ensure that the examination being performed can be achieved efficiently it is asked that you wear comfortable and appropriate clothing that will not restrict your movement.

Following this assessment your Physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for you and your treatment will then begin. In conjunction with Exercise prescription and some hands on techniques your Physiotherapist may also prescribe a home exercise program, ergonomic advice and lifestyle advice to compliment your in-person treatment.

Conditions Physiotherapy Can Treat:

Following Joint Surgery to repair meniscus, tendons, ligaments (e.g. ACL)

Tendonitis and tendon tears

Muscle weakness and muscle tears

Movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Neck Pain

Various forms of Arthritis including Osteoarthritis

Lower Back Pain

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs)

General problems involving balance and falls risk

Shoulder Pain and Impingement

Back pain and Sciatica

Disc-related conditions including Degenerative Disc Disease

Sporting Injuries

Joint Dislocation and/or Joint Instability

After a joint replacement (Total Knee Replacement, Hip Arthroplasty)


Headaches and Migraines

Treatment Techniques:

* 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/Deep tissue massage
* Dry needling
* Hydrotherapy
* Assistance with use of braces, crutches, walking sticks to help you move around

Our Physiotherapists:

Do you need a Referral?

Private Clients do not need a referral from your general practitioner (GP) or other medical specialist to book in for a Physiotherapy Appointment.

If you are eligible for the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan, your GP must write a referral to receive Physiotherapy.

Referrals also need to be obtained if being seen under Work Cover or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)