With World Physiotherapy Day quickly approaching, we went back to basics to explain what a Physiotherapist is, what they treat, and what you should expect when you see a Physiotherapist.
A Physiotherapist is a university trained health professional whose goal is to help their patients improve their health. We use hands-on treatment techniques combined with exercise prescription to resolve or improve a range of different health issues or concerns.
We’re trained to work with sudden injuries, chronic conditions, rehabilitation, management of an existing problem, or injury prevention.
You may not know that Physios can treat more than back pain, neck pain, muscle tears or sprains. While many people come to see us with these common forms of muscle or joint disorders, we can help with many other conditions too, including:
You don’t necessarily need to be experiencing pain or a specific injury to see a Physiotherapist, it may just be a matter of wanting to safely and effectively improve your overall health, or you may feel that your body isn’t working as well as it could.
In our treatments, we use a range of techniques including hands-on therapy, education, dry needling, and Ultrasound. Where appropriate, we can also develop challenging exercise programmes for you to carry out at home, at your gym or within supervised classes here in our Pilates Studio or Gym.
We believe that Physiotherapy can be a powerful and useful form of treatment for many people, which can not only help to identify the cause of a problem, but show you how to solve it as well.
To book your initial appointment with one of Move’s experienced Physios online, click here, otherwise please call us on 8373 5655. Our friendly reception team will be able to answer any questions you may have, and let you know how to get started.
To learn more about World Physiotherapy Day, click here.