How Can Physiotherapy Help you?
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.
Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.
As first contact practitioners, a doctor's referral is not necessary 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 physiotherapists may use:
- exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- muscle re-education to improve control
- soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs.
At ReadyGo Physio, we have 3 physiotherapists each with their own specialty. Although our Physiotherapists are more than capable of treating any musculoskeletal conditions, each Physiotherapist has engaged in extra post-graduate education to hone and build their skills in their field of interest.
Jason has an interest in treating spinal injuries (back and neck pain) and have been trained by some of the nation's best spinal physiotherapists. He is also a credentialed McKenzie therapist, which is a method well-known to the physiotherapists and the health community for treating spinal cases in a very systematic method so nothing gets missed! He also works closely with Universities with research projects on treatment and prevention of spinal injuries/pain.
Rebecca is our Pilates physiotherapists, who has a passion for treating your sporting injuries and rehabilitating your core muscles. She is extremely thorough in her assessment and treatment to ensure you obtain the right diagnosis and reach your goals sooner.
Sukhi is our newest addition to the ReadyGo team, and she has already proven to be more than capable of treating her patients. She has a very keen interest in treating upper extremity injuries such as your tennis elbow, wrist overuse injuries, and also the "over-used" shoulders!
Call us on 8094 8610 to find out more on how we can fix your pain!
Reference: credit to Australian Physiotherapy Association - for the information above. ReadyGo Physio does not take any credit for the information provided above.