Physiotherapy  is a health care profession primarily concerned with the recovery and/or rehabilitation of impairments and disabilities (caused by injury or illness) and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

The most common symptom physiotherapists treat is pain coming from any musculo-skeletal structure.  Pain is often accompanied by restricted movement and/or weakness.  Physiotherapists are trained to diagnose the cause of the symptoms and then treat it if appropriate or refer you to someone who can.

The most important part of treatment is patient education and teaching the patient that they are in control of their recovery.  The second most important part of recovery after injury or illness is doing the right kind of exercise.  Massage, joint mobilisations and electrotherapy are treatments aimed at pain relief and releasing tightness and stiffness.

Physiotherapy will greatly improve your recover from sport injuries or surgery and may help relieve back and neck pain or headaches.

Common conditions treated by physiotherapists are:

  • Low back pain
    • Sciatica
    • Mechanical back pain
    • Joint sprain
    • Muscle spasm
    • Disc strain/degeneration                             
  • Neck pain
    • Whiplash
    • Rye neck (locked neck)
    • Muscle tension
    • Joint stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
    • rotator cuff tendinitis/osis/tear
    • frozen shoulder
    • biceps tendinitis
    • dislocation
    • humeral  fractures
  • Elbow pain
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfers elbow
  • Knee pain
    • Meniscal tears
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patella-femoral pain syndrome
    • Ligament injuries (ACL and MCL)
    • Patella dislocation
  • Ankle and foot pain

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