By | March 28, 2023

Physiotherapy, or physio as it is most commonly called, is a health profession which is aimed at the assessment, maintenance and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body.

When our body does not perform at an optimal biomechanical level, problems can arise causing movement dysfunctions (not moving properly). These dysfunctions may lead to areas of pain or injury, resulting in decreased performance.
Physiotherapists look at the factors which contribute to the problem or presenting complaint of the client. By addressing poor posture, improper exercise techniques, muscle imbalances, poor work practices and inefficient movement patterns, physiotherapy aims to provide a speedy recovery from injury and longer lasting relief.

Our physiotherapists will listen to you describe what you are feeling and ask suitable questions to gain information that will assist them in their clinical examination of the area/s involved in your problem. We believe in addressing your presenting issue by treating you as a whole person who has feelings and goals, rather than simply being a set of symptoms. It is important for both you and the physio to be involved in your recovery process, where we both work together on a healing pathway. You will be encouraged to make a commitment to this team approach, with the shared aim being relief and recovery from your physical problem. This enables you to be once again active and feel healthier as quickly as possible.

There will be times when physiotherapy is used as an adjunct to other health care, such as recovery from surgery or in accordance with medical advice.

Physiotherapy uses a wide range of assessment techniques to determine what the cause of the problem is and where the painful or weak structure lies, causing the symptom/s. Then the physiotherapist is able to determine what the best treatment pathway will be to restore function. This pathway is where you become involved and will work with the physio to reach recovery.

Physio treatments vary depending on what the presenting physical condition is. Commonly our clients can expect to receive treatment techniques from the following list:

• Joint mobilisation therapy
• Muscle release therapy
• Pelvic floor muscle training
• Bladder training
• Massage
• Core muscle training
• Physio exercise program
• Gait (walking/running) retraining
• Movement awareness training
• Balance training
• Dry needling
• Strength training & rehabilitation
• Postural advice/education
• Therapeutic ultrasound
• Trigger point release

An accurate assessment by your skilled physiotherapist in the Physiotherapy for Women clinic, will determine the most appropriate course of treatment that is best for you as an individual. We strongly encourage participation in your treatment program to facilitate recovery.