Physiotherapists at Queensland Physio Group have an extensive array of expertise and education.
A Physiotherapist can assess, diagnose, treat, and work to prevent disease and dysfunctions of the Musculoskeletal System. Physio treatment can reduce pain and stiffness; improve joint and muscle movement; provide injury prevention and speed up recovery from injury. A large part of a Physiotherapists job is to help you understand what is happening and educate you as to what you can do to help improve your physical health and work with you on physical and health goals.
Physiotherapists often maintain a holistic approach to healthcare by working in conjunction with other professionals such as general practitioners and other allied health therapists; however, you do not require a referral to see a Physio.
Every session is tailor made to your specific condition and presentation, and your treatment plan is developed taking into consideration your lifestyle, activities, abilities, and general health.
Some of the common treatment methods used by Physios may include:
- exercise programs to improve mobility, balance and strength
- joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- muscle re-education to improve control
- airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises for cardiorespiratory issues
- soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- acupuncture and dry needling
- injury prevention education
- assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to assist mobility
Some of the most common reasons that people visit a physio may include:
- Pain (Back, shoulder, neck, hip etc)
- Muscle sprains, strains and tears
- Pre and post-natal care
- Sport and workplace injuries and rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation following surgery
- Maintaining healthy movement into senior years
- Reduced range of motion