Physio’s are university trained health professionals trained in a wide range of “physical therapy” skills.
We are primary care practitioners who can effectively diagnose your muscle- skeletal problem. Once we have determined the injury diagnosis (the whats wrong) and considered the contributing causes to your problem (the why) we can then initiate an optimal treatment plan with you based on your goals.
Treatments can include “hands on” therapies (link) such as manual therapies, joint mobilisation/ manipulation, soft tissue massage techniques. It is also critical that we give you the tools to solve your problem with clear advice and active therapies including key specific exercises.
Other adjuncts to treatment include taping, bracing/splinting as well as dry needling/western acupuncture and latest technologies such as Shock Wave Therapy, EMG biofeedback and Real Time Ultrasound (links).