Physiotherapy Services

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science-backed treatment that assists people affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. If you are suffering from physical pain that affects your mobility, muscle strengthening, flexibility, or ability to go about normal daily duties, you can significantly improve your life and lifestyle opportunities by seeking the advice and treatment of a physiotherapist.
At our Ramsay Health Plus physio clinics, our physiotherapists are experts in assessing and treating people with pain, stiffness or reduced function resulting from injury, surgery or a chronic condition. They work closely with you to treat your pain and improve your ability to move and function effectively, helping you return to the active lifestyle you enjoy.

 

We offer solutions for those seeking physiotherapy services for healthy ageing, recovery from illness or injury, or to optimise overall health and wellbeing, to name a few. We understand the main reasons people request help is because their physical pain hinders them living the lives they want to lead. In a consultation, we ask some simple questions about your pain, activity levels and goals then perform a range of tests to help develop a treatment plan designed specifically to meet your needs. We then continue to re-assess you throughout your treatment program, progressing you along the way.
Our Physiotherapists use scientific evidence to guide the examination and treatment of people with a wide range of conditions affecting muscles, joints, balance, coordination, the nervous system and your heart and lungs.

Benefits of Physiotherapy Services

Evidence based

Our Physiotherapy treatment is a highly researched, proven method of guiding the body gently and effectively to rebuilding the body’s flexibility, function and muscle mass.

Effective

Physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for conditions in muscles, joints, balance, coordination, nervous system, heart and lungs.

Adjustable

Physiotherapy is a combination of techniques designed for specific physical ailments and can be adjusted at any time if needed.

Trusted

With a qualified, experienced and knowledgeable practitioner, physiotherapy is a highly trusted, evidence-based treatment option.

Monitored

As your treatment plan progresses, physiotherapy allows you to track your improvement easily as your body continues to grow stronger.

Health-fund friendly

Check with your private health fund provider covers you for physiotherapy, as it is often included in standard extras.

Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapists will start by performing an assessment to understand your main problems and how they can help you. A treatment plan will then be developed after understanding your goals and how you would like to be helped. Treatments may involve ‘hands on’ manual therapy, exercise therapy or education for self-management of conditions. Hydrotherapy or gym-based exercise programs may also be incorporated into your treatment plan. Physiotherapists will often work with other health professionals such as doctors, dieticians and psychologists to give you the best chance of a successful outcome.
No. A physiotherapist is often called a physical therapist in North American regions.

According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. There are a number of specialties of physiotherapy including (but not limited to) musculoskeletal/orthopaedic, neurological, cardiorespiratory, paediatrics (working with children), geriatrics (working with older people), and women’s and men’s health.

Physiotherapists work in all sectors of healthcare, including public and private hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, aged care homes, sporting clubs and community health centres. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor's referral 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 have been in integral part of the health care system for many years. Physiotherapists are needed to assist people with reducing their pain, improving mobility and fitness, improving their posture and joint mobility and gaining a better understanding of how to manage their disease or condition.

In Australia, a referral is not required to be able to see an allied health professional such as a physiotherapist, although it is often helpful for you to bring as much information about your health history as well as any specific medical or surgical details that relate to your reason for seeing a physiotherapist. There are a few exceptions to this, where you will need to obtain a referral from your GP prior to attending our clinic. This includes:

  • Workers Compensation Claims
  • CTP (Third Party) Road Accident Claims
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Claims
  • Medicare Claims (e.g. Chronic Disease Management referral)

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