Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve people with movement disorders.
Physiotherapy uses manual therapies, exercise programs and electrotherapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, neck and back pain, sprains, strains, bursitis, workplace and sports injuries, problems with posture, incontinence and reduced mobility. It can also speed recovery after many different types of surgery.
Physiotherapists draw upon a wide range of therapies, tailored to suit your individual needs. Some of these therapies include:
- Manual therapies – such as soft tissue massage, stretching, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and manipulation.
- Electrotherapy techniques – such as ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
- Exercise programs – such as posture retraining, muscle strengthening, cardiovascular training and stretching.
All of the above techniques allow your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to function better.