Physio

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through a physical means.

While it is well-known that physiotherapists treat injuries, increasing numbers of Australians are coming to physiotherapists when they want to take control of their health and stay well.

A typical session with a physiotherapist will be unique to your individual needs and health condition. Treatment will also depend on the presenting condition and the physiotherapists scope of practice. 

A ‘typical’ session may involve:

  • Assessing and diagnosing your condition and needs.

  • Working with you to set and attain goals - whatever they may be!

  • Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health

  • Prescribing exercise and physical aides if required.

Our physiotherapists may use a variety of treatments.

For example: 

  • Manual therapies such as mobilisation and manipulation to reduce joint stiffness, dysfunction and pain.

  • Soft tissue techniques such as trigger point therapies and massage to improve muscle function and reduce spasm.

  • Acupuncture and dry needling for reduction in pain and muscle spasm.

  • Specific muscle re-education programmes to improve neuro-muscular control of muscles and joints.

  • Exercise programs, to improve mobility and strengthen muscles

  • Assistance with the use of aids, e.g. splints, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs.

  • Casting and splinting.

"The leading physio practice on the northern beaches"

Physiotherapist Dee Why 

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