What Is Physiotherapy?


Should you see a chiropractor or a physiotherapist? 

One of the most asked questions we get is what kind of practitioner you should go see so Peter breaks down the differences and the answer. 


Do you need an X-Ray? 

Do not let your X -ray define, check out our video to find out more.


How many times will I have to come to see the physio?

Some people think they will have to come in everyday for the rest of their lives and that’s simply not true, so let peter explain to you the truth.


How often should you go to physiotherapy? 


Are you a preferred provider?


Can you claim medicare on physiotherapy? 

Check out this video, to find the answer to one of the most commonly asked questions we get.


What should I wear to a Physiotherapy appointment?


How does Remedial Massage help?


What is the difference between Remedial Massage and a relaxation massage?


What is chronic pain?


What Is Dry Needling And How Does It Help?


Do I have to stop exercising?


Do you fit moon boots?


How will orthotics help me?


Do you treat kids feet?


Is physiotherapy the same as physical therapy?


Can physiotherapy help sciatica?


Why physiotherapy and not medicine?


Is Physiotherapist the same as Physical Therapist?

A Physiotherapist is the exact same as a physical therapist, the terms are used interchangeably. Physiotherapist is more commonly used in Australia, whilst Physical Therapist is the more common term in America.

The side effects of Physiotherapy are dependent on the type of treatment that you receive. Physiotherapy is the broad term, encompassing a large range of treatments by a Physiotherapist and, depending on your injury, you may be prescribed either one or a combination of these treatments.


What are the side effects of Physiotherapy?


How does Physiotherapy help arthritis?

Physiotherapy helps arthritis sufferers by increasing the amount of activity that they can do, whilst also decreasing their pain. A physiotherapist will be able to tailor an exercise program to the needs of a person with arthritis, that will be able to decrease pain, increase strength and get them back to the activities they enjoy.

As with any treatment, you may feel worse for a period following, however, the most important thing is that you communicate this with your physiotherapist. In some cases, this may be normal and expected, and your therapist will be able to explain this to you. In other cases, it may be abnormal and this allows your therapist to take the necessary steps to work with you to rectify your pain.


Why do I feel worse after Physiotherapy?


How quickly does Physiotherapy work?

Physiotherapy may have very fast pain relief in the early stages of treatment for many conditions, however the rate at which physiotherapy decreases pain is also dependent on the injury. Recent onset of pain often begins to subside after just one session, however unsurprisingly for chronic pain that has been an issue for many months/years, it may take longer to work.

Physiotherapists will use a combination of treatments throughout your rehab journey including massage where appropriate. Massage is a fantastic treatment option to help to relieve pain and help your muscles to relax around an aggravated or inflamed joint.


Do Physiotherapists use massage?


How should you feel after Physiotherapy?

How you feel after physiotherapy treatment will largely depend on what your injury is and what treatment was performed. Your physio should have communicated to you what to expect and the most important thing that you can do is to openly communicate with your therapist about how you feel after treatment. This allows us to tailor any future treatment to your individual wants and needs.


We are open! We have escalated our already stringent hygiene routines and are still here to support you. Whilst social distancing is important your pain and comfort is also our priority, which is why the Australia Government considers allied health an ‘essential’ service.


It is important that we help support the load of our amazing local GP’s during these testing times.


Should you be forced to self-isolate, or are in a high risk category, please call to discuss a video consultation - 

08 7226 9901 or visit Online Physiotherapy


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