What is Physiotherapy?

September 3 2017
By Joe Pashley (Physiotherapist at Myers St. Family Medical Practice)


Physiotherapy is the most commonly referred to Allied Health Service by General Practitioners. Physio’s help people with all kinds of movement disorders ranging from strokes to sports injuries, vertigo to foot pain, and minor muscle strains to spinal cord injuries. WE GET PEOPLE MOVING WELL. Physiotherapy uses a range of evidence based treatments to improve people’s health and decrease pain. Our education is based on scientific research and that is why we often work side by side with doctors to get the best outcome for our patients.

Some examples of the treatment a physiotherapist may use are:

  • Education on your injury and how best to manage it
  • Joint mobilisation to improve joint movement
  • Rehabilitation programs to return to an activity or sport
  • Massage to decrease muscle tension
  • Taping techniques to limit painful movement or support an injured area
  • Exercise therapy to strengthen and encourage correct movement patterns
  • Plus many more therapies like dry needling, Pilates programs, and stretches

If you have an issue that may benefit from physiotherapy, call to schedule an appointment with Joe Pashley at 03 5229 5192 (Myers Street Family Medical Practice) or 03 5241 6129 (The Cottage Medical Centre).