What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a profession concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the body and its injuries to restore physical function and performance.
How can Physiotherapy help me?
Physiotherapy aims to identify the cause of your symptoms. This is the area that is responsible for causing pain or dysfunction.
Treatment directed at correcting this cause is the first step on your road to regaining optimal physical function and relieving your pain. Often further work to address postural or movement imbalances or weakness will enhance this process and help prevent further problems.
What can I expect in my first Physiotherapy appointment?
Firstly, you will sit down with your physio and explain the reason for your visit. Some questions to establish the problem, and a physical examination to assess the injury are used to map out a treatment program. This is then discussed with you before treatment begins.
What will the Physiotherapy treatment involve?
As the name suggests physiotherapy is the application of physical therapies. This means that most of what is done involves use of the physio’s hands – mobilisation, massage, stretching, taping and manipulation – in conjunction with exercises, heat/cold, posture re-education and movement retraining.
Will I need to see anyone else?
At times your physio may suggest referral to another discipline if it is likely to assist resolution of your symptoms. This can be done either within the clinic or with a professional of your choice. Several people working together towards a common goal will improve your result.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
Physiotherapists are a first contact practitioner, so a GP referral is not required for consultation.
Physiotherapy uses a variety of advanced clinical assessment and treatment techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. Your physiotherapist will use their expert knowledge of the human body and highly specialised skills to help aid the healing process and reduce pain and stiffness. By diagnosing muscle imbalances and restoring normal biomechanics, physiotherapy can help prevent further pain and injury.
Our relaxed, friendly staff ensure the highest standard of care is delivered to each and every client in our clinic. We’ll map out your rehabilitation programme and set goals and objectives that will help your recovery – whether that be following your surgery, following your weekend sporting activities or your difficulty performing normal daily activities.
Coral Coast Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic provides the expertise required to minimise the impact of your injury and to facilitate the optimal return to your recreational and work commitments. We offer a wide variety of physiotherapy and sports medicine related services – to people of all ages, activity levels and backgrounds – including:
- Injury prevention
- Sports rehabilitation
- Neck and low back pain
- Balance and coordination
- Maintenance of functional mobility
- Alleviating pain
- Post-op rehabilitation
- Headaches & TMJ dysfunction
- Clinical Pilates
- Remedial Massage
- Hydrotherapy programs
- Exercise Physiology & prescription
Private Health Insurance Rebates:
All of our physiotherapists are university qualified and registered to allow private health fund rebates. Instant claims are available via our onsite Hicaps system.