Physiotherapy – Where Science and Art Meet
- Physiotherapy is a professional, highly credible and natural medical treatment option offered to all Australians to improve quality of life. The primary focus of physiotherapy is the restoration of function.
- Physiotherapists assess and diagnose the problem, then plan and administer treatment programs that aim to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury.
- Physiotherapists strive to improve an individual’s quality of life by physical means. A combination of manual therapy, movement training and physical and electrophysical agents are used to achieve this. Adequate education provided to Australians will lead to the prevention of many physical problems and this is a priority area for physiotherapists.
Australian physiotherapists are registered health care professionals with university qualifications. Kenneth, our physiotherapist, completed his studies at the highly regarded University of Sydney.
Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems. Physiotherapists also help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body. Physiotherapy includes a wide range of specialties that meet the health needs of different people such as babies and children, sports people, pregnant women, injured workers and senior citizens.
All physiotherapists registered to practise in Australia are qualified to provide safe, effective health care. Kenneth is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and makes an extra commitment to quality health care. He is also a member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Australia. APA physiotherapists are required to undertake continuing professional development programs to keep themselves up to date and to abide by a Code of Conduct which sets out expected standards of professional conduct.
What can you expect from our Physiotherapist?
You can expect our physiotherapist to:
- deliver a professional service
- discuss your treatment options and agree on some treatment goals with you
- provide information about your physiotherapy program
- explain specific treatments to you
- respect your rights, dignity, privacy, feelings and cultural customs
- respect the confidentiality of your professional relationship
- communicate with your doctor if necessary