Swanston Street Medical Centre offers physiotherapy services by highly skilled physiotherapists who specialise in a broad range of treatment services.
Moreover, a number of our physiotherapists have post graduate qualifications and special interests. In short, our philosophy is to provide a high quality physiotherapy service, with adequate time to ensure effective treatment.
Physiotherapy uses physical techniques to improve movement, reduce pain and stiffness, speed up the healing process and increase quality of life.
Physiotherapists diagnose and manage a broad range of conditions with the bones, muscles, cardiovascular system, nerves and other parts and systems of the body. Furthermore, they can help people to manage chronic diseases, give lifestyle advice, prescribe exercises and aids to help people manage better, and give advice.
When you go to see a physiotherapist, they might:
- massage areas of your body
- manipulate your joints
- stretch your muscles
- give you exercises to do
A physiotherapist will assess your condition and help you with physical problems. To explain, these might have come about because of an accident or injury, or you might have had them most of your life.
Most important, all physiotherapists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). To clarify, they must be qualified, have insurance and be continuing their education.
Physiotherapy treatment services
There are many types of treatment services, for example:
- Compensable injuries (WorkCover or motor vehicle accidents)
- Occupational physiotherapy
- Sports physiotherapy
- Physio exercise classes
- Women’s health
- Upper limb and hand
- Hospital inpatient services
- Orthopaedic / musculoskeletal injuries
- Headache treatment
- Vestibular disorders & rehabilitation
- Dry needling
- Enhanced primary care (EPC) clients
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ Disorder)
Self management strategies (including home exercises) form an important part of patient education and best management practice. In addition, appropriate information sheets are provided to patients.