Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.
Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
Of course this list is by no means exhaustive, so if you have a question or specific problem, contact Performance Physiotherapy to find the best treatment for you.
However, you will need a doctor’s referral and associated documentation if you are a worker’s compensation, motor vehicle accident or DVA patient, or are being referred through the Medicare Plus program.
Please bring any additional information that may be relevant, such as x-rays or scans, to help us assess your condition as efficiently as possible.
For example, if we are assessing shoulder a singlet is ideal, or if your pain is in your knee a pair of shorts is preferable. If your pain may be related to your shoes or other clothing or equipment, please bring them too.
Please also bring any additional information including your x-rays, scans and reports.
Subsequent visits will take approximately 30 minutes.
Treatment times will vary depending on the problem area treated and the types of treatment used.