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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an allied health profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

By advanced and effective methods and techniques a skilled and experienced physiotherapist can assist in the recovery from injury. By targeting problem areas they can increase movement and mobility while lessening the pain and discomfort felt by clients. In addition to physical treatments physiotherapists can also conduct tailored treatment plans to aid in recovery.

Does a Physiotherapist Appointment Require a Referral?

No, a referral from your GP isn’t needed to visit a physiotherapist. Like doctors and other health practitioners and professionals, physiotherapists work across multiple disciplines to deliver the best plan to manage the treatment of their client’s specific issue.

What sort of treatment do physiotherapists at Head2Toe use?

The Physiotherapists at Head2Toe have the highest levels of training to diagnose problems based on personalised and detailed assessments. Taking into account features like general health, lifestyle and physical activities our assessments are tailored to deliver the best results.

At Head2Toe we offer

  • A one-on-one comprehensive treatment
  • 30-minute consultations
  • We NEVER treat more than one patient at a time
  • If you’ve ever been left in a room with a hot pack, while your physio treats one or more people at the same time, you will love the Head2Toe difference.

Our Physiotherapists Routinely Use the Following Methods for Treatment:

  • Dry Needling
  • Mobility Improvement and Muscle Strengthening Exercises
  • Massaging and Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Pain and Stiffness Reduction
  • Training and assistance for clients with mobility aids including: crutches, walking sticks, splints, and wheelchairs

What is the difference between Physiotherapy other allied health professions similar to it?

Physiotherapy is the Physical Branch of Western Medicine. As in, it is the extension of your usual medical treatment beyond what your General Practitioner or specialist can provide.

Although we do look at your whole body with respect to your particular injury, physiotherapy focuses on the site of the injury and treats all the structures in that area which they deem as being too weak, too tight, too loose or biomechanically wrong.

We provide in-rooms treatment, but also aim to give you the information and programs to allow you to take control of your problem and help you rehabilitate and prevent further problems.

Other allied health professions which are similar to physiotherapy are based on theories which suggest that the Spine and Central Nervous System are responsible for all your problems, therefore a healthy and aligned spine will allow your body to heal naturally. Due to this they tend to focus on your spine and pelvis as the source of treatment, and provide regular adjustments to your spine to aid recovery.

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