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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy encompasses the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of any musculoskeletal injury or neurological condition in the body and involves a variety of therapeutic methods to resolve an injury. Our practitioners treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and these are not just limited to the back and spine. Physiotherapy covers any injury that the body can sustain ranging from lower back or neck pain through to shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee and foot/ankle. At Gladesville Healthcare we understand the importance of incorporating a multidisciplinary approach in the management of your condition.

What does a physiotherapist treat?

  • Musculoskeletal conditions

  • Neck and back pain

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Wrist and Elbow injuries

  • Hip and knee pain

  • Ankle sprains

  • Muscle strains and tears

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Sports injuries

  • Sciatica

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Dizziness and vertigo

  • Paraesthesia

  • Post surgical rehabilitation (spinal surgery, shoulder surgery, hip surgery, knee surgery, ankle surgery and foot surgery)

  • Cardiopulmonary conditions (eg: asthma, COPD, cardiovascular rehab ie: by-pass surgery)

Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?

GPs or specialists refer many of our physiotherapy patients. As physiotherapists are first contact practitioners, it is not a requirement to have a referral to see them. Your physiotherapist will closely work with your existing healthcare team (eg: GP, specialist, chiropractor, massage therapist) to ensure everyone is aware of the treatment being conducted and maximise the benefits of other treatment provider's therapies. Talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for a CDM treatment plan under Medicare.