Physiotherapy is not just massage!

This seems to be a common misconception. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that focuses on correcting movement dysfunction. Yes, physiotherapists employ massage techniques in treating their patients. Pain, stiffness, trigger points, muscle tension and other conditions respond well to massage, but it is just one modality in a long list of treatments that physiotherapists carry …

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Referrals not necessary

Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral before attending physiotherapy. However, if you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company, especially if it is a work-related injury or an injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident then it is necessary to see your …

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Physiotherapy is evidence-based

Science asks and answers questions by making observations and performing experiments. It searches for cause and effect relationships in nature. As a science-based practise, physiotherapy uses facts, theories and hypotheses and tests them against available data. Physiotherapy aims at promoting, restoring and maintaining physical health. Physiotherapy treatments are formulated after extensive research and observations before …

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Clinical research

Clinical research is vital in the field of physiotherapy. Physiotherapists rely on information from research to augment the knowledge they have already gained through their university education and continuing education courses. Physiotherapists use what is called “evidence-based practise” as the foundation for their treatments. This is based on quality controlled scientific research and clinical reasoning. …

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Benefits of physiotherapy

Many benefits are available to the public through the widening scope of physiotherapy. The profession addresses orthopaedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations. Many physiotherapists consult in private practice and we treat a wide array of conditions. Orthopaedic cases (this includes sports injuries, fractures, spinal pain and headaches to name …

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10 reasons why you should use a medical back extension machine in case of back pain

The back extension device (lumbar thoracic extension) is one of the most widely used devices in fitness centres, physiotherapy practices, rehabilitation centres, and hospital rehabilitation facilities worldwide. There is a wide range of exercise equipment and varying levels of quality. What should you pay attention to when using or buying a back extension machine? What are the advantages of …

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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals. As physiotherapists, we treat a wide array of conditions including: Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. disc prolapse) Headaches Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears) Fractures (e.g. broken arm) Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome) Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. following a knee replacement) …

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Each year, the RAAF was losing 7 man-years of productivity, mainly due to neck problems

Applying the world’s best practice for strength and conditioning to the RAAF’s fighter pilots. This two-part blog series provides a unique opportunity to learn about the demanding job of fighter pilots, how a pain-accepting culture had to be changed, and how device-based training has reduced pain and increased economic performance for the RAAF. The article, …

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