Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. It aims to restore optimal physical function and performance by addressing imbalances or dysfunction that may cause pain and reduced mobility.
Physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapy, which means we are “hands on” with our patients near La Trobe University. This may include massage and joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching, which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques.
Physiotherapists are specialised in the musculoskeletal system, and are often recommended by GP’s due to their expertise in reducing damage, stiffness and pain caused by various conditions. An initial consultation involves a thorough assessment and informed diagnosis which considers relevant symptoms and your medical history. Your treatment options are diverse and will be discussed with you before treatment commences. Physiotherapists can develop treatment and management plans that suit your needs and will most effectively address the specific diagnosis.
When you come to see our La Trobe University physio clinic for your injury needs you can expect:
Physiotherapy is trusted by sports professionals, families and everyday Australians for the effective treatment of a range of conditions which cause pain and reduced mobility.
By addressing poor posture, improper techniques, muscle imbalances, poor work practices, or other bad habits the our experienced physiotherapists are able to address these issues and hence treat the patient as a whole. This approach reduces the likelihood of the same injury happening again in the future and also reduces any worsening of the condition or any more degeneration/dysfunction of the patients condition.
We are able to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of musclo-skeletal and orthopaedic conditions such as:
At Muscle Joint Bone near La Trobe University, we address the cause of your pain as opposed to just the symptoms. We treat each patient as an individual, which leads to faster relief and a greater chance of complete recovery. In the case of chronic conditions, addressing your entire life and not just your pain allows us to improve your ability to get the most out of every day. With 3 clinics near La Trobe University we can offer quality care, open 7 days a week.
Physiotherapists specialise in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions, working with people of all ages and activity levels. While many people believe that physio treatment is only required after a sporting injury, this is not the case. The range of treatments available in physiotherapy also benefit people who want to improve their posture or strength, recover from surgery, prevent injury or suffer from a chronic condition.
The benefits of physiotherapy include: