What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well.

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.

Our Physiotherapists have had great success treating:

  • Back Pain & Sciatica
  • Hip, Knee and Ankle Injuries
  • Neck Pain & Head aches
  • Whiplash & Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pain during Pregnancy (Pre and Post Natal)
  • Spinal instability
  • Mobility, movement, and Postural dysfunction
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management
  • Balance and Stability
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation (ABI, Stroke)
  • Children’s postural and physical screening
  • Work Related Injuries

Examples of how our Physiotherapists can help you:

“John, a 47-year-old male who has suffered a lower back injury at work (concreter) presents to the GP for further opinion and management. The patient is referred promptly to a Doveston Health Physio the same dayand he is treated by a Physiotherapist immediately. After a thorough assessment the Physiotherapist is able to diagnose a low level acute disc pathology. Through a combination of hands on techniques (lumbar joint mobilisations and soft tissue treatment) combined with appropriate exercise prescription, the Physiotherapist is able to decrease the acute pain, increase pain free range of movement. This allows John to return to work within days and minimises his time away from work and reduces further risk of re-injury in the future. Further strength training and follow up with the Exercise Physiologist ensures limits regression.”