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.

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Our Physiotherapists have had great success treating

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