Physiotherapy is quite a well-known profession; however, people may not be aware of the range of services that physiotherapists provide.
A physiotherapist is a university-qualified allied health professional. It is often thought of as a profession that helps sports people or decreases muscle aches and pains.
Physiotherapists work with people of all ages and with all types of medical conditions and disabilities.
According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life. They help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and prevent further injury. They listen to your needs to tailor a treatment specific to your condition. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists, Doctors, and other health professionals will often work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.”
Within the NDIS, Physiotherapists assist people living with disabilities with things such as:
- Accessing appropriate assistive equipment such as prosthetics, braces and walking aids
- Improving their strength, balance and mobility
- Improving or managing incontinence
- Improving or managing breathing and airway clearance
- Decreasing pain
- Decreasing risk of falling
At Community Therapy, our physiotherapists support people over the age of 18 to work towards their goals and live enriched and meaningful lives.
If you would like to learn more about Community Therapy’s physiotherapy services please click here or if you would like to read about our NDIS services please click here. Call us on 1300 031 935 or better yet, come and see us at the Hunter Disability Expo, Friday or Saturday, April 3 or 4 at Newcastle Racecourse.