Physiotherapy is an allied health service that develops a person’s mobility. According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “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.”
The APA also notes that “GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.” That common need is also seen here in our community, with physiotherapy rating as the 8th most searched NDIS support in 2016.