In Australia today physiotherapists are a vital part of any multidisclipinary health care team - from the Intensive Care Unit to the Olympic Games, you’ll find physiotherapists working alongside their medical colleagues and other health practitioners, to achieve the best possible patient care.
Private Practice is a field of physiotherapy that generally involves treating and managing musculoskeletal disorders in all age groups. Physiotherapists who practise in this area are have skills in assessment, diagnosis and management of a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including muscle, joint, ligament and tendon tears, exercise prescription, postural rehabilitation and advice on how clients can improve their fitness and strength.
Some of the symptoms and disorders that result from musculoskeletal dysfunctions include headaches, neck pain, back pain, disc bulges, sciatica, recurring sporting and soft tissue injuries. Physios are also highly skilled in post-surgery and post-trauma management...... the list is extensive.
Unfortunately, many members of the public still believe that physiotherapists only treat muscles, but South Australian Physiotherapists have for many years received international recognition for their skills in diagnosis as well as the repertoire of techniques they use in the management of joint and spinal conditions. In fact many physiotherapists also use manipulation techniques very similar to the 'adjustments' used by chriopractors and osteopaths.
What to expect from your Physio session
The physiotherapy profession recognises the importance of evidence based practice and actively encourages practitioners to consider scientific evidence when developing management programs. Physiotherapists are highly trained in assessing musculoskeletal disorders. The clinical reasoning processes employed by physios enables them to reach a diagnosis consistent with the findings of their clinical examination because they are highly skilled in their examination of patients. As a consequence they are able to plan treatment programmes that not only assist their patients' recovery but help them to self-manage and reduce their need for treatment.
LifeForce Physiotherapy Treatments
At LifeForce health solutions we pride ourselves on our caring hands-on treatments and in listening carefully to your concerns while taking careful note of your health history.
Our physiotherapists are highly experienced in spinal adjustments, postural rehabilitation, soft tissue release, dry needling, as well as in providing the necessary advice for both short and long term management of your condition.
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