Physiotherapy is an evidence-based manual treatment method that cares for, treats and helps prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. A physiotherapist will assess, diagnose and treat with the aim to 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.
How it works
Each individual’s treatment is tailored to suit their specific requirements and a physiotherapist will choose from a wide range of therapies, including:
– Manual therapies – These can include, joint manipulation and mobilisation (which includes spinal mobilisation), manual resistance training, and stretching.
– Exercise programmes – such as muscle strengthening, posture re-training, cardiovascular stretching and training
Most commonly treated conditions
Cancer, palliative care and lymphoedema
Continence and women’s health
Supporting older Australians
Paediatric (supporting infants and children)
Chris treats a broad spectrum of movement issues and also offers a specialty in chronic pain management.
Chris is consulting Saturdays by appointment.