What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an established health care profession, offering a wide range of skills for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disorders of human movement, injury or disease.

The primary focus of physiotherapy is the restoration of function in the individual.  A physiotherapist is a person who is skilled in assessing and diagnosing problems with your muscles, joints, bones, respiratory system and nervous system.  They then expertly plan and administer treatment and specific programmes that aim to restore motion or minimise dysfunction, disease, pain, reduce stiffness and maximise functional mobility.

Physiotherapists employ a wide range of skills to achieve the above including:

  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Muscle balancing techniques
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise for strength, power and endurance
  • Re-education of motion
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relaxation
  • Dry Needling
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Swedish / Trigger point / Deep tissue / stretching massage


Common conditions treated by a physiotherapists include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Back and neck problems including sciatica, disc problems, locked joints and headaches.
  • Sporting injuries including ankle sprains and tennis elbow.
  • Acute orthopaedic conditions such as whiplash and motor vehicle injuries.
  • Arthritic conditions.
  • Rehabilitation of injuries such as hip, knee and shoulder conditions and reconstructions.
  • Industrial and work related injuries.
  • Posture related problems.
  • Ante and postnatal care.


All Central Baldivis Physiotherapists are registered with AHPRA, the national health accreditation body and as such must meet their stringent standards for ongoing education and compliance with best practice.