Reasons To See A Physio

In Physiotherapy, the therapist evaluates and treat mobility or physical function problems related to eg; injury, disability, disease or medical condition. Licensed physios are everywhere. They can be found in a range of healthcare settings like, private practices, rehab centers, hospitals, schools, home and fitness settings, home health, hospices, government agencies, occupational settings and research centres. A therapist helps take care of patients in all phases of healing, from evaluation to diagnosis through the treatment or restorative and preventive stages of recovery.

An individual does not need a doctor’s order or referral to visit a physio as they can seek therapy by themselves if they feel they’re having problems with their physical function or mobility.

Physiotherapy can be standalone or it may support other treatments. Either way, an individual who visits a physio can expect to undergo a physical exam including their health history, testing procedures which includes but not limited to testing of postures, movement and flexibility, muscle and joint motion and performance. After the evaluation, a therapist will give its diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and short and long term goal to the patient. The next part will be the treatment and intervention based on the evaluation result. Then self-management or physio recommendations like exercise or other techniques for fast recovery and movement independence.


Physios can treat different types of medical conditions such as but not limited to;
  • Sports injuries like concussions, sprains/strains, regain normal range of motion, strength, and functional mobility after a fracture, tennis elbow, etc.
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction like back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis and so much more
  • Neurological conditions like spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, head injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, includes muscle strength to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy etc
  • Women’s and children’s health
  • Pediatric conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Post Surgery
  • Pregnancy


What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
  • To reduce or eliminate pain without the use of opioids
  • Avoid surgery
  • Improved mobility and physical functions
  • Recover from injury and prevent future injuries
  • Recover from stroke or paralysis
  • Prevents fall or Improved gait and balance
  • Management of age-related medical issues
  • Manage heart and lung related issues
  • Wound care
  • Manage diabetes and vascular conditions through an exercise plan

A physio can help an athlete to maximize their performance through strengthening specific parts of the body and using muscles in new ways and can advise individuals about the benefits specific to their personal medical history and their need for treatment.

If you have questions or you need help for yourself or for someone you care about, book with PhysioCall Gladstone today.

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