Physiotherapy aims to identify the cause of your symptoms. This is the area that is responsible for causing the pain or dysfunction. Treatment directed at correcting this cause is the first step on your road to regaining optimal physical function and relieving your pain.
Firstly, you will sit down with your physio and explain the reason for your visit. Some questions to establish the problem, and a physical examination to assess the injury are used to map out a treatment program. This is then discussed with you before treatment begins.
As the name suggests physiotherapy is the application of physical therapies. This means that most of what is done involves use of the physio’s hands – mobilisation, massage, stretching, taping and manipulation – in conjunction with exercises, heat/cold, posture re-education and movement retraining.
At times your physio may suggest referral to another discipline if it is likely to assist resolution of your symptoms. This can be done either within the clinic or with a professional of your choice. Several people working together towards a common goal will improve your result.
Physiotherapists are a first contact practitioner, so a GP referral is not required for consultation.
QSMC has the most Sports Physiotherapists under one roof in Queensland with seven practising APA Sports Physiotherapists.
QSMC Osteopaths play an important adjunctive role to the manual therapy skills of the centre.
QSMC Pilates is the integration of physiotherapy therapeutic exercise, real time ultrasound and clinical Pilates.
A Sports Physician is someone who is qualified as a regular GP, and has then done extensive additional training in the area of Sports Medicine.
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