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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is physiotherapy and what types of problems can it help?

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  • Ann Wu

    Physiotherapist

    Ann is a sports physiotherapist specialising in all sporting injuries from foot injuries through to knee pain and sports related back and neck pain.Ann has … View Profile

    Physiotherapy is a profession with expert knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries. In addition, physiotherapists are experts in movement analysis and exercise prescription and can help with the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life.
    Problems that physiotherapists can address range from the following:

    • Back and neck pain
    • Headaches
    • Muscle strains
    • Joint sprains
    • Post-operative care and rehabilitation
    • Acute and chronic injuries
    • Posture and alignment problems
    • Sciatica
    • Adolescent and children’s growing pains
    • Preventative health – biomechanical analysis of gait
    • Neurological conditions such as stroke rehabilitation

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    Sandra McFaul

    Physiotherapist

    Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain or neck pain? Based in SYDNEY, Sandra is 1 of ONLY 15 Physiotherapists in Australia with ADVANCED … View Profile

    Physiotherapy is a broad ranging profession as Ann described above. 

    Most people know physiotherapy with respect to helping musculoskeletal pain - ie pain that comes from muscles, joints, discs, ligaments and discs.  There are many different types of treatment method or styles. 

    If you are looking for an active approach, to be shown how to relieve the pain with specific and effective exercises and learn how to stop it from coming back..... I would recommend the McKenzie Method of Physiotherapy.  There are 2 levels of expertise - the advanced level (Dip MDT ) or the basic level of training (Cred MDT)

    GOOGLE McKenzie Method to find out more.

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