Physiotherapy is a clinical health specialty and profession that aims to rehabilitate a clients injuries and improve a person’s ability to move and function in sports or daily life.
All Physiotherapists in Australia hold a university degree in Physiotherapy and must be registered by law with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
Physiotherapists utilise their expertise in anatomy and physiology to assess and treat people with a variety of health conditions. Using objective assessments, advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
Physiotherapy scope of practice extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.