Overview

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy refers to a range of treatments designed to address many different conditions throughout the body, with the goal of restoring mobility, function and quality of life.

To assist in the remediation of a patient’s issues, a Physiotherapist uses multiple treatment techniques to reach wellness goals.

What Will A Physiotherapy Treatment Include?

Your initial session with a PEAK Physiotherapist will involve your practitioner getting to know you and getting an understanding of what has brought you in.

Your Physiotherapist may then perform a physical examination to again build a further picture of what is going on and to assist with building a tailored treatment plan. Once completed, you and your Physiotherapist will work together to create a customised, realistic and achievable plan that works towards the goals that you want to achieve. Your Physiotherapist will then help guide you through this plan utilising a variety of treatment techniques that may include exercise, advice and education, manual therapy and much more. Following this you will be set up for success with a personalised exercise program and open communication to ensure you are supported throughout.

What is Physiotherapy Used For?

Physiotherapy is a popular treatment option for a range of conditions. For the most part, Physiotherapists are known to assist with musculoskeletal issues; that is problems relating to the muscular system and skeletal system. The most common of these would include low back, neck, knee and shoulder pain and or movement issues. These issues may be acute such as a fall or injury during sport or chronic such as an onset of low back pain over months. Physiotherapy is able to assist with both. Furthermore, Physiotherapy can help to optimise your mind and body by instilling both physical and mental resilience. This can range from running a marathon to being able to play with your children or grandchildren.

Physiotherapy is also able to help with other conditions that may not immediately spring to mind. These include neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and post stroke. It can assist in returning you to normal function post surgery with rehabilitation and can help prepare you for surgery to ensure you are able to recover quicker. Physiotherapists are also able to specialise in women’s and men’s health to help with issues such as incontinence. From helping with developmental issues in children to building resilience and function in the aging population a Physiotherapist can help you throughout your lifetime.

Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the Australian population

Our Physiotherapists use an evidence-based approach to treating back pain. Our Physiotherapists can help diagnose, treat and empower you to help build your understanding of what is happening, reduce your pain and provide exercises and coaching to build function and resilience to prevent the return of further issues.

Is Physiotherapy Good For Neck Pain?

Neck pain is another common condition treated by our Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy is well placed to help with both acute and chronic neck pain. As with low back pain, our Physiotherapy Coaches can help diagnose, treat and empower you to build your understanding of what is happening, reduce your pain and provide exercises and coaching to build function and resilience to prevent the return of further issues.

Does Physiotherapy Help Arthritis?

Osteoarthritis, specifically knee osteoarthritis, is a common chronic condition affecting 1 out of 11 Australians.

There has been a 38% rise in the number of knee replacements performed in Australia from 2006 to 2017. Physiotherapy Coaches can help you with osteoarthritis by improving your understanding of the condition, removing the fear associated with movement and reduce pain by providing exercises and coaching to bolster strength and reduce the load through your knee.

Physiotherapy For Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex structure that can have many causes and sources for pain.

Our skilled Physiotherapy Coaches are able to help diagnose and provide you with a clear plan to treat this complex condition. They are able to help reduce pain using techniques such as manual therapy and exercises in order to help you return to normal function and to work towards achieving your goals.

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Techniques How Physiotherapy Helps

Physiotherapy is also able to help with other conditions that may not immediately spring to mind.

These include neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and post stroke. It can assist in returning you to normal function post surgery with rehabilitation and can help prepare you for surgery to ensure you are able to recover quicker.

Physiotherapists are also able to specialise in women’s and men’s health to help with issues such as incontinence. From helping with developmental issues in children to building resilience and function in the aging population a Physiotherapist can help you throughout your lifetime.

  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Clear diagnosis and explanation of the problem
  • Pain relief
  • Prevention of the pain returning
  • Performance enhancement
  • Improved function
  • Self management techniques
  • Improved self-efficacy

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapy can sometimes be covered by Medicare via an EPC (enhanced primary care plan) that is acquired from a General Practitioner for chronic conditions. Please see your GP to see if you are eligible for this. This plan can provide up to five appointments that attract a Medicare rebate.

At PEAK we accept all health funds. We use a HICAPS terminal that allows you to claim your health fund rebate instantly at the time of your appointment. Your rebate amount will depend on your health fund and level of insurance cover.

Physiotherapy refers to a range of treatments designed to address many different conditions throughout the body, with the goal of restoring mobility and function, preventing injury from returning, and improving quality of life. Alternatively, Occupational Therapy is another Allied Health profession that promotes health for those experiencing any form of disability, by modifying activity or an environment, to support their ability to perform activities of daily living, such as showering, dressing, preparing meals, engaging in leisure and social activities, work and volunteering.

You can expect an evidence based approach from our friendly and skilled Physiotherapy Coaches. They will gain an understanding of your pain and possible causes, provide a diagnosis, and provide education and treatment for your pain, while working with you to develop a plan that works towards achieving your goals.

A referral is not required to see a PEAK Physiotherapist.

Dry needling is a specific manual therapy technique whereby small, sterile acupuncture needles are used to help alleviate muscle pain and improve function through stimulation of the neuromuscular system.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Our locations

New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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