The CHIRP Community Health physiotherapist uses evidence-based treatment techniques and exercise interventions to improve your movement, reduce your pain and stiffness, speed up your healing process and increase your quality of life. service appointments and home exercise programs with a focus on life and work analysis and integration
What does a Physiotherapist do?
A physiotherapist will assess your condition and help you with physical problems. These might have come about because of an accident or injury, or you might have had them most of your life.
A physiotherapist might:
- mobilise or manipulate your joints
- massage areas of your body
- stretch your muscles
- give you exercises to do
How can a Physiotherapist help me?
A physiotherapist can help treat many things, including:
- Back and Neck pain
- Aches Sprains and injuries
- Recovery from broken bones
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Neurological conditions, like Parkinson’s Disease
- Occupational health
They can also help you reduce the chance of future injuries.
The Physiotherapist works closely with other services such as Diabetes Educators, Dieticians, Exercise Physiologists, GPs and can refer you to other specialists’ services when required
In addition, the physiotherapist can refer you to appropriate group physical activity and lifestyle programs to enhance your health and wellbeing.
Who is eligible?
People of any age and with any health concern. Individuals can be referred by a GP or health practitioner or can self-refer to this service.
What is the cost?
The cost of one-on-one consultation with the physiotherapist is $10.00. For CHIRP group exercise programs and exercise groups in Mount Alexander Shire, there may be a small fee. This can be discussed with the physiotherapist
How to get more information?
For more information or to arrange an appointment, please phone CHIRP on (03) 5479 1000.