Physiotherapy is a type of rehabilitation service that is able to help people recover from injury, manage long term pain and stiffness and as well as improve mobility and overall wellbeing.
Physiotherapy uses physical techniques to improve movement, reduce pain and stiffness, speed up the healing process and improve quality of life.
A physiotherapist can treat you if you have a problem with pain or movement. Physiotherapy could help you become more mobile and make you more comfortable.
The physiotherapist at CHIRP will provide an initial assessment & diagnosis from which a treatment plan will be tailored to your individual lifestyle, activities & general health.
Common treatment methods:
- Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- Joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- Muscle re-education to improve control
- Soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
- Assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to help you move around
The physiotherapist might:
- Massage areas of your body
- Manipulate your joints
- Stretch your muscles
- Give you exercises to do
Who is eligible?
Physiotherapy sessions are available to residents of Mount Alexander Shire who need assistance with joint or soft tissue injury or problems arising from chronic illness.
No GP referral is needed to access physiotherapy services.
What is the cost?
The cost for individual physiotherapy sessions is $10.00. Should payment of this fee stop you using this service, please make this known to the receptionist.
How to get more information?
For more information or to arrange an appointment to the physiotherapist, please phone CHIRP Community Health on (03) 5479 1000.