Why choose Physiotherapy for your health?

Every year on 8 September, we celebrate World Physiotherapy Day.  Many people have a good idea of what Physiotherapy is and what Physiotherapists can do to promote your health and well-being. However, many people do not know what Physiotherapists can treat apart from neck and back pain, and sporting injuries like sprained ankles.


Here are some fun facts about Physiotherapy:

Did you know:

You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist

We will listen to your needs and design a treatment specific to your condition

We can help you recover from your injury, but also help prevent future injuries

We can help improve your mobility

We can assist in reducing your pain

Okay, you probably knew all of the above already.



Take the quiz below to see how much more you know about Physiotherapy.  

Answer yes or no to each question:

  1. Physiotherapists  can help with pre- and post-pregnancy health and issues
  2. Physiotherapists can assist with cardiorespiratory issues e.g. emphysema
  3. Physiotherapists can help with cancer care
  4. Physiotherapists can assist with many mental health issues
  5. Physiotherapists can treat newborn babies
  6. Physiotherapists can assist with Neurological conditions e.g. Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain injuries
  7. Physiotherapists can assist people that live with disabilities e.g. Cerebral Palsy
  8. Physiotherapists can become specialists in working with animals
  9. Physiotherapists can also be found in your local hospital’s Emergency Department
  10. Physiotherapists are experts in working with people with pain, acute or chronic
  11. Physiotherapists must continue with professional education to maintain their annual registration
  12. Physiotherapists can provide you with splints, crutches, tape and small exercise equipment items like resistance bands and exercise balls
  13. Picture3Physiotherapists can assist before and after surgeries e.g. knee and hip replacements
  14. Physiotherapists can assist you to improve your general health and well-being
  15. Physiotherapists can refer you to other Allied Health Professionals e.g. Occupational Therapists and work together as part of a multidisciplinary team.

If you answered yes to all the above, you are 100% correct.

Physiotherapists have the ability and knowledge to help you with any of the issues above.

At Ellenbrook Physiotherapy we are proud to say that we will take the time to listen to you and give you the best advice and guidance we can to promote your well-being. Chances are more than likely that we will be able to assist with your problem or need.  Call 9297 1188 to book your appointment.



Antoinette Stickling


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