Description

A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent disease and disability through movement and exercise. Physiotherapists are experts in body movement and function. They work with people affected by injury, illness or disability to help them improve the movement and functioning of their body.

Services provided

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment services for movement issues
  • Development of treatment programs
  • Development of exercise programs
  • Injury treatment
  • Manual therapy, such as massage and joint manipulation
  • Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound and TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Technique correction
  • Taping and splinting
  • Advice on mobility aids

Eligibility

Appointments may be made directly without a doctor's referral.

Your doctor or other health professional may also refer you to a physiotherapist.

How to access

To find a physiotherapist near you, enter your postcode or suburb below.

Hours

Contact your local physiotherapy clinic for opening hours.

Costs

Physiotherapist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.

Physiotherapist’s fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.