According to the SA Society of Physiotherapy, physiotherapy is concerned with:

Assessing, treating and preventing human movement disorders, restoring normal function or minimising dysfunction and pain in adults and children with physical impairment, to enable them to achieve the highest possible level of independence in their lives; preventing recurring injuries and disability in the workplace, at home, or during recreational activities and promoting community health for all age groups.

Physiotherapists use:

Skilled evaluation, skilled hands-on therapy such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage; individually designed exercise programmes, relaxation techniques, sophisticated equipment, hydrotherapy and biofeedback, specialised electrotherapy equipment, heat, ice and traction to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery, suitable walking aids, splints and appliances, patient education.

At Bay Physiotherapy we see patients referred from local GP’s and Specialist Consultants, but by far the majority of our referrals are by word of mouth.