Physiotherapy

Your physiotherapist is a primary care practitioner, meaning their specific training, knowledge and skills allow them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. They have been trained to use many different techniques to fix problems with all the major areas of the body. The physiotherapists at Malvern Physiotherapy have all had post-graduate training in treating backs and necks, as well as all the major joints and muscles of the body.

At Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic, we strive to be the best at guiding you through the process of identifying and then treating your particular problem by explaining why we are using a particular technique. At times, we may need the benefit of a few sessions to accurately identify how your body responds to physio treatment to decide how to best tackle your problem. We will, however, always be honest and clear in how we feel we can best fix your problem, and be realistic if we don’t think that physiotherapy will be of benefit.

We also place a great emphasis on discovering why your particular injury occurred, helping you to prevent recurrences or secondary problems.

Common conditions our physiotherapists treat

• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Sporting injuries
• Recovery after surgery (total knee and hip joint replacement, knee, hip, ankle and shoulder surgery)
• Recovery after fractures
• Degenerative injuries such as rotator cuff damage and other tendon problems
• Arthritis
• Preparation exercises for surgery (shown to reduce recovery time)
• We also have great experience in screening tests to help identify early signs of injury for athletes participating in sport

How do we decide how many treatments you may need?

Once your physiotherapist has identified your problem, they will work out an individually based treatment plan that gives you the best chance of recovery, in a time frame that is realistic. Your urgency in how fast you wish the condition to improve will help us choose the frequency of treatment.

If your condition is not something that is in our capabilities to fix, we will refer you on to someone we believe can help. We have excellent relationships with some of Melbourne’s leading surgeons, sports doctors and general physicians, and we are always more than happy to help you to get an appointment with these specialists as quickly as possible to reduce your waiting time.

We are focused on always learning more!

At Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic your physio is required to stay at the cutting edge of current treatment and research. We continue to further our knowledge by attending courses and lectures so we can provide you with up-to-date guidance to help make a decision on what treatment is best given your individual situation. Your needs and wishes are always considered in helping you to achieve the best possible outcome.

We know home exercises can at times be a chore, but we will show you what you need to do away from the clinic to compliment your treatment. We will also show you ways to manage your own problem areas – this will give you the ability to manage and understand your own body.