Physiotherapy treatment encompasses conditions as simple as a sprained ankle to complex problems involving several body areas and chronic pain.
It also involves the post-operative rehabilitation of many orthopaedic conditions. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can be highly effective in reducing pain and restoring strength and mobility particularly in low back and neck conditions.
Physiotherapy research (a large proportion of which has been conducted in Australia) has offered scientific explanations why specific exercise comprising of a home program and gym, is effective in the treatment of injury and chronic pain. In the last 10 years it has become a very important component of rehabilitation. It has been tailored to suit the needs of individuals who may have a particular movement dysfunction and lower levels of control and endurance of the stabilising muscles of the trunk and limbs.