Everything you need to know about Physiotherapy

Everything you need to know about Physiotherapy

Discover everything you need to know about physiotherapy, what physiotherapists do, how they help, and when you should seek advice from a physio. Our warm and friendly team at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic is here to answer all your questions. 

Have you been feeling a constant pain in your muscles or building tension in your body? When it comes to taking care of yourself, it can sometimes feel overwhelming knowing who to turn to for help. 

In this blog post, we’ll dive into what exactly physiotherapists do, how they help, and when to seek advice. Whether you’re someone who’s never heard of physiotherapy before or you’ve been seeing a physio for years, this guide will give you a thorough understanding of this important health service.

What do Physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists are experts in the physical function and movement of the body. They help diagnose, treat, and manage conditions, illnesses, and injuries related to the body’s movement. Physiotherapists care for persons of all ages, assisting individuals with muscular and joint problems and physical disabilities that may affect their mobility, physical function, quality of life, or well-being. 

The work Physiotherapists do is quite diverse, they can work in a broad range of specialties such as musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy, women’s and men’s health, pre/post-operative physiotherapy, and pregnancy and post-natal physiotherapy. 

How do Physiotherapists help?

They help people get moving after injury or illness, working on restoring normal movement to support muscle development. Physiotherapists treat acute pain as well as help those who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Pain in these instances can develop for a range of reasons including; long periods of inactivity, bad habits, acute injuries, and surgery. 

Physiotherapists can also create programs to prevent falls, build strength and recommend safe and helpful exercises to improve your body’s overall function.

They may provide you with regular home-based exercises to help you fix your condition, or possibly recommend that supervised and regularly adjusted exercise might be better for you in the form of gym sessions or Clinical Pilates. If you would like more information on Clinical Pilates, visit us here

When do I seek advice from a Physiotherapist?

You should seek advice from a physiotherapist if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms: muscle pain and tension, back pain, neck pain, joint pain or inflammation, stiffness, changes in mobility, a soft tissue injury, loss of physical function or range of motion, balance or coordination issues, or issues toileting.

With the pandemic, many people have reported chronic neck, shoulder, and lower back pain as a result of prolonged sitting with poor posture in front of their computers. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above and want to learn what it’s like to be pain-free again, a physiotherapist will be able to help you achieve this. Read our blog which includes some handy tips on how to stay comfortable while sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time.  

How can I prepare for my visit and what should I expect?

When it comes to preparing for your visit, it’s a good idea to take note of your symptoms and the activities that cause them. Dress comfortably, and know that there may be some physical assessment involved, so wear loose-fitting clothing.

During your first consultation, your physiotherapist will find out from you what you wish them to help you with. Whether it’s to assess your injury, fix your pain, provide advice, or provide exercises to help your body function better, our physios have the expertise to help you. It will often be through guided questions that we will discover what information we need to assist you. Then using this information, we can help you achieve your goals in the time frame you desire.  

Why Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic?

Experience matters to us at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic. Our practitioners all have years of experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels, including with professional sports teams (local, national, and international levels), hospitals, and private practice. It’s this diverse experience along with specialist, post-graduate, and masters level training that many of our team have completed that allows us to offer our clients the best care and treatment.

With a range of services and practitioners available, we treat a wide variety of injuries and concerns. Find the right treatment for your needs at Malvern Physiotherapy Clinic. To see a full list of the services we provide, click here

If you have any questions, contact our friendly reception staff at 9078 8434 or book your appointment online at

Published April 19, 2023


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