What Is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement. By addressing underlying physical issues, it helps people restore, maintain and maximise their physical strength, function, motion and overall wellbeing. Physiotherapists draw upon a solid knowledge base that equips them with a range of skills to diagnose and treat patients with physical disorders or disabilities. They use a combination of manual therapy, movement training and physical and electro-physical agents. A physiotherapy treatment program helps repair tissue damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve one’s quality of life.Physiotherapists at Active Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy use a variety of skills and techniques in a hands-on approach, including:

  • Joint mobilisation/manipulation to reduce stiffness and pain and improve flexibility
  • Soft tissue massage and mobilisation
    Neural mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Muscle re-education to improve control and prevent further or recurring injury
  • Exercise programs designed to strengthen muscles and improve mobility and posture.

Why It Works

Physiotherapy has a long history of scientifically based assessment and treatment in the management of injuries. In addition to the immediate benefit and improvement received from advanced hands-on treatment, a physiotherapist aims to give the patient tools to manage and improve their condition long-term.

Who Should Have It

Physiotherapy, in a Musculoskeletal Private Practice setting like Active Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, is for anyone with a physical injury affecting any musculoskeletal structure in the body. It is for people in pain, affected by stiffness, weakness or nerve issues or for people who would like to get their body in better order to achieve optimal function

Physiotherapy FAQ

Why should one come to Active Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy?
Active Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy has a highly qualified and skilled team who are committed to a hands-on approach, unlike many other practices. They have a strong belief in ongoing continuing education, both within the practice and externally. The practitioners are committed to excellence in outcomes and evidence-based practice.
What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and other Allied Health Practitioners?
While there is much overlap in the techniques used by physiotherapists and other practitioners, physiotherapists have done extensive scientific research into best practice. Physiotherapy is an evidence-based clinical health science, and practitioners are encouraged to use treatments only if their effectiveness has been demonstrated in scientific research.
What can you expect when you visit a physiotherapist?

Your physiotherapist will:

  • assess and diagnose the patient’s condition and needs
  • work with the patient to set and attain goals that will take into account lifestyle, activities and general health
  • implement and carry out a treatment plan to reduce pain, increase mobility and function and work towards setthe goals set
  • prescribe exercise and physical aides if required, to help the patient achieve their goals

No Matter Whether Your Condition Was Caused By A Sport,
Work Accident or Otherwise, We’re Ready To Help

Why Us

Comprehensive Treatment

A thorough assessment and a treatment plan is designed which is tailored specifically to your needs


Registered Practitioners

All our practitioners are registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

Highly Trained & Skillful

Highly qualified practitioners with at least 4 years of study plus part of our Continuing Education Program

Multiple Treatment Styles

Manual therapy, Manipulation, Dry needling, Exercise therapy, Pilates, Hydrotherapy and Cupping

Comfortable Environment

Our aim is to make you feel comfortable, safe and well cared for as if you were in your own home

State-Of-The-Art Premises

We’re part of the medical hub of Lilydale and have access to an extensive range of medical services on site.

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Client Testimonials

Zoe Rowell

I always have a wonderful experience when visiting! The reception staff are always super-helpful and accommodating and I am always greeted with a smile! The physiotherapist I see gives stretches and strengthening exercises to complete between visits if follow-up appointments are needed! Thanks for your awesome work!

Zoe Rowell

Frank Mount Evelyn

I have been going to this clinic for over 3 years after suffering near-fatal injuries from a car accident. The Physiotherapists who have been treating me have all been very caring, gentle and courteous whilst ensuring all of my needs were met. There was never an issue that they did not overcome with either treatment or the supply of ergonomic devices. My treatment is coming to an end as I now progress onto self-managing my health and wellbeing with regular sessions at the local gym, which they also organised. The administration staff are fantastic people who also treated me with the utmost respect and assistance. Thanks, Team!!!

Frank Mount Evelyn

Amelia Essex-Clark

I have been seeing Rhiannon since the beginning of the year and helped me to manage and improve long term.

Amelia Essex-Clark

Holly Gibson

Rhiannon is a wonderful Myotherapist who cares about her clients.

Holly Gibson

Chris Musgrove

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I was referred to Jade, whom I have no hesitation in recommending. She has been able to help through planning and careful management, meaning that frequent appointments were not required. My health was in her best interest. Truly a great service.

Chris Musgrove

Norm Hope

Found my physiotherapist, Ken, to be extremely competent, compassionate and showing great empathy. Can highly recommend him

Norm Hope

Roslyn Shipton

As a long-time sufferer of neck pain, it has taken me a long time to find a physio team that listen and act accordingly

Roslyn Shipton

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