Is a Physio on your recovery team?
Recovering from aches and pains, discomfort or an injury? Our Physiotherapists are here to support you on your journey to better health by diagnosing, treating, strengthening and conditioning your body so you can get back to the life and sports you love.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a form of manual therapy focusing on the rehabilitation of the body. Physiotherapists are accredited Allied Health Practitioners registered with AHPRA. Physios study an undergraduate degree in Health or Exercise Science, followed by a post graduate degree in Physiotherapy.
What treatment methods do Physiotherapists use?
Your Physiotherapist will use a variety of manual treatments such as soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, stretching and exercise to treat you and to help with the body’s natural healing processes. Some of our Physiotherapists may also use dry needling and ultra sound therapy.
Our ALPHA Physios are constantly reviewing and learning the latest evidence-based physical therapy and exercise rehabilitation methods to ensure you get the best care possible.
What conditions do Physiotherapists treat?
Physiotherapists can treat a wide range of issues and conditions, such as:
Get the support you need to help your body heal and perform at its best.
What to expect in your first Physiotherapy appointment
We need to know about you before we start any treatments so we can make sure we are supporting you as best we can. When you arrive, we’ll ask you to complete a short form and then you’ll go into your appointment with your Physiotherapist.
We’ll start by getting to know you better. We’ll ask a few questions and review your medical history. This information will help us understand who you are, your goals and your circumstances to help us identify what could be causing your pain or injury and determine the best way to treat it.
From here, we’ll explain your diagnosis and treatment plan and treat you. Your treatment may include soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilising joints and exercise. Our Physios may also use dry needling or ultra sound therapy.
We may also send you home with a series of home exercises to help you strengthen or mobilise a certain area of your body. These physiotherapy exercises will help you take control of your pain.
The ALPHA Physio difference
The Physiotherapists at ALPHA Sports Medicine all have a background in sport and an empathetic understanding of pain. We believe the best results are achieved when we actively listen to you and ensure you receive the empathy and support you need to start your journey to recovery.
We treat our patients like family and each treatment session is tailored to you, your needs and circumstances. Why? Because that’s the only way we’ll be able to help you get back to living at your best.
Alpha Sports Medicine is conveniently located in Newport, in the heart of the inner west of Melbourne, and Bacchus March, and we also support the communities of Altona, Yarraville, Spotswood, Sunshine, and Williamstown with our Physiotherapy services.
Yes. Physiotherapists are registered healthcare practitioners and most health funds will have rebates available for Physio. Check with your own private health fund prior to your appointment to confirm.
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are closely related. Both are AHPRA accredited Allied Health practitioners and both study for at least 3 years to get their qualifications. The conditions we treat are similar too. However, there is a difference in the approach we take to helping you heal and recover. A Physiotherapist will focus on movement and function, while an Osteopath will focus on the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole. Here at ALPHA, we work as a team to get the best outcomes we can for you.
The Physio consults at Alpha are thorough and a first appointment will run for 45 minutes. Our Physio team work closely with our Osteopaths and approach the body in a holistic way. We use a variety of techniques to help you feel your best. We are the experienced Physio near you.
Yes, we do.
Yes, we do.