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Published May 26, 2019

Physiotherapy Perth can treat a wide range of conditions. While Physio Perth often focuses on rehabilitation and restoration of the musculoskeletal and circulatory systems, it is also very helpful with treating other conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries and respiratory conditions.

Common Conditions Physio Can Treat

Musculoskeletal Physio

This type of physio helps to restore function to the musculoskeletal system which includes the muscles, tendons, joints, bones and ligaments. A lot of injuries to the musculoskeletal system are due to poor biomechanics and abnormal loading on the body tissues with activity. Your physiotherapist is an expert at assessing all components of the system making sure it’s working well together and ensuring your body is moving correctly. Musculoskeletal physio helps to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Encourage healing
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve strength
  • Improve range of movement
  • Restore fitness levels
  • Prevent future injuries

Sports Physio

Sports physio South Perth deals with problems and injuries related to amateur and professional sports people. Athletes put a much higher demand on their bodies which adds extra stress to the joints, muscles and bones.  Sports physiotherapists help athletes recover from an injury, while also improving their techniques to have them performing at their best.

Physio For Women /Women’s Health Physio

Physiotherapy for women mostly deals with the issues related to pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. Physio for women can help with:

  • Lower back pain during pregnancy
  • Activating the pelvic floor
  • Core strength
  • Incontinence
  • Reducing swelling

Cardiorespiratory Physio

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy focuses on the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases to the lungs and heart. Some of the common conditions this area of physio deals with are:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hypertension
  • Respiratory infections such as pneumonia
  • Heart attack
  • Lung and heart surgery

Neurological Physio

This area of physio focuses on the nervous system. Neurological physiotherapy treats conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, head and spinal injuries, and vertigo. Some of the treatment techniques that can be used in neurological physiotherapy include:

  • Massage
  • Dry needling
  • TENS
  • Exercise and stretching
  • Kinesiology
  • Specific Movement Retraining
  • Soft tissue treatments


Physio for arthritis is a very effective treatment which helps to reduce pain, ease stiffness and increase the body’s range of motion. Physio for arthritis provides gentle exercises which can help to improve a person’s quality of life while reducing the symptoms associated with this condition. It also provides manual treatment to restore range of motion and alleviate pain.

Common Physio Treatment Techniques

There are many different techniques your physio may use, depending on your condition and diagnosis. There are hands-on techniques such as:

  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Muscle stretching
  • Massage
  • Neurodynamics

There are also other techniques which may be used, including:

  • Dry needling acupuncture
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Gym Based Programs
  • Specific Home Exercises

Physiotherapists are highly skilled in the treatment of many injuries and conditions. There are numerous techniques that can be used depending on the condition being treated and your diagnosis. Physiotherapy Perth is a very effective treatment option for many conditions ranging from injuries to pain and women’s health. To find out more about how physio may be able to help you contact Integrity Physio today.

Leslie Trigg

Director & Senior Physiotherapist at Integrity Physiotherapy Leslie Trigg, has over 15 years of experience in clinical practice. He has graduated with a degree in Human Biology (Anatomy and Physiology) from Curtin University in 2001 and later completed a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2007. He has tremendous experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurosurgical and sports physiotherapy. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, listening to music and spending time with his family.