AAH Group


Physiotherapists provide important healthcare services to people with many different disabilities and to the mainstream community. Our goal is to support your functional movement goals and to ease pain.

Kids and adults


Neurological disorders


Chronic conditions


Musculoskeletal difficulties


Mental health support

What is a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy One on One

A physiotherapist is a highly trained allied health professional with expertise in the human body’s structure and movements.

To become a physiotherapist, you must:

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or doctorate in physiotherapy
  • Undergo supervised practice in a clinical setting
  • Register with the National Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Undertake continuing professional development.

Once qualified and practising, your physiotherapist can:

  • Assess and diagnose your condition
  • Work in tandem with others in your treatment team
  • Plan and manage your care based on clinical evidence and clinical judgement
  • Relieve your symptoms
  • Address any underlying vulnerabilities in your biomechanics
  • Personalise your treatment so that it works with your lifestyle, goals and overall health.

Why should I see a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist can help you manage a number of different issues relating to your overall health and wellbeing or to your stage of life.

Age / Life Stage

  • Developmental delays in childhood
  • Pregnancy, birth and recovery
  • Ageing well – reducing falls risk

Chronic conditions and disabilities

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health

Maintaining wellbeing

  • Health at work
  • Recovering from injury
  • Preparing for surgery
  • Rehab after surgery
  • Improving sports performance and fitness

What are some common physiotherapy treatments?

Physiotherapy treatment uses a number of evidence-based non-surgical techniques to improve your function.

Exercise programs

Improve mobility
Strengthen muscles

Joint manipulation and mobilisation

Reduce pain and stiffness

Muscle re-education

Improve control

Soft tissue mobilisation

Reduce swelling
Ease pain
Restore function

Airway clearance techniques & breathing exercises

Decrease lung infections
Improve lung function

Acupuncture and dry needling

Release tight muscles
Ease pain
Improve flexibility

We can also advise on and assist with mobility aids.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

A physiotherapist is a highly trained allied health professional with expertise in the human body’s structure and movements.

Your first appointment provides an opportunity for you and your physiotherapist to get to know one another.

Physiotherapy Group Sessions

Your physiotherapist is likely to ask you questions about your:

  • Symptoms or concerns
  • Lifestyle and interests
  • Medical history
  • Overall health and wellbeing.

After reviewing that, we’ll conduct a physical assessment and, from there, we can develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

There’s some paperwork to complete before your first appointment. We’ll email this to you when you book. If you prefer to complete the forms in hard copy, please arrive 10 minutes early.

Do I need a referral?

You may benefit from getting a referral from your GP. If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, for example, your GP may be able to develop a Chronic Disease Management Plan for you that allows you to claim a DVA or Medicare rebate towards the cost of your treatment.

Contact us and we will assign you to a service in your area.