When to get help from a physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are often the first people we see after injury and that is with good reason. As our Physiotherapist Adele Taylor explains, physiotherapists can have a great impact on recovery.

2 Nov 2017

St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital physiotherapy 

What exactly do physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists help you if you are affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

They work with you to maintain health regardless of age, helping you manage pain and prevent disease.

Physiotherapists also help to facilitate recovery, as well as enable you to stay functional, remain independent and ultimately improve your quality of life.

What treatment techniques do St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital physiotherapists use?

We assess your condition and tailor a treatment plan that is suitable for you using a combination of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

Some of the key therapy techniques we use, and that have great results with patients include:

  • manipulation and joint mobilisation
  • soft tissue massage
  • trigger point release
  • dry needling
  • electrotherapy
  • hydrotherapy
  • exercise prescription
  • advice and management of conditions.

Why go to St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital?

Our experienced physiotherapists are experts in working with patients who are recovering from injury, trauma and illness or have a loss of functionality due to medical conditions or disability.

In addition to the support from our wonderful caregivers, we also offer:

  • a fully equipped gymnasium
  • onsite hydrotherapy pool
  • a welcoming and relaxing treatment area.

Interested in physiotherapy? 

We offer both physiotherapy outpatient and casual appointments. 

Have a referral from your GP or Specialist? 

If you have a referral, please call to commence your outpatient rehabilitation program.
Tel: (03) 9788 3350

No referral?

Our casual physiotherapy appointments do not require a doctor referral and are available to anyone in the community, you do not need to have been a patient in our hospital. 

Please note: A GP referral is required for a Chronic Disease Management Scheme and DVA claiming.

Complete an enquiry form or contact our Active Health and Wellbeing caregiver team to make an appointment.
Tel: (03) 9788 3331

St John of God Frankston Hospital allied health
Adele Taylor Physiotherapist

About the Author

Adele Taylor is a senior clinician physiotherapist and coordinator of the outpatient Pain Wise program at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy and pain management and completed a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2014. She has worked in a variety of fields including outpatients, private practice, inpatient rehabilitation, emergency and acute orthopaedics.