physiotherapist explains physio

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can help you improve the quality of your life.

A physiotherapist can help you recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness and increase mobility. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce the risk of further injury in the future. When visiting a physiotherapist, we will listen to your needs and identify problem areas that stop you from moving freely, function optimally and feeling great. At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury we care about you, and make sure that our treatment is tailored specifically to your needs and wants.

The good news is that we are first contact practitioners, so you don’t have to see a GP for a referral to see us. We do work closely together with doctors and other health professionals to make sure that you get the healthcare you need.

What sort of treatment do physiotherapists use?

To understand what’s wrong and to diagnose the problem, we perform an assessment first. This assessment involves talking to you about your specific issues, which helps us figure out what could be wrong. This is followed by a physical assessment, where we test your body (for example strength tests / mobility tests / nerve tests), to help us diagnose the problem.

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury we attach great importance to explaining the findings of our assessment to you, as well as discussing a treatment plan to help you recover from your injury. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities and general health.



The following are common treatment methods use by our physiotherapists:

  • exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
  • joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • muscle re-education to improve control
  • soft tissue mobilisation (massage)
  • dry needling
  • assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs to help you move around
  • pain management strategies

What Is Physiotherapy Used for?

Physiotherapy can be used for a wide variety of healthcare issues. Areas of practice can include:

  • Sports
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational health
  • Women’s health
  • Manual therapy
  • Lymphoedema management
  • Cardiothoracic conditions
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Incontinence
  • Cancer treatment and palliative care
  • Orthopaedic
  • Pain management

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury our physiotherapists have experience in most areas of physiotherapy. Within our experienced team, we have specialisations (APA titled members) in the area of Sport and Pain Management. We also have completed additional post-graduate training in the areas of Rehabilitation, Occupational health, Manual Therapy, Lymphoedema management, Clinical Pilates and Orthopaedics.

Physiotherapy can help you recover from stroke or heart attack, prevent back pain, or boost your sports performance. Athletes use these services to recover faster from training and maximise muscle function. Physiotherapy is particularly helpful for:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Biomechanical problems
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Chronic back pain
  • Muscle strains

If you want to find out more, or experience how we can help you improve your functioning and well-being get in touch now, or Book Online.


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Covid-19/Coronavirus update


With the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic the world is facing an uncertain and challenging time. As your healthcare partner, we understand and share the concern and anxiety you may feel about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bunbury, WA, Australia and globally.

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is always our highest priority.

To ensure we can continue to offer the high-quality physiotherapy service our clients have become accustomed to, we are taking additional infection control measures to mitigate the risk of infection. The systems we have put in place are guided by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (our professional body) and the Department of Health, and will be monitored and updated accordingly as the pandemic evolves inline with their recommendations.

As a relatively small practice, the number of people we interact with is limited and considered low-volume. We have cancelled our group rehabilitation and pilates sessions and have spread out our appointment times to minimise the congregation of people and allow for our disinfection procedures between appointments. Clients have the option to wait in their car and be notified once the physiotherapist is available (simply phone us upon arrival).

As part of our infection control system we ask our clients to contact us by phone / email to reschedule their appointment if any of the following apply:

  • Symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue and/or shortness of breath.
  • Recent travel (within 14 days of the scheduled appointment). 
  • Been in contact with person with confirmed Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

Please be vigilant, and if unsure please contact us before attending your appointment.

Thank you for your trust and support as we continue to keep our focus on the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

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