MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIO

Manage your pain & start your rehabilitation journey.
See our experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist today.

MUSCULOSKELETAL ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT

Not sure if you need a musculoskeletal physiotherapist? If you are experiencing pain related to your joints, muscles, bones, tendons or nerves, then you might benefit from seeing one of our musculoskeletal physiotherapists in Fremantle. Booking your appointment is as easy as clicking the link above.

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What is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialised field of physio that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries – that being any injury (or sometimes pain) related to your joints, muscles, bones, tendons or nerves. 

In fact, the musculoskeletal pain can be present anywhere in the body and can often be felt away from the actual source of the problem.

An accurate musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment by one of our experienced staff will help you identify the root of your pain and provide the right treatment approach for long term management. 

We are proud to have two qualified and experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists with us – Aurelie and Jenny. You can learn more about them here.

Conditions our musculoskeletal physios can treat:

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is an effective and gentle approach to managing spinal conditions, including spinal osteoarthritis. Your pain may be caused by altered joint mobility, neural tissue or muscle imbalance. Below are some of the conditions our Fremantle musculoskeletal physiotherapists can assist you with.

Neck pain & headaches

Jaw joint pain (TMJ)

Upper limb pain & referred pain

Mid-back & rib pain

Arthritis & osteoporosis

Ankylosing spondylitis

Lower back pain

Lower limb referred pain

Pre and post-natal sacroiliac joint pain (SIJ)

Scoliosis & poor posture

Post injury fractures

Joint dislocations

Musculoskeletal physio treatments

Your pain may alter how you move, causing muscles to become tight or weak, resulting in muscle imbalance. Our experienced team will help you get back on track with our range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatments, including: 

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Physiotherapy dry needling

Dry needling is a physiotherapy treatment technique where sterile, single-use, fine filament needles are inserted into the muscles in order to decrease pain and improve function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in muscle). Although there are similarities, dry needling is not the same as acupuncture – the techniques behind dry needling focus on reducing pain and restoring your regular function using the trigger points, while acupuncture focussed on treating medical conditions using the flow of energy.

Dry needling has benefits in the treatment and management of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions such as:

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually, no referral is required for private patients, however if you do have a referral please bring this to your consultation as the more information we know, the better. We also frequently work in partnership with your doctor and communicate with them during and at the completion of treatment.

You will need a referral if:

  • - you have been injured at work and are covered through a Workers’ Compensation Scheme.
  • - you have been in a motor vehicle accident and are covered through the Insurance Commission.
  • - you are a Department of Veteran’s Affairs patient (DVA).
  • - you are covered through Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care Program.

Yes! We offer Telehealth consults for those who prefer to see one of our physiotherapists online. You can book an appointment online here

This comprehensive online digital physio consultation will cover the usual assessment and provide a working diagnosis of your musculoskeletal condition. You will be required to undertake assessment with guidance from your physio. A rehab plan with exercises and education will be provided following the assessment.

Payment will be required prior to the appointment, however if your condition is not suited to online Physio, you will be provided with a full refund and advised or referred to the appropriate service.

Generally, our initial physiotherapy consultations take 45 mins and subsequent consultations are 30 mins. We also offer long appointments of 60 mins for those who require more time, have complex pain, multiple areas of concern, or who are unable to attend a subsequent appointment.

HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities are available at our practice. The amount of rebate you will receive back is dependant on your private health fund and level of cover. If you would like to determine in advance if you qualify for a rebate, how much the rebate will be, or for more information, please contact your health fund directly.

Yes - however we require a Doctor's referral if you are a white card holder.

Yes - however Workers' Compensation claims and Motor Vehicle Accident claims require:

  • - A Doctor's referral
  • - A work cover certificate with other work cover information (Eg WC Claim Number, Case Manager’s name and contact information)

With the appropriate information we are able to bill the insurer directly.

You can find out more information about Workers' Compensation in WA at the WorkCover website here

Yes we do. You must have a current referral from your GP. You will be required to pay the full cost of the appointment and we are able to claim your rebate on the spot provided you bring your medicare card and debit card.

Please bring any relevant x-rays, scans (MRI’s, ultrasounds etc) or other relevant information related to your injury, if you have them. Please also arrive 10 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to fill in paperwork.

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in and are able to reveal the body part needing treatment. If required, we provide towels for draping to maintain privacy and access to the injured area.

We have items for sale that include heat packs, strapping tape, mouldable orthotics, exercise band – theraband, TENS unit, ankle/knee/back braces massage balls and foam rollers. We are also able to order any other specific items required for your injury. You can purchase these at our practice during your appointment or you can pop in during business hours.

Browse more of our physio services

Sports Injury Physio​

Pre & Post Operative Physio

Hydrotherapy

Hip & Knee Physio​

Exercise Classes

Don't delay getting help for your condition or injury.
Book an appointment to see one of our experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists in Fremantle today!