What is Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a profession dealing in the physical health of the body. Physiotherapists help people of all ages to improve how they move and interact with the world around them.

You would seek a Physiotherapist if:

  • Suffering from pain
  • Injured during sport or life
  • Suffering a condition that affects your ability to work or move through life
  • Returning to activity after a period of inactivity
  • Struggling with disease or disability

We treat many conditions and body parts, while also specialising in sporting endeavours.

At RHP we love to help active people remain or return to activity!

Physiotherapists do not require a referral, similar to your Doctor. Although, for some third party subsidised payments (EPC, WorkCover, DVA), you will often require a Doctor’s referral.

At RHP Physiotherapy, we recognise that sometimes it takes a team to achieve your goals. We are proud to affiliate with a range of allied health professionals. If your coach or other people in your team are happy to discuss our treatment with us, we will give them a call.

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How do we help?

  • Thorough biomechanical assessment of your general and troublesome movements
  • Specific exercises for control of movement and strength
  • Combine massage therapy with joint and tissue mobilisation
  • Offer dry needling
  • Provide assistive devices such as crutches or a brace
  • Offer a scientific and evidence based approach
  • Provide consultancy guidance on how to move forward with your concerns.

Our hands-on approach addresses the necessary areas whether they be other joint restrictions, muscle imbalances, altered movement patterns, postural adaptations or functional deficits. With over 100 years of experience in the clinic, we are ready to help.

Physiotherapy Qualifications

Physiotherapists must graduate from an undergraduate university degree in Physiotherapy or a graduate entry masters of Physiotherapy studies.

Further qualifications in the progression include a Masters degree through coursework or experience in a specialty such as “Sports and Exercise,” or “Neurological.” At RHP Physiotherapy, our staff have an interest in returning to and maintaining physical activity. Hence a number of our past and present Physiotherapists attaining qualifications and recognition through the Australian Physiotherapy Association as APA titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists must maintain their education through continued professional development coursework, literature study and in-services. RHP Physiotherapy continues a fortnightly routine of in-service education sessions run by staff and invited presenters from various specialisations such as Sports MEdicine, Orthopaedic surgery and other allied health professionals such as Podiatrists, Nutritionists, Psychologists and Exercise Physiologists.

Contact us to arrange for RHP Physiotherapy for an individual one-on-one appointment with one of our highly trained staff.


Sam has been amazing in treating my unsolved running injuries. Appointments are very thorough and he's highly supportive of my desire to stay active and fit. Highly recommend!

Selena R.
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I've been in a few times now to see Mal and highly recommend his service for his clarity, patience and approachability. He is clearly highly skilled, and his great ability to support me towards improvement is the proof!

Jack H.
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In just a few visits Mal identified and fixed my back and shoulder pain. My posture is significantly improved and thanks to the exercises Mal gave me I’m confident of staying pain free. Thank you very much!

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