Physiotherapy involves a mixture of manual therapy and exercise based rehabilitation to improve a person's health and wellbeing. Physiotherapy has increased in popularity in recent decades to the point where there is often 4-5 per elite sporting team. The physiotherapist's role is to assess, diagnose and treat the injuries that people present with. Injuries range from the common ankle sprain to chronic neck and back pain, hip pain and any post-surgical rehabilitation.
Physiotherapist are experts in the sports medicine field when it comes to any muscle, tendon or bone based rehabilitation in order to get a person back to their pre-injury fitness and more. As allied health professionals, their services are covered under Medicare and private health funds.