What are the benefits of Physiotherapy

Your Health Matters – What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?

Steve: What are the benefits of physiotherapy. Again, where do we start? Bill: Well, I think rather than, I’d like to flip the question on its head in that essentially what we do, my 30 second elevator pitch would be — we solve people’s problems to help them achieve the lifestyle that they want to […]

Podiatrist treatment

Your Health Matters – What do Podiatrists treat?

Steve: Podiatrists treat feet, ankle, shins, knees, legs, hips. They treat everything from the hip down. And that can be bio-mechanically, getting people walking better, moving efficiently. It can also be general treatment. Looking at the skin of feet and toes. Nail surgery, looking at nail beds. Cutting nails. Some people haven’t got the mobility […]


Your Health Matters – Is a Physiotherapist an MD?

Bill: Physiotherapist is not a medical doctor as you would think of an MD or a general practitioner or a surgeon. However, just to confuse matters, in the last 10, 15 years in Australia, there’s a degree called a Doctorate of Physiotherapy. That is not a medical doctor. To add further to confusion, if you […]

difference between physical therapist and physiotherapist

Your Health Matters – What is the difference between a Physical Therapist and Physiotherapist?

Steve: In America, it’s a physical therapist, known as a physical therapist. In Australia, England — Bill’s worked, I’ve worked — and also the rest of Europe, the industry is known as physiotherapy or your physiotherapist. But Bill, that doesn’t tell the whole story though, does it? Bill: Well, I think “physical therapist” undersells what […]


Your Health Matters – What does a Physiotherapist do?

Bill: What does a physiotherapist do? What skills set does physios have? Steve: As a general rule, I would say we’re neuro-musculoskeletal therapists. We deal with nerves. Bill: Big word. Steve: Thank you. We deal with nerves. We deal with muscles. And we deal with joints, specifically. We help to restore the body’s natural state. […]

are physiotherapist licensed to do surgery

Your Health Matters – Are Physiotherapists licensed to do surgery?

Bill: You can… Steve: But you probably shouldn’t. Bill: You probably shouldn’t try. Yeah. We’re registered with the organization called AHPRA. The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. No, we’re not licensed to do surgery in Australia. So, we probably like to but, no. Steve:  I think the only surgery we do is that we cut […]

Clinical Pilates now called Clinical Pilates

Due to the recent private health insurance changes, we are no longer able to use the term “Pilates”. As a result, mhealth has renamed it’s Clinical Pilates classes to Clinical Pilates classes, ie for Rehab, Performance and Maintenance, to reflect that our classes are Physiotherapy based, and run by fully qualified Physiotherapists. These classes are […]


Your Health Matters – How often should you do Pilates? (What would my self Pilates look like)

Bill: What would my “self” Pilates look like in between classes during the week? Steve: Well you’d be doing five or six exercises on the mat, mat Pilates, floor Pilates. We would give you to help you either with your injury, your fitness, or your performance goals. Bill: So, it’s kind of like walking ten […]

can physiotherapy be painful

Your Health Matters – Can Physiotherapy be painful?

Steve: Physiotherapy can be painful. Sometimes it’s a necessary pain because we are trying to diagnose a particular injury. So in itself, some of the diagnosis of an injury is painful because we’re trying to stretch a structure just to double check that it is the source of the pain. That’s the diagnostic side of […]