What Physiotherapists Do

Physiotherapists are health professionals primarily concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of spinal and muscular disorders.

Physiotherapists utilise their knowledge of normal movement and the function of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments to determine if they are performing effectively and normally.

How Physiotherapy Can Assist You

Physiotherapists aim to restore normal and painfree function with the use of manual physical treatments including joint mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy, joint manipulation (if necessary) and exercises complemented by advice and education.

People who benefit from physiotherapy can range from athletes recovering from a sporting injury, a worker rehabilitation from a back injury to the older person coping with the ageing process.


Physioworks Health Group is regularly involved in Research Studies working with leading research institutions, such as the University of Melbourne.

Physioworks Health Group is a leading physiotherapy and allied health provider offering a service of excellence and innovation.
We provide quality assessment and treatment, based on scientific research and current best practice.

As leaders in their field, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Andrew Dalwood and David Francis are actively involved in physiotherapy research and education.

They encourage their team of health care professionals at Physioworks to undertake ongoing education and research, to challenge, question and develop innovative, evidence based, best practice injury treatment techniques and management programs.

Click on links below to view our involvement. (Most recent study is at the top.)

Physioworks Andrew Dalwood Co-Authors Published Knee Pain Research
Physioworks Health Group Part of New Women’s Health Bra Study Research Project
Physioworks Health Group New Knee and Hip Research Projects
Physioworks Health Group Active in New Hip Research
Physioworks Health Group involved in new research studies in 2014
Physioworks Health Group participate in Research Study of Oeteoarthritis
Hip Pain Research Study at Physioworks Health Group
Physioworks Health Group selected for New Research Study for Knee Osteoarthritis (Knee OA)
Current Research and Education at Physioworks Health Group