Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is for more than just back pain. Physios can help with chronic disease, injury management and prevention, general pain, headaches—and much, much more!

It has been found that physiotherapy is more effective in treating various conditions and injuries than either surgery or medication, so it’s important to see if a physio can help you with your condition. BCH physiotherapists (physios) can help with sore body parts and limbs, dizziness and headaches, chronic conditions, post-surgery rehabilitation, and much more.

Physiotherapy services are available to all people, including frail older people and people with disabilities. Our physiotherapists will work with you to restore your function and independence. They aim to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life, utilising treatment techniques such as manual therapy, exercise and education, as well as guiding you toward self-management. Our physiotherapists treat conditions such as:

  • back and neck pain
  • chronic conditions such as arthritis
  • post-surgery (eg, knee and hip replacements, shoulder surgery)
  • general joint and muscle pain/injury or weakness
  • reduced mobility
  • dizziness caused by conditions such as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) as well as other conditions contributing to dizziness.

We also provide children’s physiotherapy services, which can help your child to improve:

  • motor development
  • strength
  • range of motion
  • endurance
  • gait difficulties
  • balance
  • coordination
  • delayed motor development.

Ballarat Community Health has qualified physiotherapists practising at Lucas and Sebastopol, with service extending to Smythesdale upon appointment. Along with general outpatient treatment, there are several new and continuing programs available, including pole walking and the stroke group. A referral may be required to access this service. An initial assessment is 60 minutes and a review is typically 30 minutes.

To find out more or make an appointment, make an enquiry via the customer service menu to the right-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, call our intake service directly on (03) 5338 4593, or fax 5339 3044.

The cost of this service is as per the BCH fee schedule, which can be found on the BCH allied health page.

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Call our Lucas, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Smythesdale and Victoria Street sites on (03) 5338 4500
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