Often a patient who goes to see a “physio” is expecting a series of exercises in order to restore mobility and function. Physiotherapy is much more. A specialised Physiotherapist has completed a wide program of studies, through anatomy, physiology and pathology, and has been in close contact with patients affected by different disorders.
Only part of the background of a newly qualified Physiotherapist regards biomechanics and exercise therapy protocols for post-injury rehab programs. Every physio has spent many hours studying and understanding neurological conditions and how these affect the patient, seen as a complex interaction of experiences and individual responses.
This neurological experience, mainly based on the observation of pathological conditions, is an important and powerful tool when integrated with biomechanics and postural rehabilitation.
Finally, it is important to remember that manual therapy and the biopsychosocial approach to the patient are essential part of a complete physiotherapy approach.
Francesco qualified as Physiotherapist from the prestigious Medical School at the University of Padua in North-Est Italy. Since then he has been in practice for several years, developing a complete and complex understanding of the different aspects of rehabilitation.
Gu qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Turin in Italy. Since then, he practised in several clinical settings including private practice and sports medicine.
Michael completed his B.App.Sc(Physio) in 1986, and Certificate in Acupuncture in 1987, in Melbourne, Australia. He has been in musculoskeletal practice for 30 years, gaining a wealth of clinical experience.