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Chronic conditions

Parkinson’s Disease

Physiotas provides a multi-disciplinary service to those with Parkinsons.  

Whether newly diagnosed, or in a more progressive stage, we can help.

Our physiotherapists can help with pain management, poor balance and reduced mobility. We also teach self-management techniques, exercises and education for each stage of the disorder.  The Parkinson’s Warrior program is another service we offer.

We work with you, and your carers, to help you maintain the best quality of life for as long as possible.


Arthritis is the result of joint damage through wear and tear.  It causes tenderness, stiffness, pain and swelling. Arthritis also restricts movement of the joint.  

Although there’s no cure for arthritis, physiotherapy can help.  It helps reduce pain and improves joint movement.  Physiotherapy exercises strengthen the muscles around the joint, which makes it feel more stable.  This will help you move better and feel better.


Exercise plays an important role in the management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Exercise helps the way your muscles respond to insulin. This in turn helps regulate your blood glucose levels.

Exercise also helps prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.  Physiotas provides a Type 2 Diabetes specific program. The program includes an educational component on Diabetes management. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may be eligible for Medicare funded group-based exercise sessions, following a referral from their GP.

Cardiac (Heart)

Exercise can assist with the management and prevention of heart conditions including Chronic Heart Failure, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia.

Exercise, when delivered in a safe and clinically appropriate way, can help people with heart conditions. Exercise can assist in improving cholesterol profiles and in the prevention of clotting.  It can also help prevent the narrowing of blood vessels and increase delivery of blood to the heart.

At Physiotas we have trained exercise professionals to help you exercise safely for your condition. If you have Cardiac issues it is important to be assessed by your GP before commencing your exercise program.


Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density, related to the loss of bone minerals. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture and can lead to changes in posture and height. Due to increased fracture risk, good balance is important for those with osteoporosis.

Exercise can assist with changing the size and shape of bones.  This improves their strength and reduces the risk of injury. Exercise also plays an important role in improving balance.  Improved balance decreases the risk of falling and reduces the risk of injury.

At Physiotas our Exercise Physiologists are trained in planning the right exercise program for your condition.


At Physiotas our respiratory physiotherapists can help manage your Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.  This includes emphysema (COPD), bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma.  We can also help if you recovering from an acute lung illness such as pneumonia.

Our respiratory physiotherapists help you better understand and manage your condition.  As well as help you maintain good quality of life. You will learn how to keep your lungs “free from phlegm”, reduce coughing and improve your breathlessness in day to day life.

Chronic Pain

Pain is the primary reason people seek healthcare. If untreated pain can lead to depression, sleeping disorders, immune suppression, cognitive impairment and other negative effects.  Pain can also affect an individual’s relationship with friends, work colleagues and family.

Physiotas has physiotherapists with specialised knowledge and experience in the field of long term chronic pain management.