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Busting Myths: Physiotherapists Offer More Than Just Massages

When most people think of physiotherapy, they often imagine massage sessions. While massages, (or rather, manual treatment), can be a part of physiotherapy, there’s much more to it! 

Physiotherapists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide a wide range of treatments to help you stay healthy and active. Let’s bust some common myths and explain why being proactive with your health is essential.

Myth 1: Physiotherapy is Just About Massages

Reality: Physiotherapy involves a variety of treatments, including:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment to determine the underlying reason for your niggling pain. Let’s fix the root cause so it doesn’t come back again!
  • Exercise Therapy: Tailored exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques like joint mobilisations and Dry Needling.
  • Education and Advice: Guidance on posture, ergonomics, and activity modification.
  • Rehabilitation Programs: Customised plans for recovery from injuries or surgeries.

At Gen Health, our physiotherapy team provides an extensive range of treatments and services. You can view the full list here.

Myth 2: You Only Need a Physiotherapist After an Injury

Reality: Physiotherapists can help you stay healthy and prevent injuries. Here’s how:

  • Posture and Ergonomics: Advice on maintaining good posture and setting up your workspace to avoid strain.
  • Movement Assessments: Identifying movement patterns that could lead to injury.
  • Preventative Exercises: Strengthening and flexibility exercises to keep your body in top condition.

Myth 3: Physiotherapy is Only for Athletes

Reality: Physiotherapy is for everyone! Whether you’re an office worker, a stay-at-home parent, or a retiree, physiotherapists can help you manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance your quality of life.

Why Being Proactive With Your Health Matters

  1. Prevent Injuries: Regular check-ups with a physiotherapist can catch potential issues before they become serious problems.
  2. Improve Quality of Life: Physiotherapy can help manage chronic conditions like arthritis, making daily activities easier and less painful.
  3. Enhance Performance: Whether you’re an athlete or just enjoy staying active, physiotherapy can optimise your performance and help you reach your goals.
  4. Educate and Empower: Physiotherapists provide valuable knowledge about your body and how to take care of it, empowering you to make healthier choices.
  5. Reduce Healthcare Costs: Preventative care can reduce the need for more expensive treatments and surgeries down the line.


Physiotherapy is much more than just massages. It’s a comprehensive approach to health and wellness that can help you live a more active, pain-free life. By being proactive and incorporating physiotherapy into your routine, you can prevent injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve your overall quality of life. Don’t wait for an injury to seek help—take charge of your health today!

To find out more about our physiotherapy services or to book an appointment, click here.


All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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