|Deanna observing the beauty of the Great Ocean Road|
Five Dock Physio has a holistic approach to treating patients. Patients have an initial assessment, where the main cause of their signs and symptoms are assessed. Patients are treated with manual therapy, electrotherapies and provided with appropriate education to self manage their conditions (for example, specific stretching or strengthening program to be done between sessions/treatments). Patients are also taken through a clinic or gym based exercise therapy program in most cases with a focus on strengthening a patients core muscles.
What aspect of your internship have you enjoyed the most?
I really enjoyed working directly with the patients. It is very fulfilling to see the progress they make and how much physiotherapy helps. Anything that involved the patient's treatments is enjoyable. I like helping out with exercises and talking to patients.