Physiotherapy is an evidence-based profession that focuses on improving a person’s physical function, mobility, and overall well-being through scientific evidence-based knowledge, various therapeutic techniques, and exercises.

Physiotherapists are university qualified healthcare professionals who assess, diagnose, and treat conditions related to movement and physical impairments.

The goal of physiotherapy is to help individuals recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, prevent injuries, and improve their quality of life.

Physiotherapists use a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, education, and modalities such as hands on manual therapy, joint manipulation and mobilisation, dry needling, acupuncture, ultrasound, clinical Pilates, gait analysis/re-education heat, to address a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory issues.

Imagine a Physiotherapist as akin to a detective, delving into the intricacies of the body’s movements and investigating its mechanisms.

They are qualified health care professionals trained to assess your condition, how you are moving, diagnose the issue at hand and to help you to understand what’s going on – how to move better, more efficiently and help you get back to the things you love doing.

Physiotherapists are experts in the structure of the human body and how it moves.

They work with people of all ages to treat a broad range of health conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory/pulmonary systems.

These conditions include:  

  • Sports injuries (Sprains, Strains, Fractures) Soft Tissue Injuries and other
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Neck Pain & Associated Headaches.
  • Low Back Pain
  • Chronic health conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, obesity
  • Neurological conditions such as Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post Surgery Rehabilitation (e.g. Joint Replacement, Arthroscopies or ACL Reconstruction)
  • Respiratory Conditions (e.g. COPD, Cystic Fibrosis)

This list is not exhaustive but gives you an overview of the diverse range of conditions physiotherapists can help with. We work closely with you to support you in achieving your goals.

There are no set number of physiotherapy visits.

The number of visits you require varies and will depend on the individual and other factors such as the nature and severity of the condition and your personal goals.

Your Initial consultation involves your full assessment and goal setting session which will guide treatment plans and decipher the frequency of your visits.

Here at the human repair shop, we offer expert physiotherapy services and empower the individual to take control of their rehabilitation and ensure they feel autonomous and equipped with the tools to succeed.

Physiotherapy is hugely beneficial for both pre and post orthopaedic surgery.

The latest evidence suggests that the best post-operative functional outcomes are following a block of pre-habilitation sessions guided by a Physiotherapist. Pre-Op Physio helps to improve muscle strength and joint mobility prior to surgery which can also lead to faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.

Post-Operative Physiotherapy focuses on reducing pain, stiffness and swelling initially while promoting healing and restoring a gradual return to function.

Post-Op Physio has been shown to enhance muscle strength, joint range of motion and overall physical function which will aid and facilitate a quicker return to your daily activities and sports.

Yes, you can claim your private health rebates on the spot here at human repair shop.

Meaning that you are not out of pocket.

For more information on how much you will be covered, visit your private health insurance website, or call them on the customer help number.

You don’t need a referral from a doctor to visit a Physiotherapist at human repair shop.

You can just simply schedule an appointment through our online booking service or call the clinic on (02) 8018 4884 to book your appointment.

An initial consultation is an hour long. During this appointment the physiotherapist will take a detailed, thorough account of the problem and gather information about your daily activities. You will be asked a series of questions in relation to your injury or presentation which will guide what parts of the body the physio will further examine. The physio will obtain a good understanding of your movement status during the physical examination. You will be asked to move (depending on what part of the body is involved) so we would encourage you to wear shorts or comfortable clothing.

The most appropriate treatment will be discussed and provided at this appointment and a plan put in place to support you towards achieving your goals.

Andre Pech
Andre Pech
9 April 2024
I was there today for a running technique assessment. Orla was so thorough and knowledgeable in her ability to diagnose my issues and show me the exercises to fix it. She and Tony didn't try to upsell me, they didn't need to Their professionalism and kindness is enough, they clearly love what they do, and want their clients to be healthy and happy. 5 stars!
Rob Jessup
Rob Jessup
19 March 2024
Tony’s big smile greets you at reception. Orla’s physiotherapy skills are impressive. Thank you for your thorough assessment and approach to diagnosing and fixing my daughters knee injury.
louise Austin
louise Austin
19 March 2024
Treatment at The Human Repair Shop is commendable. Tony and Orla always have a wide smile to greet their patients, creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. After detailed & appropriate questioning, physio Orla Cunningham targets each problem with obvious professionalism. Her techniques surely improve the patient's blood circulation which in turn reduce muscle tension and general fatigue. Suggested exercises are an integral part of her approach. You invariably leave the Human Repair Shop feeling refreshed and rejuvenated ... and receive a warm "Goodbye".
Hugh Hamilton
Hugh Hamilton
14 March 2024
Just great. They sorted out my rotator cuff quickly and professionally. Couldn't be happier
Pam Russell
Pam Russell
5 March 2024
Orla & Tony have created a charming and relaxing physio/pilates/wellness studio. I had met Orla previously in a physio capacity and she is outstanding. Orla mixes it up in the Pilates classes so you never get bored. I feel fantastic after a class. Would highly recommend Human Repair Shop.
Jack Colley
Jack Colley
18 February 2024
Orla is outstanding! Thanks so much for the sessions for my back and shoulder! best physio, always willing to share knowledge and advice. would highly recommend
Susie Smart
Susie Smart
23 January 2024
I feel exceptionally fortunate to have found Orla to help me recover from a trimalleolar ankle fracture. I was 6 months pregnant when I broke my ankle and didn't realise how much I needed a physio who was not only clinically exceptional but also incredibly thoughtful, considerate and professional. Orla and Tony have created a brilliant community and genuinely care for their clients, I cannot recommend the Human Repair Shop more highly.
Ron Carney
Ron Carney
9 January 2024
orla and tony are the most professionl people ihave dealt with with the regards to my lung theraphy after my asbestos disease. if you have a problem with your health see these wonderful people
Niamh lysaght
Niamh lysaght
23 December 2023
Orla took the time to talk me through my injury and the recovery process and explained what exercises to do and why. She provided a clear recovery program that’s easy to follow. I’m definitely feeling more positive now about getting back to full health