Types of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation

Total Rehab Solutions provides in-home, community, and in-clinic physiotherapy rehabilitation for people of all ages and conditions. Rehabilitation can be performed in a hospital (inpatient rehab) or in a home setting.

The aim of rehabilitation is to provide interventions that assist someone to regain or maintain their function after an injury or diagnosis. This is typically achieved by an exercise program, hands-on treatment, casting or splinting, and lots of advice and education from experienced clinicians.

Rehabilitation will vary from person to person depending on your goals and medical conditions.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation is designed to focus on medical conditions that affect the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems, like the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These are conditions like Stroke (CVA), Brain injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, and Multiple Sclerosis, just to name a few.

Your physiotherapist will perform a neurological assessment looking at your strength and coordination, range of motion and spasticity, sensation and reflexes, and your function and mobility. From there, they will be able to create and implement a specific exercise program in line with achieving your goals.

Neurological rehabilitation tends to be a lot more function-focused and often consists of more sets and repetitions for repeated practice.

Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation

Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation is structured to help treat heart, lung and vascular conditions. These can be problems with the heart like a heart attack and cardiomyopathy, or with the lungs like COPD, bronchiectasis, and cystic fibrosis.

Assessment is focused more on cardiorespiratory testing where your physiotherapist will observe and listen to your breathing and chest, look at your cough, chest wall, and upper limb movement, monitor your heart rate and oxygen saturation, and perform a few functional tests to assess your level of fitness or exercise tolerance

Following the assessment, your physiotherapist can work with you to restore your strength, endurance, and mobility, perform chest physio techniques like percussions and vibrations, and work on breathing exercises with you.

Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Rehabilitation occurs following injuries to the lower back, limbs, and other joints, or after orthopedic surgeries like knee or hip replacements.

Your physiotherapist will perform orthopedic special tests in addition to a range of motion and strength to help confirm diagnosis and guide treatment options. Rehabilitation is based around exercise rehab focusing on strengthening affected joints, hands-on treatment to improve symptoms and range of motion and advice and education on management strategies.


At Total Rehab Solutions, our physiotherapists can treat all medical conditions. We are fortunate in having several physiotherapists specialised in treating pediatrics, neurological, vestibular, Cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal conditions.

If you would like to speak to our admin team to see how we can help, contact us on 1300 685 046 or find out more information at totalrehabsolutions.com.au.