Illawarra Physiotherapy offers a professional physiotherapy services for Spinal, Shoulder, General Musculoskeletal, Pre and Post-Operative Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries in Wollongong. We have a history of well established relationships with many of the Illawarra’s Orthopaedic and Spinal surgeons to provide you with specific post-operative protocols.

Spine Physiotherapy

Specific treatment for neck and low back pain. Spinal Physiotherapy is a sub-specialty discipline of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and uses any available physical intervention such as manual therapy, specific or general exercise (to name a few) to provide clinically justified, evidence-based and sustainable solutions for movement or posturally-mediated spinal problems. The spine physiotherapy service at Illawarra Physiotherapy is a physiotherapy service dedicated to the management of spine and pain disorders. We provide an integrated service working with neurosurgery and spine surgery, pain medicine, occupational and general spinal medicine to provide a coordinated approach to spinal care.


  • Management of acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Nerve-related arm and leg pain
  • Whiplash and neck-related headache and dizziness
  • Specific spinal conditions
  • Differentiation and management of hip, sacroiliac joint, low back pain, neck, shoulder, arm pain.
  • Complex cases
  • Coccydynia


Pre and Post Spinal Surgery Management (fusion, disc replacement, decompression, discectomy)

Pre-surgical consultations

  • A comprehensive educational program relating to physical recovery, activity planning following surgery and pain with a physiotherapist and nurse (specialising in spine surgery)
  • Techniques relating to improving movement
  • Preventative exercises


Post- surgical consultations

  • Pain control strategies
  • Reassurance and advice
  • Monitoring of neurological status
  • Design of graded activity in accordance with the surgery undertaken
  • Motor relearning addressing the specific home, work, and recreational goals of the patient

Shoulder Physiotherapy

We have extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of Shoulder pain and Post-Operative Rehabilitation. We work closely with Shoulder Surgeons to optimise you rehabilitaion and recovery. We provide Individualized treatment for

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation following shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder dislocation/Instabilities
  • AC joint Injuries


Designed to assist you to continue with an active life doing the things that you enjoy. We work closely with Rheumatologists to provide the most current treatment.

  • Managing pain
  • Improving strength, fitness
  • Increased flexibility

Sprains, Strains, and Tears

Treatment aimed to relieve, repair and strengthen

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee sprains
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendon injuries

Sports Physiotherapy

Injury Prevention and rehabilitation for amateur and recreational athletes

  • Return to running programs
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Sports screening

Casting, Splinting and Bracing

Skilled and Experience Physiotherapists in applying

  • Upper and lower limb fibreglass casts and backslabs
  • Thermoplastic splints
  • Cam Walking Boots
  • Knee and ankle braces for management of sprains and strains

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Following surgery, having a personalised post-operative rehabilitation plan will help to ensure that your body will heal properly. Re-establishing joint and muscle control, function and movement are important to your successful surgical outcomes. Our allied health team will

  • Assess your current health status and function
  • Design and implement a personalised program
  • Supervise your rehabilitation in a modern physiotherapy centre.


Telehealth is a way to provide physiotherapy advice, education and self-management programs virtually to all our clients at a time when you cannot physically attend to our practice.

Book an appointment over the phone and we contact you to help you out. You will receive an email with a link to access your appointment.