James Fitzpatrick

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that takes a whole person approach to health and well-being. Patient involvement in their own care through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment is at the core. It is a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing underlying physical issues.


The profession helps to maintain health for people of all ages and encompasses

rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.


Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well. They also work closely with GP’s and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. 


Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care; physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.


James Fitzpatrick

BHSc (Physio) APA

As a physiotherapist I have an interest in maximizing all patient’s physical health

and overall well-being. I am passionate about public health and improving

outcomes for the population. I have a special interest in managing

musculoskeletal and sporting injuries in all age groups, including sport

biomechanics. I am particularly interested in running analysis and technique as

well as motor learning and training for injury prevention and treatment.

I am an accredited athletics coach and specialize in pole vault. I am currently a

Tasmanian Institute of Sport Coaching Scholarship Holder.