Applecross Physiotherapy offers experienced and friendly physiotherapists that practice with the highest quality of clinical care.

Our focus is to provide you with the help you need to overcome injury with minimal delay. We utilize evidence based physiotherapy treatment offering a range of services and treatment options.

Established within the Applecross Medical Centre in 2001 and previously Forbes Road, Applecross Physiotherapy is the longest standing physiotherapy practice within Applecross, Western Australia.

Appointments are offered Monday to Saturday with availability outside of normal business hours.


Located on level 1 within the Applecross Medical Centre at the intersection of Riseley Street and Canning Highway (174 Canning Hwy Applecross), there is plenty of parking available and lift access if required.
We service Applecross as well as surrounding suburbs including Perth, South Perth, Como, Mount Pleasant, Ardross, Booragoon, Manning and Bicton.

Call us on (08) 9316 1186 for an appointment or see HERE for more contact & location information.

Applecross Physiotherapy is a HICAPS provider and our services are covered by health insurance providers. We are also a Medibank Members Choice and BUPA Preferred Provider.

We acknowledge GP referrals following Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Enhanced Primary Care (Medicare EPC) Plans.

Applecross Physiotherapy is an official sponsor and physiotherapy provider to the SATALYST VERVE RACING TEAM and Hockey WA Holistic Elite Athlete Training (HEAT): high performance hockey program and the WA Mens U/21 hockey team.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to speak to one of our staff. We are more than happy to answer any of your questions with regards to our services.

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Manual Therapy refers to a broad range of “hands on” physiotherapy techniques applied to the body to treat musculoskeletal and neural (nerve related) conditions. The aim of this type of treatment is to regain or improve movement and reduce discomfort. Manual therapy is usually used with other treatment options to achieve results according to your treatment plan devised by your physiotherapist. Specific manual therapy techniques include:

  • Mobilisation – movement of a joint, nerve or muscle
  • Manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation) – muscle energy techniques


Pilates is a form of exercise aimed at developing controlled movement by building strength within stabilising (supporting) muscles of the spine.

Applecross Physiotherapy offers physiotherapy structured and supervised Pilates programs. This allows Pilates to be offered in conjunction with other treatment options to maintain specificity to your injury and rehabilitation.

For further information regarding Applecross Physiotherapy’s Pilates program structure call (08) 9316 1186


Adrian is competent in bike fitting road, time trial, track and mountain bikes and has experience in assisting cyclists of various levels in Perth. A bike fit may not only assist in achieving optimal position in order to ride faster but improve comfort and efficiency.

Adrian can assess current position and make adjustments as required including working around existing injuries.

For more information on Perth bike fitting click HERE.


Physiotherapists utilise advanced knowledge of anatomy and pathology to retrain movement patterns that can assist patients post injury. Exercises are designed to incorporate movements and tasks either within daily life, occupation or activity/sport. This type of exercise rehabilitation individualises exercises to each patient, combining functional movement with strength and conditioning, with an overall goal of functional independence.

Learn to train movement patterns, not just individual muscles. These sessions are supervised by our physiotherapists including provision of home based exercise programs. Contact us for more information.


This is a specialised branch of physiotherapy  that can provide assessment and individualised treatment to those experiencing problems such as incontinence, urinary urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, antenatal / postnatal issues, and pre/post-prostatectomy.

Applecross Physiotherapy also has Real Time Ultrasound available as an option for assessment and muscle training.


Applecross Physiotherapy has 2 qualified and experienced staff specialising in massage therapy.

Various treatment options include deep and soft tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, stress management, NST (Bowen Therapy),  pre/post event sports massage, relaxation massage and passive stretch as needed.


(Commonly referred to as acupuncture) is a technique that can be used for the deactivation of muscular trigger points. It involves insertion of an acupuncture needle through the skin and into muscle, targeting any trigger points identified with muscle palpation during assessment. Trigger points can cause pain, reduction in muscle length, and muscle weakness. On consultation with your physiotherapist trigger point dry needling may be suggested as a treatment option.


Orthotic Prescription may be required at the discretion of your physiotherapist to reduce or improve the biomechanical stress on the lower back or lower limb. Applecross Physiotherapy utilises gaitscan technology that allows customisation of an orthotic product according to your injury and footwear requirements.

If you are seeking orthotics or have a query related to orthotic prescription we encourage discussion with your physiotherapist or make an appointment (08)9316 1186


Vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disruption in your balance (vestibular) system. Vertigo may be used to describe feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness. Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum).

Common triggers of vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.

Please call to make an appointment with Andrew McIntyre for treatment of vertigo, particularly Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).


Exercises will usually be prescribed by your physiotherapist following assessment of the problem. The aim is to regain or improve posture, movement, conditioning, strength or balance (proprioception) depending on the cause of the problem.

Exercises may be tailored before and following surgery depending on the type of procedure and stage of recovery. Studies have shown that physiotherapy prescribed exercise programs are effective in promoting rapid recovery and return to the workplace.


This refers to physiotherapy structured and supervised exercise in water. It can be a highly effective method of regaining or improving movement, strength and balance following injury or surgery.

Movement within water removes gravitational type load on the body therefore allowing movement to occur with less chance of aggravating your injury. The effect of buoyancy can assist the movement of a joint or limb and a moderate level of resistance can also be created from turbulence.


APA – Australian Physiotherapy Association


AHPRA – Australian Health and Practitioners


Physiotherapy Board of Australia



Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to speak to one of our staff. We are more than happy to answer any of your questions with regards to our services.