Please note: Leonie Mills Physio will be closed until further notice from Wednesday 14th February 2024. Please consider this when booking a new appointment. For more information, please call Leonie on 9143 1510.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is what people generally think of as ‘normal’ or ‘standard’ physiotherapy treatment, i.e. General Physiotherapy, e.g. back pain, neck pain, rehab after injury etc. 

We approach this work with a bigger picture in mind and will not only assist with your current issue, but teach you how to prevent and /or manage it in the long term.


General Physiotherapy

General or Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy involves assessment and treatment of components to the musculoskeletal system – muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. People will often present with pain or with a functional limitation, such as limited range of movement often reported as “stiffness,” or reduced strength commonly called “weakness.”


Who does it affect?

Musculoskeletal issues can occur for anyone at any time. Common factors that can increase the risk of musculoskeletal issues are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Static positioning, such as sitting and standing for extended periods 
  • Repetitive movements 
  • Traumatic injury e.g. Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains


Based on assesment

Musculoskeletal injuries are treated based on assessment findings. Your concern will generally be categorised as a movement or control dysfunction, and a treatment plan will be devised according to this. Treatment often includes manual therapy, such as massage and manipulation, dry needling and exercise prescription.


What can Leonie Mills Physio do for me?

We will take a thorough history of your concerns, including previous episodes. We aim to collaborate with clients, manage their initial concerns and develop a self-management plan for long-lasting resolution.

We go beyond the ‘quick fix’ and establish what you need to ensure your symptoms completely resolve. We understand the competing priorities in day-to-day life and will devise a program relevant and achievable for you.

Follow-up appointments will be provided to monitor your progress and ensure your symptoms are resolved to your satisfaction.

Why Choose Leonie Mills Physio?

Our founder, Leonie, is the only full time, post graduate qualified pelvic health physio in Karratha.
We tailor the support to you.
You’ll feel like you’ll know us!
We provide a holistic approach to your health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to access your physio services?

No, no referral is required. You can book directly online or call us on 91431510.

Can I claim private health rebates straight away?

Yes. A HICAPS machine is available for immediate rebates at the end of your appointment.

How long is a General Physio appointment?

An initial assessment is 45 minutes. Standard follow up appointments are 30 minutes. However, if you need more time, you can book an extended follow up for 45 minutes.

Can I bring my kids to the appointment?

Yes, kids are always welcome and the clinic is set up to be as kid friendly as possible.

How many appointments will I need?

This is dependent on your condition. Leonie Mills Physio focuses on promoting long term resolution and self-management, so you do not need to come back again and again. If you have limitations to how many appointments you can attend due to time, financial or other reasons, let us know and we will consider this in your plan.

Our Services

Our team at Leonie Mills Physio in Karratha provides a unique, holistic, evidence-based approach to General Physiotherapy, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. 

General Physio

As a local physiotherapy business, we understand the value and importance of good quality, evidence-based, local health care services.  We work closely with GPs and other health professionals in Karratha, the Pilbara and Perth. Learn More

Women's Health

Our purpose is to empower women to support themselves. We understand that continence and pelvic health issues are sensitive topics and for many, they can be difficult to talk about and we are here to show understanding and empathy at all times. Learn More


We provide support for families regarding their baby's and child's physical development. This includes support to meet gross motor milestones, as well as orthopaedic issues such as plagiocephaly, talipes, bowed legs and development hip dysplasia. Learn More