After an injury or an operation we will log a claim with ACC and get authorisation for subsidised physiotherapy treatment. You will have a full assessment and diagnosis, have your condition clearly explained to you and with your consent receive appropriate treatment. We will also provide you with advice on how you can help to reduce your pain and get back to work or sport faster. A home programme of stretches and strengthening exercises will hasten your recovery and help prevent your problem recurring.
After an acute injury follow the advice for RICE found under the Physio FAQ. section. Contact Physiotherapists can help you decide if you need to see a doctor. Most common sports injuries are muscle strains, ligament sprains and bruises however it is important to exclude fractures, dislocations and muscle/ligament tears. Call and discuss your condition with us at Contact Physiotherapy and we can advise you. We have modalities to help to reduce pain and swelling and assist in increasing range of motion and restoring normal muscle function and gait. These steps can help you get mobile as soon as possible. Sport specific rehabilitation can improve performance and help prevent injury. Strapping can also be an important part of the return to sport process. It can help to protect the injured tissue reducing the strains on it during progressive rehab back to top performance.
Back and neck pain are two of the most common complaints we see. Krissy’s Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from Curtin University in Western Australia was a year of full time study, specialising in the treatment and management of spinal pain and disability. These conditions are most easily treated in the first few weeks after a sprain but even if you have had pain for years there are often things that can be done to ease your symptoms and improve your day to day life. Simple advice about posture and activity can make sure you are not aggravating your condition and maintain your fitness and ability to work and play.
She is also qualified in the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine using the McKenzie approach. He pioneered the concept that people can fix their own back pain with exercise and posture. Now with modern day scans and research there is strong evidence that his diagnostic protocol and exercise principles ease back pain. You do not need to be incapacitated by back pain- come and talk to us and get an exercise regime that works for you.