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What is Physiotherapy?

The physiotherapy process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, treatment or rehabilitation. Physiotherapy is provided in a variety of settings. Physiotherapists help people move and participate in life and in their communities, especially when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disability or disease.

Physiotherapists are involved in health promotion, injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. After assessing a patient’s potential for movement and function, the physiotherapist establishes (together with the patient, whanau/family and caregivers) treatment goals designed to restore or develop that potential, and then maintain it.

Injury Management

We assess, diagnose and implement the appropriate management for your injuries. Physiotherapists are able to lodge your claim with ACC (for most conditions) and will refer you for further investigation or treatment if required. We take into consideration when your injury occurred, the severity of your injury and your lifestyle when planning your rehabilitation. Treatment approaches can include a wide variety of modalities, for example, electrotherapy, mobilisation of joints and soft tissues, stretches and specific exercises, acupuncture and advice on how to best manage your problem from home.

Post-operative Rehabilition

After your operation we educate and guide you through your exercise programme so you achieve goals at the expected time frames. We liaise with your surgeon as necessary to ensure we adhere to post-operative instructions specific to you. We can then tailor your rehabilitation so you can work towards goals and activities that are important to you.

Massage Therapy

We can incorporate soft tissue mobilisation and massage into your regular physiotherapy treatment session when indicated, or we can recommend local Therapists for you to continue your relaxation or therapeutic massage.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture refers to the insertion of fine, solid needles into any part of the body for pain relief, healing and general well being. In New Zealand the term “Acupuncture” is generally considered to be a broad umbrella term which encompasses different philosophies of needling. Acupuncture can be used in combination with your regular physiotherapy if desired. Your therapist will discuss your options and your acupuncture with you and gain your consent before commencing if this form of treatment.

Exercise Therapy

Exercise of some form will probably be part of your treatment plan . This may vary from one simple stretch to a complex exercise programme, depending on your type of problem and what your goal of treatment may be. Therapists will advise on exercises that are specific for your problem and will tailor this to your level of fitness / ability and what may suit your lifestyle best.

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by German, Joseph Pilates (1880-1967).  It is a combination of yoga, Zen meditation, Greek and Roman exercises.  Try Pilates for health, stability, posture and wellbeing. It is ideal for people who suffer back or neck pain, have sedentary jobs, post operative recovery, athletes, prenatal/postnatal and those who want to improve posture, fitness, core stability, strength and flexibility. Read more...

Stay on Your Feet

An exercise programme developed specifically for older adults to improve their strength, balance and well being. Talk to you Physiotherapist, GP, Practice Nurse or Sport South Canterbury for a referral.

Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Recovery

We offer this service for people who may suffer dizziness or unsteadiness when changing positions. George was involved in setting up a specialist clinic in the UK treating patients who were suffering with vertigo type symptoms. There are special techniques that can be used to determine the problem and treatment can be tailored accordingly.

Non-musculoskeletal Acupuncture

Jo offers a service treating clients with acupuncture who have non musculoskeletal conditions. For example, pre-post natal pregnancy, post herpatic neuralgia, relaxation – stress relief, bells palsey and trigeminal neuralgia.

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