Managing pain on your own can be exhausting, stressful and completely unnecessary. Relying on over-the-counter medication, advice from “Dr Google” can end up hurting you more and are not effective ways of helping your body recover. Whether you are dealing with an old sports injury which has started aching again or have simply hurt yourself by putting your back out by carrying groceries to and from the car, there’s no reason not to seek out medical attention. Seeking the assistance of a physio in Auckland can often be the best healthcare decision you make for yourself and your body.
This is how we help treat you to help rehabilitate injuries, strengthen weakened areas and assist with general aches and pains.
Assess Your Injury And Provide A Diagnosis
Even if you have a referral from another healthcare professional, we will assess you completely to determine an exact diagnosis. This is to avoid treating the wrong area accidentally and also to fully understand the extent of your pain and functional limitations. We may ask you to explain your pain in detail, what you find difficult to do and then perform some tests to provide us with a clearer idea of the injury. It is also essential that we learn more about your daily routine and medical history to ensure we have all the factors evaluated. We can then provide you with a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that applies to you.
Provide Relief With Movement
To start your recovery, we will help you engage in different exercises to start conditioning the area that needs treatment. In addition to this, we will also use several different techniques to start providing relief. This includes the use of acupuncture, electrotherapy and massage techniques. For the first-timer, this may seem overwhelming, but we can assure you that these are quite safe and are industry standard. We will then also prescribe you exercises to help decrease pain, maintain strength and then build stability around the injured area.
Adjust Your Lifestyle
Although we highlight the importance of a good diet and physical exercise to all our patients, realistically, not everyone has the time or resources to live a well-balanced life. But we can make suggestions on corrective posture, easy to do exercises, changing the way you work and increasing your activity levels in a manageable way. All of these help reduce stress, build better muscle strength and allows you to keep doing what you love.
Our treatment follows a simple process of distinguishing the areas of pain, exploring your medical history and then beginning recovery. Each plan is unique and designed for the patient. While standard methods and techniques may be used, we will never view you as just another number in the practice. Make a booking today with one of our expert physios in Auckland for professional treatment and support throughout your health journey.