Having the correct treatment after an injury is important, to make sure the injury is put under correct loading for the stage of healing it is in, to promote the best healing with the best time frames. Without these guidelines, too much load and pressure, or not enough, can cause further injury, discomfort and a slower healing time, meaning you are out of action for longer.
Always get an injury assessed by a physiotherapist, to allow a faster and correct recovery, decreasing the time and money spent on future reoccurring or compensationary injuries.
At Physio Direct we are ACC accredited, therefore you don’t need a GP referral to see us when you have had an injury which will save you time and money.
Sports Injuries: At Physio Direct we cover all types of sports injuries from sprains and strains, to muscles and ligament tears. We are able to refer for Ultra Sound Scans, X-rays and onto specialists if and when required. We also have a range of taping and braces that we can use and have for sale, to give extra support if needed. Our experienced team will give you all the exercises and advise you need to get you back on the field faster!
Work place injuries: There are a huge variety of work places, from office based sedentary work, to harvesting forests consisting of very heavy manual labour. Injuries can occur anywhere at any time and if your injury is stopping you from being at work, then your lively hood can be put at risk. Physio Direct is not only able to assist you with the recovery of your injury, but also with your return to work. We are able to do work place assessments determining the areas that are the most difficult, and put a plan in place, working with ACC to bridge the gap of returning to work with a gradual increase to working hours and duties. These programmes are specific and tailor made to each individual and work place scenario. Physio Direct also offers Discomfort Clinics to employers to assist with injury prevention and reducing the need for time off work.
Surgical rehabilitation: After surgery it is important to get things moving and functioning again. At Physio Direct we can assist you with your recovery, helping you achieve the correct post-operative stages in the correct time frames. We give you a home based exercise program that is tailored to your specific surgery and also treat any associated aches and muscle tensions. We can also help to reduce the effects of scar tissue which can lead to restricted movement. A surgeon will usually give you limitations and time frames to bring to your treating physiotherapist as guidelines to work with.
Neck and Back Pain: Neck and back pain are the most common complaints in the physiotherapy world. 80% of people in the world at some stage of their lives experience back pain. Whether you spend too much time on the computer or have a job that requires repetitive tasks, we can help ease your aches and pains. We are able to show you core strengthening exercises to help strengthen and stabilise your spine to limit the compensation strategies you adapt from being in pain. Headaches are very common with neck pain and are important to get on top of. At Physio Direct, we can show you stretches to help relieve tightness to make your days more productive.
Muscle and Joint Pain: Arthritis getting you down? You don’t have to give up your golf, bowls or any of the activities you enjoy. It is important to keep moving as exercise helps stimulate bone growth and health, to maintain joint function. We can help get your joints moving again, relieving pain and discomfort allowing you to return to the things you enjoy the most.
Neurological Rehabilitation: If you have a chronic neurological impairment or injury, we can help with the conditioning of muscle wasting by giving you a home exercise program that is based on improving strength, balance, muscle length and proprioception. We are able to do home visits if you are unable to come in to see us, so you can continue with your rehabilitation in the comfort of your own home.