2 November 2016 | News
Ever had a niggling pain in your back?
You’re not alone. According to Physiotherapy New Zealand’s (PNZ) nationwide survey more than 90% of New Zealander’s will experience some form of back pain in their life time.
To tie in with their latest back pain campaign PNZ has released two new videos showing the remarkable difference physios make in their patients lives.
The first video follows Ellie and her battle with chronic back pain. Ellie says that some days she had to make the kids beds “on her hands and knees” as her back pain was so severe. After seeing her physio Chris she was taught a whole new way of moving.
“Physiotherapy has given me a whole new way of life and how to do things. I’m pain free now and I can be as involved in anything as I want to be,” says Ellie.
Paul’s story shows his physiotherapy journey after a back injury from lifting heavy bags at work. Paul thought that surgery was going to be his only option, until he discovered his physio Mark who showed him how to treat this pain and prevent it from coming back again.
“Physiotherapy is the best thing that has ever happened to be medically,” says Paul.
Watch their stories below. For more information and free downloads visit our back pain page. Want to find your own physio? Try our nationwide find a physio database here.