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When you visit your physio for the first time, they'll talk to you about your medical history and assess your health issue. They'll discuss what you'd like to achieve from the treatment.
Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to help restore movement and function to anyone affected by an injury, disability or health condition. It’s a therapy that can help you achieve movement for life!
These position statements offer important information on the standards expected from physiotherapists; topics include treatment of whanau and family members, supervision, the importance of clear sexual boundaries and many others.
Links to useful health organisations, resources and other international Physiotherapy Associations.
Physio’s are professionally qualified with either a Diploma in Physiotherapy (pre-1991), a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, or a qualification from overseas approved by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.
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As you get older you have a greater risk of falling. Physiotherapy can help by providing exercises that will improve your strength and balance, reducing... Read
If you have suffered a stroke then physiotherapy can play a very important role in your recovery; both during your hospital stay and after you... Read
Surgery is sometimes needed to improve your health, or save your life and it can be stressful both emotionally and physically. A physio can help... Read
Keeping moving is vital if you have arthritis. Physios are qualified and skilled in getting you moving around more freely despite your arthritis. They'll start... Read
Suffer from asthma? Then it’s essential that you learn how to breathe correctly; a physio can help you manage the physical effects of your asthma... Read
How many hours in your lifetime will you spend at work? A physio can help you be better at work by advising on posture, repetitive... Read
Over 80% of New Zealanders will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. If you’re one of them, then you’ll know what struggle... Read
Are you breathless? Have you ever smoked? If so you could have a lung disease called COPD. While there is no cure there are treatments,... Read
A physio can help you recover from a muscle sprain or tear. The earlier you get help, the faster your injury is likely to... Read
If you sometimes experience urine leakage (incontinence) then you’re not alone, 1.1 million New Zealanders experience some form of this every month. The good news... Read
If you play sport then you may have seen a physio for injury rehabilitation - but did you know physiotherapy can also improve your sporting... Read
Returning to work after an accident or illness can be a daunting task, but getting back to work has lots of benefits. A physio can... Read
The District Health Board Leaders group are Physiotherapy Advisors, Leaders and Managers from District Health Board (DHB) physiotherapy services in New Zealand. Read
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