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Find out how physio can help you regain movement by treating or preventing a range of chronic conditions and injuries

Read more about: Falls Prevention | After a stroke | After surgery | Arthritis | Asthma | At work | Back pain | COPD | Muscle Sprains | Pelvic floor disorders | Sports performance | Return to work |


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How Physio Can Help

  • Falls Prevention

    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

  • After a stroke

    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

  • After surgery

    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

  • Arthritis

    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

  • Asthma

    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

  • At work

    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

  • Back pain

    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

  • COPD

    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

  • Muscle Sprains

    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

  • Pelvic floor disorders

    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

  • Sports performance

    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

  • Return to work

    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

  • DHB Leaders

    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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