Physio's can help you recover from, prevent or manage a wide range of conditions - everything from arthritis to pelvic floor disorders.
Find out how physio can help you regain movement by treating or preventing a range of chronic conditions and injuries.
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 your chance of having a fall and enabling you to keep active.
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 leave.
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 you recover from surgery faster and get back to enjoying your daily activities.
Keeping moving is vital if you have arthritis. Physios are qualified and skilled in getting you moving around more freely despite your arthritis.
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 including controlling coughing, coping with an attack and improving your breathing.
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 tasks, strain injuries and anything else that affects your health at work.
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 it can be. Back pain can impact on your work and your general ability to keep moving and enjoy life
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, including physiotherapy, that can help you manage your symptoms and lead a more active lifestyle.
A physio can help you recover from a muscle sprain or tear. The earlier you get help, the faster your injury is likely to heal.
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 is it can be helped, so don’t wait, it’s never too late to regain control of your life.
If you play sport then you may have seen a physio for injury rehabilitation - but did you know physiotherapy can also improve your sporting performance, show you how to reduce the risk of injuries and teach you how to stretch and warm up correctly?