Whether your injury is from work, sport, driving or life in general you’ll find that physiotherapy is an important part of your rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy treatment will reduce pain and stiffness and promote healing so you can get back to your everyday activities and hobbies as soon as possible.
It is important to commence physiotherapy shortly after your accident for the best possible results.
The most common form of work related injuries are sprains and strains followed by chronic joint and muscle conditions. Physiotherapy can speed up your recovery but even more importantly give you the guidance to ensure that a repeat of the injury is less likely and tailor a gradual return to the workplace.
Workcover will make payments for physiotherapy treatment.
Road Traffic Injuries
Common conditions caused by road traffic accidents where physiotherapy can assist include:
- Back pain
- Thoracic (chest) pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- TMJ (jaw) pain
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) will make payments for physiotherapy treatment.
Sports injuries that are commonly treated by physiotherapy include:
- Ankle sprain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Back pain
- Groin strain
- Hamstring strain
- Knee Joint injury
- Runner’s knee
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Patello-femoral pain
- Shin splints
- Shoulder injury
- Rotator cuff injury
- Stress fracture
- Tennis/Golf elbow
Physiotherapy treatment will depend on your symptoms but may include:
- Heat therapy to reduce pain
- Soft tissue massage to ease pain and stiffness
- Stretching to lengthen tight muscles
- Joint mobilisation to regain range of movement
- Dry needling for muscle pain
- Muscle strengthening once pain has settled to support and stabilize the surrounding joints
- Rehabilitation plan specifically tailored for your return to sport