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IS YOUR PHYSIO WELL INFORMED?

IS YOUR PHYSIO WELL INFORMED?

This post is a side bar discussion from our five part guide to identifying high (or low) value care for an injury or pain problem.

IS YOUR TREATMENT HELPING YOU TO SELF-MANAGE YOUR HEALTH?

IS YOUR TREATMENT HELPING YOU TO SELF-MANAGE YOUR HEALTH?

A low value service should be suspected if the overall message imparted to you from your healthcare provider has the effect of diminishing your self-efficacy. What does that mean?

YOU'RE AN INDIVIDUAL, SO YOUR TREATMENT SHOULD BE TOO

YOU'RE AN INDIVIDUAL, SO YOUR TREATMENT SHOULD BE TOO

A truly individualised care plan is dependent on your practitioner understanding YOU, not putting you in a box.

QUALITY COMMUNICATION - THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD 'BEDSIDE MANNER'

QUALITY COMMUNICATION - THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD 'BEDSIDE MANNER'

Whether it’s Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Remedial Massage, Osteopathy or a Medical Consultation you should always feel understood and properly informed.

Do you know the 'Natural history' of your problem?

Do you know the 'Natural history' of your problem?

Understanding the genetic and historical factors relative to your pain or injury is vital. Do you know if your problem has a past?

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) - IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) - IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

Are HIIT workouts and gyms delivering the results people expect? Or, causing more harm than good?

HOW TO IDENTIFY HIGH VALUE CLINICAL CARE

HOW TO IDENTIFY HIGH VALUE CLINICAL CARE

When we’re not feeling our best it’s easy to be lured in by promotional gimmicks from care providers, but does this reflect the quality of care? Here’s how to identify high value care.

IF FOAM ROLLING HURTS, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG

IF FOAM ROLLING HURTS, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG

You may feel a bit tender on a foam roller but strong pain shouldn’t be part of the equation…

CRACK!! IS SPINE CRACKING GOOD FOR YOU?

CRACK!! IS SPINE CRACKING GOOD FOR YOU?

Most of us have had our back cracked, maybe even heard a few pops while stretching… But is back cracking good for us?

PHYSIOTHERPAY AND ARTHRITIC HIPS

PHYSIOTHERPAY AND ARTHRITIC HIPS

Hip pain is common and there are many ways to treat it. Is Physiotherapy is one of the best ways to reduce pain?

GETTING DOWN ON ONE KNEE - KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY

GETTING DOWN ON ONE KNEE - KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY

These days, a knee replacement surgery is pretty straight forward. Our joints are removed and new, prosthetic ones are installed. But what about our confidence? How do you learn the limits of your newly installed joint?

WHY PEOPLE THINK PHYSIOTHERAPY SUCKS

WHY PEOPLE THINK PHYSIOTHERAPY SUCKS

Physiotherapy shouldn’t hurt, it shouldn’t be just about your body and it shouldn’t be a generic solution to your individual issue. But many people avoid Physio treatment because they simply don’t understand it…

SNAP, CRACKLE & POP! HVLA MANIPULATION EXPLAINED

SNAP, CRACKLE & POP! HVLA MANIPULATION EXPLAINED

Have you ever been adjusted by your physiotherapist and wondered how they know where and what to crack or pull? This article explains HVLA treatment…

RUNNING INJURIES

RUNNING INJURIES

Running is a very natural part of human movement. Naturally though, there is a lot of room for error and injury that can stop us in our tracks…

Navigating the Australian healthcare system

Navigating the Australian healthcare system

Understanding your healthcare entitlements and needs can be a difficult task. We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the system…

MANAGING YOUR CHOLESTEROL: TOP 10 DIETICIAN TIPS

MANAGING YOUR CHOLESTEROL: TOP 10 DIETICIAN TIPS

There are 3 different types of Cholesterol naturally found in our bodies. If your levels are a bit up and down, what can you do to help get keep them stable?

Should Physio hurt?

Should Physio hurt?

Sometimes getting the body mobilised and dealing with injury can be painful. Your body is talking to you when you feel pain sensations. But it shouldn’t be yelling…