World celebration of Physiotherapists not a stretch
Sunday 8th September marks World Physiotherapy Day.
The day celebrates all the positive and great contributions Physiotherapists make to their communities. The theme for this year’s Physio Day is “Taking Control of Chronic Pain”. Chronic pain is the single largest cause of disability in the world. In Australia alone, more than 3.2 million people suffer with chronic pain. In older Australians, this is one in three.
Education as well as suitable exercise prescription has been shown to help people manage chronic pain. It also increases their activity and improves quality of life.
Physiotherapists work with a large variety of conditions in specialised areas including: Musculoskeletal/Orthopaedic conditions, Cardiothoracic conditions, Neurological conditions, Women’s/Men’s Health, Sports, Paediatrics any many more.
In Australia, there are more than 33,000 practising physiotherapists registered with AHPRA.
Physiotherapists assist clients in the recovery/rehabilitation of injuries, provide advice on pain management and may offer interventions to help manage/reduce pain. They also prescribe exercises that may assist client in managing stiffness, improve strength and mobility, as well as prevent further injuries.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose and manage conditions objectively, and to assist client’s self-manage their conditions.
At DPV Health we have a number of exercise groups as well as qualified clinicians in our multidisciplinary team that can assist our clients manage their chronic pain.
Some of our groups include the GLA:D program, Living Well with Pain, Hydrotherapy, Falls and Balance and the Restorative Hand Function group.
Please contact our Physiotherapy Team via Intake to arrange a comprehensive assessment.