The word “acute” with respect to injury, means from the time the injury is first sustained, to the point whereby pain has settled, and has a lower chance of aggravation or re injury. The difference in the acute care of Fixme Clinic compared to other practices is the knowledge we instil in our patients through careful education- know what you’ve done, how the injury occurs, what are you likely to experience/feel, how long your recovery is likely to be, what are the ways you can best manage or reduce your pain/symptoms at home and how to prevent this into the future.
The types of acute pain and injuries we treat, but are not limited to, include:
- Neck, head and jaw pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Shoulder pain/injuries
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Knee pain/injuries
- Hip pain
- ALL sporting injuries
- ACL tears/ ruptures (pre and post surgery)
- Work related injuries
You can get your acute injuries covered by ACC as long as you have a definitive incident which caused the injury and the date of injury.
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Chronic pain by nature is complex and unique to each individual. If you are experiencing chronic pain (more than 3 months of similar pain/symptoms), then needless to say you are searching for ways to reduce or completely get rid of your particular symptoms.
You would expect that if you sustained an injury that in time it will heal itself, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Chronic pain often involves the nerves or nervous system which pick up pain signals and direct them to the brain, even if the structure causing pain is not damaged. You might be thinking, “this is starting to sound confusing”, well that’s because it is.
Chronic pain is a beast of its own, but don’t despair. Traditional therapists with no knowledge or experience with chronic pain will not be able to provide the correct strategy to reduce your pain. Our method is developed through experience and continuing success.
ACC usually would only cover single incident injuries with clear mechanism for cause but we are also able to make a claim to cover gradual process injuries that are work related. Please discuss with our clinicians.
BACK AND NECK PAIN
The statistics tell us that 80% of us will have at least one significant episode of back/neck pain – so it can happen to most of us at some time and at any age.
At Fixme Clinic we draw on a great deal of experience for managing neck and back pain. We use a variety of modalities depending on your unique presentation. We are very committed to prevention of back/neck pain and always include in our assessment and treatment the right advice to prevent recurrence – prevention always being better than cure.
Being around computers every day, as many of us are, is often a recipe for neck and back pain. The good news is that most of that pain is not only treatable but preventable. We will look closely at your ergonomics, posture and advise appropriate modifications to your set-up. And, show you which exercises and stretches are going to help you.
Don’t put up with persistent neck and back pain.
Shoulder pain like other injuries can be caused by chronic degeneration, or acute injury. Regardless there is usually an acute component that is very easily treated. The main thing to take note of is that when treated early, you will avoid further long term damage, therefore potentially avoiding long term pain. Our methods for treating shoulders come from years of experience with sportspeople and different type of jobs. Whether you are a tradesman or an office worker, getting on top of your shoulder problems is easy with Fixme Clinic.
Knee pain is difficult to manage if you are on your feet for most of the day. Even if you aren’t, the inactivity followed by short burst of activity can worsen a knee condition to the point of becoming chronic. Don’t let an acute knee issue take over your life. Our assessment techniques will allow an accurate diagnosis for your knee condition followed by a tailored plan to suit your lifestyle. Our expertise in tailoring effective exercise programmes allows us to have a broader view to treat your knee pain.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
ESWT, also known as Shockwave Therapy, or Radial Shockwave Therapy, provides treatments to patients suffering from a range of chronic conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy that are notoriously difficult to resolve.
The basic principles behind shockwave therapy are the high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to stimulate pain relief and tissue repair.
Impressive results have been reported in cases that have been recalcitrant and failed to respond to treatment regimes including conventional approaches. What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief.
The clinician will pass the shockwave applicator over the injured area. While the stimulation may produce some discomfort, patients often feel immediate reduction of pain in the first 24 hours after treatment.
Depending on the condition and the patient, one may need up to 5 treatments of 10-15 minutes for the expected results.
POST OPERATIVE RECOVERY
Post Operative rehabilitation physiotherapy is available for anyone who has had surgery or experiencing pain, muscle weakness, stiffness, reduced mobility, reduced independence, and low exercise tolerance; all of them can get benefits from post-operative rehabilitation.
Surgery has benefits, but it may affect your physical and psychological state and maybe the reason for anxiety and frustration. Usually, people get bored and feel pressure and frustration.
Our physiotherapist at Fixme Clinic will provide you with a full exercise program that will help you to achieve your short and long-term health goals and maximize your recovery potential.
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