Physiotherapy – why it’s REALLY important for you and your loved ones

Not only in Melbourne, but also across Australia and the world, pain and injury management is a huge and growing public health issue. If you suffer from pain, it is imperative that you receive appropriate and effective care, management and prevention from a reputable physiotherapist.

1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain, including adolescents and children. Here at Pinnacle Health Group, our physiotherapists have seen it all. From injuries to chronic back and neck pain, through to headaches and post-operative rehabilitation, we have treated the range of chronic pains. Our qualified and highly skilled Physiotherapists in Melbourne form part of an elite group across the country, dedicated to helping Australians manage their pain and regain their quality of life.

To understand our passion for delivering the Pinnacle in health care and Physiotherapy, let’s have a look at the impact chronic pain can have, so we can truly understand the vast benefits of Physiotherapy.

The Knock-On Effects Of Chronic Pain

As we mentioned earlier, chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Australians; but did you know that 1 in 5 Australians suffering from chronic pain also suffer from depression? This is not only a staggering number of people suffering, but it’s also a dangerous combination. Chronic pain, much like depression, can become a serious and debilitating disease in its own right, and significantly diminish a person’s quality of life. Yet there is still little awareness of it. By raising awareness and seeking treatment from qualified and experienced Physiotherapists, some 80% of Australian’s with chronic pain would experience a drastic improvement across the board.

Sadly, between 25 % and 35% of our children suffer from chronic pain too, with the greatest incidence being in adolescence, especially for girls. Research shows this impacts the amount of time these children spend at school, their desire and ability to learn, and in some cases it can cause them to become socially isolated.

And last, but not least, suicide rates are twice as high among people suffering from chronic pain.

Here at Pinnacle Health Group, our Physiotherapy is a multi-faceted service designed to help you return to your physical peak and stay there.

And naturally, as our Physiotherapists treat the condition and introduce healthy, sustainable activities and exercises, the pain becomes manageable and a patient’s outlook on life dramatically improves. Physiotherapists have been recognised as playing a critical part in helping people to manage chronic pain. Our Physiotherapists play an integral role at all stages of the process from acute to chronic pain, through the application of activity-based programs using cognitive behavioural principles.

Preventing Acute Pain From Developing Into Chronic

This brings us to our next point – Physiotherapy and acute pain. While acute pain doesn’t present as much of a problem as chronic pain, that doesn’t make it any less serious. If a good reputable Physiotherapist does not treat acute pain in time, this can result in the development of chronic pain. Each day you tell yourself “it will be better tomorrow” is a day that could change everything, and impact any number of areas in your life.

The success of Physiotherapy is astounding and it’s exciting to see it finally taking the world by storm – with the help of the Australian Government and the National Pain Management Strategy, pushing to have health services more readily available to the public, and having these conditions recognised as a legitimate disease.

Pinnacle Health Group in Melbourne CBD and Docklands will continue to strive in delivering the best health care and Physiotherapy services. We keep up to date with the latest research and techniques, and ensure all our staff are qualified.

So if you live in Melbourne and suffer from chronic or acute pain, or know someone who does, book an appointment online and take your first step to recovery. We’ll be with you every other step along the way.

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