Experience the difference in management provided by physiotherapists with expertise in treating chronic pain.

Highlights:
  • Providing the patient with enough time to tell their full story and collaboratively with the Physio, identify the most important issues that are limiting recovery
  • Treatment directed at cause of symptoms and not just symptoms themselves
  • Functional assessment and treatment, targeted at addressing the issues the patient has raised.
A new mum and retail worker was first seen by our physio nearly five months after her initial wrist injury. In the 19 weeks previous to her appointment, the patient had received an anti-inflammatory injection and was also immobilised in a wrist splint. Unfortunately, the patient reported no improvements in her pain and disability levels and felt that her overall condition had worsened. During her initial consultation with the Physio, the patient was allowed enough time to tell the story of her injury and how it was affecting her life at the moment. In partnership with the patient, the Physio was able to identify the main barriers to recovery and the issues that were most important to the patient. These were:
  • Development of shoulder pain due to not being able to use her arm properly
  • Unable to perform normal work duties
  • Difficulty lifting her child, performing house duties and dressing herself
  • Anxiety [..]
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Offering treatment to target specific workplace issues, Biosymm will ease the transition back to full-time work, safely and quickly.

Highlights:
  • Targeting treatment towards specific requirements of patient’s job results in successful conservative treatment and avoidance of surgery
  • Physiotherapist coordinated progression of suitable work duties based on assessment findings, resulting in a return to patient’s normal job role
  • Biosymm was utilised to provide a second opinion due to worsening condition of patient and the failure of previous treatment
  • Physiotherapist allowed plenty of time for patient to tell their full story, enabling a thorough and detailed subjective history
  • Treatment and workplace interventions were targeted at issues raised by the patient and based off specific assessment findings
A warehouse/retail worker was suffering from ongoing low back pain and neural type pain in her leg following an injury at work. Following six month of treatment and a hospitilisation due to her pain, she was referred to Biosymm due to the lack of improvement in her condition. During the initial consult with the Physio, extended time was provided for the patient to discuss her injury and current pain levels and the frustrations this was causing in her workplace and social life. To begin with, the patient was referred for scans and a specialist review to provide a clearer diagnosis and guide her rehabilitation plan. The results [..]
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We listen closely to our clients to gain a thorough understanding of their unique needs.

Highlights:
  • A Physiotherapist with post graduate qualifications in Pain Management has extensive post graduate training that enables them to better diagnose and manage patients with chronic or complex pain
  • Chronic (persistent) pain is not simply acute pain lasting a long time. Therefore it is important to consider all systems in the body that are involved in the pain experience in order to successfully help patients with chronic pain
  • Goal setting and patient education are essential components of any treatment plan
  • A Physiotherapist with post graduate qualifications in Pain Management can provide advice on subjects such as medications and strategies to improve your sleep, which are not included within traditional, undergraduate training
A 38 year old patient had been removing shelving in his shed when he “bashed” upwards on a shelf to remove it from the bracket. He felt sudden pain in his right wrist and hand and over the next two days he developed swelling and an increase in his pain. Following a GP consult, an x-ray, ultrasound and MRI scans were performed which revealed some calcification in his wrist ligaments along with a “floating” fragment of bone. Over the next four months, the patient underwent conservative rehabilitation involving immobilisation in [..]
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