Our Approach to Your Care

Talk:

Communication is the cornerstone to the patient-therapist relationship. We listen to your recount of your injury and experience of the pain, your treatment experience, preferences for treatment, and expectations. We seek out and respect your theories on why you hurt. We then spend time talking to you about our examination findings and recommendations for treatment. There will be no surprises. And where needed, we’ll talk with the other health providers on your team ( eg. local doctor), to ensure a coordinated health care delivery.

Test:

We don’t treat symptoms; we treat the cause of your pain. The only way to achieve this is to determine the underlying source of your pain. To this end Straight Back Physiotherapy has designed a range of unique, comprehensive examination systems to delve to the root of the problem. We won’t best-guess your diagnosis. We won’t take chances with your health.

Treat:

Low-risk, evidence-based therapies are skillfully applied to treat the underlying cause of your pain with a minimum of fuss and inconvenience. Our physiotherapists are constantly updating their professional skills and education to ensure they deliver to you the most up-to-date techniques and technologies. Every patient is assessed and treated individually, not in a group. All treatment is hands-on and tailored to your specific needs.

Teach:

We understand that knowledge is power. So it is our aim to provide you with as much information as possible, in order for you to be completely informed about your body and to assist yourself straight back to a full recovery … and then of course to keep you at optimum health. Priority is given to empowering you to understand your pain by discussing examination findings, treatment options and recommendations for after-care. This includes an appreciation of the complexities of human movement and the relationship between muscular, joint, nerve and motor control (brain) systems This will involve prescription exercise, stretching, strengthening and postural advice, etc. but delivered in a manner that is relevant and specific to your diagnosis, interests, age and general fitness level.

Track:

We invest our energy and skills into returning you straight back to peak condition. So once there, we are passionate about monitoring your progress to ensure you maintain your ongoing health. Remember… you only get one chance with your body… Making the correct choices is paramount.