Conditions

The Myths:

✖         Back pain is a sign of damage and needs to be rested

✖         Activities that provoke pain should be avoided

✖         Loading you back and activities like running, lifting and twisting are dangerous

✖         Back pain means your core is weak and something is out of place

✖         Back pain gets worse as you get older

✖         Surgery fixes back pain

 

The facts:

✔        Back pain is the leading cause of disability – it can ruin lives!

✔        Back pain is rarely linked to damage or disease

✔        Back pain is usually linked to things like: being stressed and tense, run down, sleeping poorly, low mood, inactivity, poor conditioning and overdoing it. This can make your spine sensitive.

✔        Backs love movement and activity and loading makes backs stronger

✔        Back pain doesn’t get worse with age

✔        30% of people with back surgery are no better

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔        Identify the factors linked to your back pain

✔        Set a plan to help you control your pain. This might involve hands on work, but always an active management plan.

✔        Take you on a journey to get living again – we will help you chase your goals!

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Myths:

✖         Arthritis always causes pain and disability

✖         Exercise and loading arthritic joints makes them worse

✖         Arthritic joints need to be rested

✖         Arthritic joints need surgery

 

Facts:

✔        The amount of arthritis on a scan is a poor predictor of pain and disability

✔         Belly fat, muscle weakness, protective muscle guarding, lack of confidence of using the joint is a predictor of pain and disability

✔         Strengthening the muscles around the arthritic joint reduces pain

✔         Getting fit, strong and normalizing the way you move helps

✔         A 10% reduction of body weight results in a 50% reduction in pain!

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can identify the keys factors linked to your arthritic pain

✔         We can set you up with a specific rehab plan to get you strong, relaxed and confident.

✔         We work with other health professionals to assist with weight loss.

 

Myths:

✖         Tendon pain needs rest, massage and stretching

✖         A torn tendon can rupture

✖         Torn tendons need surgery

✖         The amount to pain I feel reflects the damage done

 

Facts:

✔        Tendons don’t like sudden increases in load

✔         Tendons adapt to graduated loading

✔         Strengthening the muscles around the tendon helps

✔         Loading painful tendon is not dangerous – it won’t snap

✔         Painful tendons get better with the right treatment

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can set you up with a specific rehab plan to gradually get you loading your tendon and strengthen your muscles to get you back on track.

Myths:

✖         Rest is what I need to heal

✖         The surgery has fixed my problem so its just time to get right

✖         The amount to pain I feel reflects the damage done

 

Facts:

✔        Graduated movement and exercise is critical for great outcomes and helps promote healing

✔         Surgery is just the first step – rehab is the step back to living again

✔         How much pain a person feels is influenced by lots of thinks like your sleep, thoughts, emotions, activity levels

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can set you up with a rehab plan to gradually get you back to the things in life that you love to do….rehab is a journey are we can help you on it.

 

Myths:

✖         Neck pain is caused by damage and wear and tear

✖         Neck pain is caused by poor posture

✖         Neck pain is caused when my joint is out of place

✖         Its dangerous to twist the neck if it hurts

 

Facts:

✔        Neck pain is more common on women than men

✔         Neck pain is rarely caused by damage

✔         Neck is caused by factors such as stress, muscle tension, a strain, poor sleep, inactivity

✔         Getting strong and normalizing the way you move helps necks

        So called abnormal findings on scans like disc bulges and degeneration are common in most necks without pain

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can identify the keys factors linked to your neck pain

✔         We can help relieve your pain, reduce muscle tension and get you moving again

✔         We can set you up with a specific rehab plan to get you strong, relaxed and confident.

Myths:

✖         Headaches are caused by my neck being ‘out’

✖         Headaches are caused by poor posture

✖         Headaches are caused by weak muscles

 

Facts:

✔         Headaches are more common in females and have a genetic basis

✔        There are three main causes of headache: migraine, tension headache and headache from the upper neck

✔         Headaches are influenced by things like poor sleep, worries, low mood and stress

✔         Physiotherapy can help with tension and neck related headaches

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can identify which type of headache you have

✔         For tension headaches we can provide you with relaxation and stress management strategies

✔         For neck related headaches a combination of local hands on treatment, exercise advice and lifestyle management can relieve your pain

Myths:

✖         Whiplash means your neck is damaged

✖         With whiplash you need to rest and avoid moving to let your neck heal

✖         Whiplash needs a lot of treatment

 

Facts:

✔         Whiplash can be scary and painful – but it rarely results long term damage to the neck structures

✔        Whiplash is associated with a strain to the soft tissues (ie muscles and ligaments) that gets better with the right treatment

✔         Resting, worrying, protecting the neck and avoiding movement is the worst thing to do following whiplash

✔         Too much treatment can make things worse

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can provide you strategies to relax your neck, be confident, get it strong and moving normally again

✔         We can help get you back to the things you love as quick as possible

✔         We don’t over treat whiplash – we know it doesn’t help.

Myths:

✖         Nerve pain is caused by a pinched nerve from a disc bulge or disc prolapse / protrusion

✖         Nerve pain doesn’t get better with time

✖         Nerves get tight and need to be stretched

✖         Nerve pain means I need surgery

 

Facts:

✔        Nerve pain is caused by inflammation not compression

✔         Compressed nerves caused numbness and weakness not pain

✔         Disc prolapses resolve over time (3-6 months)

✔         Nerve inflammation is influenced by things like disc prolapses, belly fat, inactivity, poor sleep and stress

✔         Sensitive nerves don’t like being over stretched

✔         Reducing inflammation / sensitivity by targeting gentle exercise, good sleep, relaxation strategies can help reduce nerve pain

✔         Medication can also help, but surgery is rarely needed

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can identify the keys factors linked to your nerve pain

✔         We can help relieve your nerve pain by reducing muscle tension and giving you strategies to reduce inflammation

✔         We can set you up with a specific rehab plan to get you safely active, relaxed and confident

✔         We work with other health professionals to assist with pain management if needed

 

Myths:

✖         All sports related pain mean I have damaged structures

✖         All sports related pain should be rested until it goes away

✖         I need to get a scan if I have pain related to sport

✖         The amount of pain I feel reflects the damage done

 

Facts:

✔        Traumatic injuries can cause tissue damage that can be identified on scan

✔         Tendon and ligament ruptures and fractures need surgical review

✔         Muscle and ligament sprains are common and heal quickly with the right physio management – and its not rest!

✔         A lot of pain in sport is not linked to tissue damage – it can come on when we are run down, tired, stressed, deconditioned or rapidly increase training loads

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can diagnose the cause of your pain and determine whether you need a scan or not

✔         If you need surgery we can rehab you to get you back to sport ASAP e.g. ACL rehab program (video link)

✔         If you have a muscle or ligament strain we can set you up with a graduated rehab program to get you back to sport

✔         If you have developed pain over time we can help identify the key factors related to it and build a plan to get you back to full capacity

Myths:

✖         Mobile joints and ligament laxity always causes pain

✖         Mobile joints means that I can’t control my body

✖         Mobile joints are for life

 

Facts:

✔        Ligament laxity and joint hypermobility is really common in all young females (children and adolescents)

✔         Its really helpful if you want to dance and do gymnastics

✔        Our research has show that it doesn’t cause chronic back or neck pain

✔         It can increase the risk for strains and injury to the shoulders, ankles and knees if the muscles around the joints are strong and well coordinated

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔         We can help you identify the factors linked to your pain

✔         We can give you exercise programs to get you really strong and in control of your body to do the things you love to do.

Myths:

✖         Pelvic pain means your pelvis is our or unstable

✖         Pelvic pain means you have a weak core

✖         The pelvis is a weak and vulnerable structure

✖         Pelvic pain is linked to poor posture

 

Facts:

✔       Pelvic pain is linked to sensitivity of the structures of the pelvis (e.g. muscles, ligaments, joints and skin)

✔       The pelvis and the ligaments around it are really strong and it doesn’t go out

✔        A weak core and ‘poor’ posture doesn’t cause pelvic pain

✔        Too much muscle tension is often linked to pelvic pain

✔        Pelvic pain is often linked to being pregnant, poor sleep, stress and a history of period pain

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔        We can help you identify the factors linked to your pelvic pain

✔         We can give you strategies to help relieve you pain and set you up with a specific rehab plan to gradually get you back on track

The Myths

✖      If you have prolapse it is only going to get worse

✖        You just have to live with it

✖        I am too old to do anything about it

✖        Surgery is the only successful treatment for prolapse

✖      Pelvic floor exercises won’t work for someone like me

✖        Exercise makes prolapse worse

 

The facts

✔      Age is no barrier to improvement

✔      The sooner you seek help the better

✔      Research shows that6 months of pelvic floor exercises can reduce symptoms

✔    Prolapse can be greatly reduced by seeing a continence physiotherapist

✔    Pelvic floor exercises are recommended by the international continence society as first line management of prolapse

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

 

✔     Identify the factors linked to your prolapse

✔     Set a plan to help you manage your condition

✔     Teach you how to perform correct pelvic floor exercises

✔     Take you on a journey to get back to doing the things you love

✔      We will help you achieve your goals

✖       Incontinence is just a sign of old age

✖       You just have to live with it

✖       I am too old to do anything about it

✖       Pelvic floor exercises won’t work for someone like me

✖       Light bladder leakage “LBL” is normal

✖       Wearing a pad is the best solution

✖       Drinking less fluid will improve incontinence

✖       Surgery is the only successful treatment for incontinence

 

The facts

✔     Incontinence occurs in people of all ages, men women and children

✔     Age is no barrier to improvement

✔     The sooner you seek help the better

✔     Mild incontinence symptoms are an early warning sign to see

✔     Incontinence can greatly reduced or eliminate by see a continence physiotherapist

✔     Pelvic floor exercises are recommended by the international continence society as first line management of incontinence

✔      An Australian study showed 83% of women with stress incontinence (leakage with cough, sneeze and exercise) were significantly improved in 1-5 treatments with a continence physiotherapist

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

 

✔      Identify the factors linked to your incontinence

✔      Set a plan to help you control your bladder or bowel

✔      Teach you how to perform correct pelvic floor exercises

✔      Take you on a journey to get back to doing the things you love

✔      We will help you achieve your goals

Myths:

✖        Pain at the front of my hip mean I have damaged something

✖        My hip pain has been there for years so it must be arthritis

✖        Exercise hurts my hip so I should stop it

✖        I’m too young to have hip pain

✖        Noises around my hip must be causing problems

✖        If I just Ignore my pain it will probably go away

✖        A hip injury could end my career

 

Facts:

✔        Most true hip joint pain is felt at the top and front of the thigh and hard to localize

✔        Long term hip pain can be from compression of the joint relating to muscle imbalances and protective movements.

✔        Exercise has been shown to help reduce hip related pain.

✔        Improving your hip muscle strength can help shock absorb when you are loading your hip joint

✔        Noises that occur around the hip DO NOT mean your hip is damaged

✔        Findings on scans like labral tears and arthritis DOES NOT always correlate with pain

✔        People can make a full recovery back to everyday function and elite level sport after hip injuries

 

How can BodyLogic Physiotherapy help you?

✔       We can diagnose the cause of your pain and determine whether you need a scan or not

✔       In most cases we can set you a specific program to get your strong, in control of your pain and back to the things you love

✔       We can develop a gym and running program that suits your needs

✔       We can provide preventative programs

✔       We can help communicate with a Sports Physician or Surgeon if it is required.

✔        If you need surgery we can rehab you to get you back to sport ASAP

✔       We use the latest evidence and technology in all of our treatments so you get the best possible outcome.