PAIN MANAGEMENT

Here’s the thing about pain. Studies have shown that manual physiotherapy and dry needling can certainly help. But they’re not long-term solutions. That’s why our approach to pain-relief is a little different: by relieving the pain, we get a window of opportunity. An opportunity to get you moving. To strengthen your body and build resilience. And ultimately, to stop the pain coming back.

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LET'S TREAT YOUR PAIN

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RELIEVE

There are a lot of tricks and techniques we can use to alleviate pain. This phase might involve dry needling, taping, ergonomic advice, massage or hands-on manipulation. It’s all about soothing discomfort and getting your body ready for the next step.  

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RESTORE

Restore is really what sets Viva apart. While other physios stop at massage or needling, we focus on long-term pain prevention. In the Restore phase, we’ll build up your muscle resilience, and carefully explore your body’s response to certain movements. 

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PERFORM

Once we know the mechanics behind your pain, we can design a program to suit your goals. Sometimes that means playing sport or running a marathon, other times it’s just getting through a work day without discomfort. Perform is where we build solid, long-term technique.  

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Kath (Pain Guru)

If you have had long-term pain, it can be a tricky thing to navigate. We now know from medical advances in pain that it’s more complicated than just having a body part that hurts. Since completing her Masters in 2009, Kath has developed a special interest in pain – be it back pain, neck pain, headaches, or pain from any area of the body that persists.

Whether you are at the start or well into your pain journey, Kath’s your girl. She can help you to diagnose and treat the pain (we call this the relieve phase) and then help you to smash the ceiling of what exercise your body will tolerate via our restore and perform phase.

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Bede (Sports)

To successfully treat pain, there first needs to be an accurate diagnosis of the structures involved & whether there are other contributing factors. This will ultimately determine how we manage your injury & the direction we take with your rehabilitation. Bede has a Post Grad in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy & prides himself on his diagnostic skills, manual therapy to help relieve symptoms, and ability to implement a successful rehab program to achieve your goal.

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Jess (Running)

Jess is our resident running guru, and she looks to use her expert knowledge in mechanical assessment to accurately diagnose the source and cause of your pain, with the ultimate aim to progress you back what you love doing most.

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Michael (Gym, Strength & Performance)

Using his previous expertise in physiotherapy and strength and conditioning, Mike has a great understanding of pain management and the role that exercise plays in its management. His niche lies in tailoring programs to manage your symptoms and get you moving again.

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Movement studio classes
to assist with pain

Clinical Movement

Clinical movement is our best starting point for pain, as we create a bespoke program specifically designed for you. It takes a few individual sessions to write your program but you’ll see the most specific improvement starting here. Book a clinical assessment

Pilates Mat

Pilates Mat Class - many people with general pain will benefit from movement and core strengthening. If your pain is fairly manageable and you’d like to learn how to engage your core, this is a great class for you. Book a mat class

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga - a “physio” take on your classic yoga class, modified for those in pain. It brings together mindfulness and pain management techniques with a good, old fashioned stretch. View our timetable

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WANT TO GET STARTED?

Book in for one of these services and
we’ll start to get your pain under control: