Do you need a physiotherapist? SportsMed has a great team of Christchurch physio’s who are fully qualified and have experience in managing a wide range of injuries.
What does a physiotherapist do?
Physiotherapists are specifically trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions that lead to pain and discomfort. The physiotherapy team at SportsMed have a specific focus on active rehabilitation from injury and we have a large onsite gymnasium to ensure our clients achieve optimal outcomes
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy aims to improve your function if it has been impaired by injury, illness or wear and tear.
Why sports physiotherapy?
The physiotherapists within the Sportsmed team are clinical leaders in injuries and biomechanical issues associated with being active. Whether you are an elite level athlete or a weekend warrior, our physio team has specific knowledge of your chosen sport and pride ourselves in providing contemporary treatment, biomechanical analysis, and rehabilitation options
Do you offer physiotherapy for non-sports related patients?
Yes, in fact, the majority of our normal, day to day work involves working with people who have suffered workplace or home injuries. We also do a significant amount of post-operative rehabilitation, again utilising our on-site gymnasium.
What kind of Physio Services do you offer?
- Pre and Post-Op Rehabilitation
- Gym Info
- Real Time Ultrasound
- Manual Therapy
- Acute Injury Management
- Back Care Program
- ACC Rehabilitation Contracts
- Work Site Assessments
- Manual Handling Education
- Muscle Balance Assessments
- Strapping / Kinesio Taping
- Running Technique
- Bike Set Up
Can I get ACC on physiotherapy appointments?
Yes, If you have suffered an injury that involves a specific external force within certain timeframes you will be able to lodge an ACC claim with us. There is no need to see your GP first as physiotherapists can lodge ACC claims for you
How long are the physiotherapy appointments?
Our treatment time frames vary depending on the nature and complexity of your injury. In general, initial appointments are 30 minutes long and follow up appointments range from 20 to 40 minutes or longer if needed.
What happens at a physio appointment?
The physiotherapist will take a thorough history of your complaint and read any relevant referral material that you may bring along from perhaps your surgeon or GP. The physiotherapist will then complete a physical examination and formulate a plan of treatment in consultation with yourself.
What should I wear to the appointment?
Please try to wear clothing that is appropriate to your complaint. ie if you have a sore knee when you run, please bring some running gear and your shoes ! Our assessments will be as specific as possible, so we may have you running or showing us how you lift objects in the gym. We do however have shorts, singlet’s and tee shirts for your use and privacy as well.
Do I have to book in advance?
Just give SportsMed a call and usually, we should be able to offer you an appointment on the day. You can request a male or female therapist and also request a physio that has specific experience in a particular sport or area of the body i.e. post-operative shoulder rehabilitation.
How do I book a physiotherapist appointment?
Who can I see?
Meet our team of Christchurch Physios or find your physio here
Do I need to book an appointment in advance?
Give us a call on 0800 465 879 now or head to our appointments page and fill in the form and we will call you right back