You may have heard the phrase “We will treat the cause, not just the symptoms”, being thrown around by many Allied Health Practitioners marketing campaigns. Fortunately, this is a good method in fully rehabilitating injuries and at Caboolture physical Therapy Centre, this is standard practice.
The role of assessing and treating Postural Dysfunction is a great example of how an injury has an underlying cause. Postural Dysfunction may be defined as a collection of symptoms cause by lifestyle demands. For example; an administrative job where you are sitting all day at a desk may cause neck or back pain from a poor sitting position, or perhaps a line worker who stands and reach’s all day, may develop shoulder pain because of poor postural strength.
During your initial assessment at Caboolture Physical Therapy, you will be asked a series of questions; sometimes related to your job or home life. You may think that the Physio is a good conversationalist and wants to know more about you (which they probably do as it makes their job more rewarding).However, they are also assessing your lifestyle demands which may be affecting or causing the presenting problem. The Physiotherapist will assess, diagnose the issue, and observe both your habitual and adopted postures enabling them to build an accurate picture of the contributing factors. This will aid the development of a home management program and indicate appropriate treatment to fast track a resolution to the problem.