Injuries can happen anytime, anywhere – from home or at work to the sports field and beyond. And the importance of early, accurate diagnosis followed by effective rehab physio provides the best pathway to a smooth recovery and a return to full function.

Whether the goal is high level competition, starting a fitness program, or simply playing with the kids, our highly qualified and experienced team here at Remuera Physiotherapy will give you the best treatment and advice to help you on your road to recovery.

Neck Sprain

Acute neck pain often involves a combination of joint stiffness and muscle spasms, leading to pain and restricted range of motion. It can also cause referred pain into the shoulder blade and arm regions.

Using a mix of joint mobilisation, massage, and appropriate exercises, we can reduce pain from the source and help you regain movement.

Lower Back Sprain

Lower back pain is very common. It can develop following joint, muscle, or disc injury, or after a prolonged period of constant or periodic pain.

With a combination of manual therapy, movement retraining, education, and exercises we can alleviate pain and help you regain function.

Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder that play a vital role in shoulder stability and movement.

Rehabilitation requires a combination of manual therapy to relieve pain, and strengthening to prompt healing and regain optimal function of the shoulder and scapula.

Shoulder Impingement

Impingement generally occurs due to poor posture or altered movement patterns of the scapula and shoulder. It presents in a similar way to rotator cuff injuries – as pain around the front of the shoulder.

Rehabilitation physiotherapy involves a combination of manual therapy along with appropriate strengthening and stretching to reduce pain, and regain optimal posture, movement, and function.

Shoulder Instability (Subluxation)

Shoulder instability typically affects younger individuals (under 27 years old) and can either occur suddenly (often during activities like throwing), or develop gradually due to poor biomechanics. While surgical repair may be necessary in some cases, many instances can be effectively managed without invasive intervention.

Rehabilitation physiotherapy involves progressive strengthening and stability retraining along with appropriate manual therapy to regain function.

Tennis Elbow Physiotherapy

Pain on the outer side of the elbow, commonly known as Tennis Elbow, is often caused by overuse or repetitive strain. While tennis is one possible cause, it is more frequently associated with other repetitive activities such as gardening, DIY projects, or work-related tasks.

Tennis Elbow can be easily treated with physiotherapy and targeted exercises to strengthen the affected area and prevent future flare-ups.

Golfers Elbow

Golfer's Elbow is similar to Tennis Elbow but occurs on the inside (medial) aspect of the elbow. It is often caused by repetitive strain injury resulting from swinging a golf club, although other activities can also be contributing factors.

Wrist Strain & TFC Injuries

The wrist is an intricate part of the body with complex bones, ligaments, meniscus, and tendons. This makes it vulnerable to all sorts of injuries (from falls or sporting trauma) or more slowly over time (repetitive strain and overuse) and requires in depth assessment and diagnosis to ensure the correct treatment is given.

Hip Joint Replacement Rehab/Prehab Physiotherapy

Hip replacement is a common procedure, but still demands careful rehabilitation for the best recovery.

Physio after hip replacement is essential to regaining strength, flexibility, and function. For even better results, you might want to consider working with our physiotherapist hip specialists before surgery – research clearly shows improved outcomes in those cases.

Groin Strain

Groin pain is very common in sports that involve kicking (soccer, rugby, Aussie Rules) and often requires work to improve movement patterns though the lumbopelvic region to ensure recovery, sports pain relief, and prevention of future incidents.

This usually involves assessing movement patterns and addressing deficits in strength, control and flexibility as needed.

Hip Labral Tear

The labrum is a thin cartilage lining around the hip joint border, which works to deepen the socket and aid joint stability. Injuries can occur during sports, often due to rapid twisting / turning or impact, leading to pain in the front of the hip / groin area.

Through a combination of therapeutic exercises and manual techniques, we can alleviate pain, improve mobility, and optimise overall hip function.

Adductor Strain

Adductor strain is common amongst sports people, but can also happen with falls or accidents off the sports field.

Injury presents as pain around the inside of the thigh, often with bruising, pain to the touch, and pain with movement.

By using massage, manual therapy, stretching and strengthening, physiotherapy brings sports pain relief, encourages healing, and helps in regaining full function.

Hip Bursitis/Tendinopathy/GTPS

Tendinopathy manifests as pain on the outer aspect of the hip region. This type of injury is associated with overuse and is typically felt during activities like walking or running.

Some individuals may experience a ‘warm-up effect’, where the pain eases once they start moving, but returns after cooling down.

Physiotherapy includes a combination of manual therapy, massage, and appropriate exercises to reduce pain and help you return to full, pain-free function.

Knee Joint Replacement Rehab/Prehab Physiotherapy

Knee replacement is an extremely common procedure, but requires post-op rehabilitation for optimal recovery.

Physiotherapy after knee replacements helps achieve optimal strength, flexibility, and function in ways that cannot be achieved without it.

If possible, it is also beneficial to work with your physiotherapist prior to surgery, as evidence clearly shows post operative outcomes are significantly improved in these cases.

Knee Ligament Injuries – MCL, ACL & LCL

Ligament injuries often result from sports-related activities, involving sudden twisting and lurching movements. However, they can also occur in accidents unrelated to sports.

The three main ligaments are the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL). Injury can range from a minor strain through to a full tear, and require accurate diagnosis to ensure the correct treatment is given.

In every scenario, rehabilitation physiotherapy works to reduce pain and swelling initially. Appropriate strengthening exercises then pave the way for regaining full strength, flexibility, and function so you can make a return to sport.

Meniscal Tear Management

The meniscus is made of two crescent shaped discs of cartilage on the bottom surface of the knee.

These discs are typically injured in sporting activities that involve weight-bearing rotation including sidestepping, jumping etc.. They often recover with effective rehabilitation, but can require arthroscopy on rare occasions.

Physiotherapy includes a combination of manual therapy, stretching and strengthening to encourage healing of the meniscus. It also works to improve freedom of movement of the joint, correct alignment, control, and stability of the knee. With a completed programme of physio, you can expect to regain full function, including a return to high level activities / sport.

Jumpers knee (Patellofemoral Issues)

Jumper’s Knee refers to pain originating from the underside of the patella (kneecap) due to alignment issues of the lower limb.

Pain can be effectively managed with appropriate strength and flexibility exercises to correct any imbalances.

Runners knee (Patellar Tendon Strain)

Patellar tendon issues are typically related to overuse, and stem from repetitive actions in a sporting or athletic capacity (most commonly running).

Sports injury physiotherapy includes specific exercises to strengthen the tendon, and alignment of the lower limb to alleviate pain.

Osgood-Schlatter + Sinding-Larsen-Johansson

Swelling and pain around the front of the knee (Osgood-Schlatter) and achilles (Sinding-Larsen-Johansson) occurs most commonly during adolescence, due to the malleability of the bones and tissues.

Physiotherapy works to reduce inflammation and pain using manual therapy and massage. Simultaneously using stretching and strengthening to correct alignment and movement biomechanics, to prevent ongoing aggravation and injury.

Ankle Ligament Injury (Medial & Lateral)

One of the most common injuries we see is ankle sprains, ranging from mild strains to multiple ligament ruptures. Effective treatment is crucial not only for regaining full function and control but also for preventing future recurring episodes.

We work with you to strengthen the surrounding muscles and ligaments to encourage complete healing and help prevent further injury.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is characterised by pain in the achilles tendon during walking and running, accompanied by noticeable swelling in the affected area.

Symptoms are often more pronounced in the morning and during the initial steps of movement, gradually improving as the tendon ‘warms up’ with continued use.

With appropriate stretches and targeted strengthening exercises, physiotherapy works to reduce painful symptoms and ensure full healing / recovery of the achilles, to allow for a return to high level sport and activity.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is typically an overuse injury affecting the fascia between the toes and the heel. This results in persistent pain around the base of the foot, particularly near the arch.

Rehabilitation therapy involves targeted work on the fascia along with exercises to alleviate discomfort. Additionally, it works to correct movement patterns, reducing the load on the foot and ankle.



Schedule an appointment with us to kickstart your pain management therapy. We are ready to help you take a step towards health and happiness.