A physiotherapist is a key member of a health team of professionals and should be one of the first stops when an individual experiences pain.
People living with pain can be profoundly affected. It can significantly impact their daily activities which may include sleeping, going to work or even the household chores. This leaves many people depressed, frustrated, and unsure of how to manage the pain without being prescribed opioids for relief.
The APA has developed an approachable consumer campaign to highlight the effects of pain on people living in Australia and the important role physiotherapists play in managing pain. Our message is 'Get the right relief - Choose Physio'.
The APA's pain campaign will run until early December and will focus on three conditions:
- Neck pain; and
- Back pain.