Physiotherapy and your Mental Health

When you think of physiotherapy, you might imagine exercise routines, stretching, and maybe a few weird-looking contraptions. But here’s the cool part: those exercises and movements can release endorphins, those magic little chemicals that make you feel great! It’s like a natural mood booster that’s tailor-made just for you! 

Not only does physiotherapy get those happy hormones flowing, it also helps reduce stress and anxiety. Imagine having a bad day, and suddenly, your physiotherapist introduces you to relaxation techniques. They’ll guide you through deep breathing exercises, mindfulness, and other techniques that can help you leave your worries at the door and find your calm. 

Let’s not forget about the power of human connection. Our LiveBig physiotherapists are not only skilled professionals but also amazing listeners and supporters. They create a safe space where you can share your concerns and ask questions, our clinicians are there to lift you up and help you conquer any challenge.

So, whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or simply want to give yourself a well-deserved boost, physiotherapy is your go-to therapy. It’s a whole package deal, where improving your physical health goes hand in hand with enhancing your mental well-being. 

At LiveBig, we believe in the power of physiotherapy to transform lives and bring smiles to faces. So, why wait? Take the leap, book a session, and let our talented physiotherapists guide you on the path to a healthier body and a happier mind. Trust us, your future self will thank you for it! 

 

Meet our new LiveBig Team Member – Koeun, Physiotherapist

Can you outline your experience and background in physiotherapy? 

I have been practising physiotherapy for over six years with a demonstrated history of working within the private sector, the aged care sector, public health, corporate health and wellness, onsite injury prevention and occupational rehabilitation (including CTP and Workcover).

My interests within musculoskeletal physiotherapy have provided me with unique opportunities to work with national and multi-national clientele including Westpac, Toll Logistics, Australia Post, StarTrack, Spirit of Tasmania and Patricks Logistics.

I am excited to be a part of a growing company such as LiveBig, and I am looking forward to how I can make a positive impact on those involved within the NDIS.

What do you specialise in, and what is your approach to treatment?

My speciality lies within musculoskeletal physiotherapy which covers a very broad range of injuries and conditions. I have enjoyed the challenges that have come with corporate and onsite physiotherapy, and I am looking forward to the unique approach required with clients within the NDIS.

My treatment approach involves learning the unique needs and requirements of my clients, educating them about their condition and the treatment solutions available to them to manage their condition, and start their journey in regaining control and independence over their lives.

 

What inspired you to pursue a career in physiotherapy?

I chose to pursue a career in physiotherapy when my mum did not have access to the best information and treatment plan to manage her health conditions. I was deeply disappointed to learn these practices occur (then and even now), and I wanted to help make sure it does not happen to anyone else I care about.

 

What, in your opinion, are the most important qualities for a physiotherapist?

I believe communication, empathy, and building a trusting relationship with clients are important qualities within physiotherapy. I see my role as the physiotherapist to connect with my client, understand who they are and what makes them unique, and how I can help them make changes to their daily routine to improve their health and wellbeing and continue to live the life they enjoy.

 

How would you define a successful physiotherapist?

I believe a successful physiotherapist is one that adds value to your life and helps you continue to do what you love doing – whether it is learning about your injury and how to manage it, providing treatments or developing exercise programs to return to sports, or being a readily available point of contact for your clients when they need your advice for whatever obstacles and challenges life throws their way.

 

Has Coronavirus (COVID-19) changed the way you deliver your services, and what challenges have arisen?

COVID-19 has made the delivery of face-to-face physiotherapy consultations difficult as most of our physical assessments and treatments involve physical contact with our clients. As a result, I have been forced to be more vigilant in safe hygiene practices for myself and my clients and making modifications to the way I deliver manual treatment (e.g. shorter treatment times, telehealth assessments or program reviews).

 

Have you noticed any positives in your patients in the transition to telehealth during Coronavirus?

Since the introduction of telehealth services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have noticed that my clients are more accountable for their rehabilitation journey and are more proactive in their approach to recovery. Isolation has helped them to build more confidence to exercise at home during isolation and maintain their independence and wellbeing throughout this pandemic.

 

Would you like to learn more about LiveBig physiotherapy services? Contact us online or phone 1300 390 222.

 

LiveBig Success at Virtual Disability Expo

The Virtual Disability Expo was a fantastic opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to connect with a variety of disability service providers and obtain helpful information from the comfort and safety of their own home. 

LiveBig was thrilled to participate as a silver sponsor, meeting with many booth visitors and having many conversations about our therapy services which include psychology, speech pathology, exercise physiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Our virtual booth had an engaging atmosphere over the two-day event with a range of informative and interactive features. Stephanie, our team member who attended the event, was available for video chats, text, and personal messages in real-time. LiveBig spoke to many people, including clients, families, support coordinators, and NDIS providers regarding the services we provide.  The range of information and interactive features saw us receive 236 booth visits with 29 direct requests for more information. 

Stephanie said: “ This expo has been a huge success. I am really excited by the turnout, the number of people that I have spoken with and the relationships I have formed with clients, families and support coordinators. The expo functions, which included chats and zoom meetings, was beneficial to all as we had so many questions about our telehealth services, especially from people in the Victoria region”.

At LiveBig, we will always adapt our service delivery processes to overcome any challenges that may arise during Coronavirus. Our number one priority is to continue to safely meet the needs of our clients, no matter the circumstances. We are grateful that events like these enable us to connect and help people from the safety of their homes. 

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