Physiotherapy Solutions

Physiotherapy Solutions specialises in occupational health, chronic pain and complex injury rehabilitation. It is owned and operated by Jeremy Yung a physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience.

Operating as usual

16/05/2022

If you have persistent pain in your body, or physical injuries that affect your ability to function normally, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me, I would love to help!

16/05/2022

Physiotherapy Solutions is now operating from a home-based clinic at 10 Whisky Way, Palmerston North. Same friendly, professional service but now at a quiet semi-rural location!

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address. 16/05/2022

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address.

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address.

Why Exercise Is So Crucial for Maintaining Mental Health 24/02/2022

Why Exercise Is So Crucial for Maintaining Mental Health

Need to pick up your mood, or overcome depression or anxiety? Try exercise.

Why Exercise Is So Crucial for Maintaining Mental Health Research proves inactivity is the enemy of mental well-being.

Nutritious Movement Welcome Video 02/09/2020

Nutritious Movement Welcome Video

Here's a significant paradigm shift in how we think about "exercise" versus movement...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeN8efGa6C0

Nutritious Movement Welcome Video Move more. Move more of you. Con SUBTÍTULOS EN ESPAÑOL (por https://diegomerinotraducciones.com/)

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work | Physio Network 04/06/2020

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work | Physio Network

https://www.physio-network.com/many-orthopedic-surgeries-dont-work/?utm_source=Free+Service+%28EN%29&utm_campaign=c0e085799b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_15_09_23_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_865bee3837-c0e085799b-55726459

Evidence has been building for some time that many orthopaedic procedures are no more effective than placebo or conservative management (exercise etc..). If you are pinning your hopes on surgery fixing your pain - you may want to consider reading this!

Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work | Physio Network Unlike drugs, orthopedic surgeries can be sold to the public before they undergo any rigorous testing to ensure they are safe and effective. Thus, millions...

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address. 13/09/2019

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address.

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their address.

Physiotherapy for persistent pain : PNZ 09/09/2019

Physiotherapy for persistent pain : PNZ

Persistent pain is reaching epidemic proportions in the western world in terms of cost to the health system and the psychological and social impact on people suffering with this problem.

But... help is available. ACC now fund a multi-disciplinary programme which is available for those with pain persisting after injury. I work with Pain Management and Rehabilitation Services who hold this contract with ACC and I am the main physiotherapy provider for them locally in the Manawatu region. If you think you qualify for this pain programme let me know and we'll see if we can help you.

Physiotherapy for persistent pain : PNZ Persistent (also often termed chronic) pain is now recognised as a disease of its own right [1]. This year’s World Physiotherapy Day focus is important as persistent pain affects quality of life; is shown to be a global contributor to the most expensive cost and days lived with disability [2]. Phy...

31/08/2019

MUST WATCH! Amazing Armless Table-Tennis Player!

It is amazing what you can achieve with courage and determination, regardless of what life has dealt you!

I think of all the patients I have seen who are missing a limb, this is to honour your own courage, to persevere with daily tasks and activities that most of us take for granted.

Timeline Photos 05/06/2019

Totally agree with this... Research does not support typical beliefs about what constitutes as "good posture", we need different positions and movements for different tasks and need to find what is comfortable and what works for us.

Great post by @thestrengththerapist
“🔥Posture - belief vs evidence⤵️
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❓What are your current beliefs around posture? How have those beliefs been influenced and formed? .
❗️Are you open to changing your stance on posture? If yes, keep on reading. If no, we can talk it out in the comments but let’s try to keep it respectful.
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👉Posture has been a focus of rehab, medicine, training, etc for a long time. However, much of the beliefs around this topic are not substantiated in research. Typically research in this area is conducted with a great deal of assumptions in place that it is important and it has such a big impact. When we research these root beliefs, this is not the case and these are challenged.
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🗣Typically what is required is a shift in perspective and understanding context, not complete disregard of old beliefs. .
📌Posture is not good or bad, it depends on a lot of variables (time spent there, load, tolerance, capacity, etc.)
📌There no perfect posture, every posture has stress in different ways and some might not be appropriate temporarily for different reasons.
📌Posture is a part of stress on tissues, but there are many more variables than just it that influence injuries.
📌When it comes to pain, you can’t blame one thing. Pain is complicated and individual and influenced by so much more than just arbitrary positions of joints.
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🙌We need to shift our beliefs for growth and less fear mongering as a society. Hopefully this helps a few people and I’ll make more posts soon that We can build on from this.

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Check out the story to hear what a healthy bodybuilder heard from his therapist.. pelvis out of alignment, anterior pelvic tilt, etc. Now he is stopped lifting..😢
We can really harm people with our words.

Lizzie Marvelly: Shortage of specialists a pain in the neck 16/03/2019

Lizzie Marvelly: Shortage of specialists a pain in the neck

Another article on the increasing problem of pain, from the personal experience of Lizzie Marvelly. If this sounds like you there are resources to help. I am involved in a pain programme funded by ACC and there are many providers of this programme nationwide. Yes, resources are stretched in some areas but at least we as a country are starting to acknowledge and manage this problem.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12212583

Lizzie Marvelly: Shortage of specialists a pain in the neck COMMENT: After years of chronic pain, having a clear head feels like a daily miracle.

The Newly-Proven Antidepressant Powers of Exercise 13/03/2019

The Newly-Proven Antidepressant Powers of Exercise

More evidence for the body mind connection: beat depression with aerobic exercise!

The Newly-Proven Antidepressant Powers of Exercise Three short bouts of aerobic exercise per week may relieve clinical depression.

Persistent pain: One in five New Zealanders suffer and many can't get good help 30/11/2018

Persistent pain: One in five New Zealanders suffer and many can't get good help

Pain is a huge problem in our society and it is more prevalent than most would realize. Conventional treatment methods are proving largely ineffective. This is why we need a new model of understanding and managing pain. We can't keep throwing the same strategies at the problem and expect different results!

Persistent pain: One in five New Zealanders suffer and many can't get good help Many who have persistent pain struggle to get adequate help.

28/10/2018

The Special Connection Between Our Brain And Our Stomach

There is definitely a link between our mental health with issues such as depression and anxiety affecting chronic pain. Many people hate being dependent on pills, and here is another reason not to!

20/10/2018

Use ice after an injury?

This guy makes sense....

13 Foods To Avoid If You Have Chronic Pain - Pain Doctor 02/08/2018

13 Foods To Avoid If You Have Chronic Pain - Pain Doctor

If you suffer from chronic pain, it is easy to feel helpless about your situation but by making some changes to your diet you can influence your bodies sensitivity to pain.

https://paindoctor.com/foods-to-avoid-if-you-have-chronic-pain/

13 Foods To Avoid If You Have Chronic Pain - Pain Doctor Eating with chronic pain can be a minefield of potentially painful foods. Here are 13 foods to avoid if you have chronic pain and 5 delicious alternatives.

Why Lifting Weights Can Help Fight Off Depression 29/07/2018

Why Lifting Weights Can Help Fight Off Depression

Considering there's a significant link between chronic pain and depression, it's a good reason to take up resistance or weight training!

https://www.facebook.com/15687708844/posts/10155863307913845/

Why Lifting Weights Can Help Fight Off Depression New research on resistance training and its effect on depression, anxiety, and mental health in general.

Does poor sleep quality increase pain intensity? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research 26/07/2018

Does poor sleep quality increase pain intensity? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

Evidence for the relationship between sleep deprivation and pain....

Does poor sleep quality increase pain intensity? - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research In a study published in the Journal of Pain Research, Chinese researchers investigated the relationship between sleep quality and the prevalence of pain.

Why Smoking Will Worsen Your Chronic Pain 24/07/2018

Why Smoking Will Worsen Your Chronic Pain

If you've got chronic pain and you're smoking, now's a good time to stop!

Why Smoking Will Worsen Your Chronic Pain Short-term relief from nicotine brings long-term problems

08/07/2018

This is why exercise is good for you! 😊👍
It keeps your muscles, mind and bones strong! 💪

The lowdown on treating lower back pain without drugs and surgery 13/06/2018

The lowdown on treating lower back pain without drugs and surgery

There is very limited evidence to support the surgical treatment of lower back pain...

The lowdown on treating lower back pain without drugs and surgery Many people coping with persistent lower back pain resort to drugs or surgery — but there are cheaper, more effective ways to deal with it, according to the experts.

Timeline Photos 20/05/2018

You can't trust everything you say... Just because your X-ray or MRI shows something abnormal doesn't mean it's the cause of your pain, or in this case doesn't mean that you have pain at all!!!!. So don't put too much faith in these things... Like someone in the comments said "we treat the person not the MRI"!

Amazing! 32 y.o woman with high-grade spondylolisthesis but did not have LBP and any functional limitation.

Timeline Photos 13/05/2018

This is a great movement and can be done even by people with low back injuries provided it is done properly

Is this movement bad for your back?
Can this damage your discs?

No.. ;)

A lot of physiotherapists, doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, and the general public have to change their beliefs about the spine.

People with degenerative discs have been told that they can’t bend their back, lift heavy and do manual work.

There are a lot of examples of people who have gone back to doing the very things they’re being told they can’t do. :)

There is a lot of fear about the structure of the spine.
They have been told to be careful with their backs and have the fear to do harm.

We know that fear is a huge driver of abnormal pain behaviour.

A shift in beliefs has to happen within the medical, physiotherapy profession and in the general public.

We can trust our back and shouldn't be feared. It is a robust, strong structure.
Often with disabling back pain, the motor systems are overactive, hypersensitive. The muscles are guarding the back too much.
That can be driven by habits of movements, habits of posture, fear, anxiety, stress, or just the presence of pain and you developed a protective guarding response.

In this video prof. Dr. Peter O’Sullivan explains more about this problem and tells about his Cognitive Functional Therapy approach, which shows great results for patients with chronic low back pain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySJ5O2NnnuE&list=PL0kb1nbOoCJbA-6SQvOiFXhptb1oRGrlc&index=7

This is a video from a list on the Trust me, I'm a "Physiotherapist" Youtube channel.
Check out the other video's of Peter O'Sullivan and the other lists, filled with great content! :)

Share this post with all your collegues, doctors, and other health care professionals..
Everybody should see this! :)

13/05/2018

Lack of exercise can shrink your brain

Exercise is not just good for your body, but for maintaining your mental function!

'People with back pain are often told to do the exact opposite of what the science says' - Irish physiotherapist on back pain myths 24/04/2018

'People with back pain are often told to do the exact opposite of what the science says' - Irish physiotherapist on back pain myths

Research on treatment of low back pain, shows that simpler is often better and there are many myths regarding treatment and management...

'People with back pain are often told to do the exact opposite of what the science says' - Irish physiotherapist on back pain myths World leading experts in low back pain have shown that low back pain is being mistreated on an enormous scale.

Are you sitting comfortably: the myth of good posture 06/03/2018

Are you sitting comfortably: the myth of good posture

Another current article on the topic of posture. I'm glad that the myth of "good posture" is starting to be recognised for what it is.

Are you sitting comfortably: the myth of good posture While more than 2.5m people in the UK suffer with back pain, there is little evidence linking the condition with slouching or bad posture

Fixing Back Pain Using DEADLIFTS 03/03/2018

Fixing Back Pain Using DEADLIFTS

This is essentially what I train all my back hip and knee patients to do, but initially without weights. It is a wonderful exercise to use, because we all used to move like this as kids under the age of 5.

Fixing Back Pain Using DEADLIFTS Your doctor says deadlifts are back for your back pain. But does doc know that research actually supports the use of deadlifts to TREAT low back pain??

The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise! | Brain Blogger 28/02/2018

The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise! | Brain Blogger

Great article about the benefits of exercise for brain function.

The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise! | Brain Blogger Health & Healthcare 0 The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise! by Anders Hansen, MD, MSc | October 24, 2017 If I would have guessed ten years ago what the best way to train the brain would be, I would probably have thought about crossword puzzles, sudoku, or cognitive apps. But th...

How new technology helps patients combat pain 28/02/2018

How new technology helps patients combat pain

Interesting article on chronic pain which is the majority of my patients. It might be time to invest in some Virtual Reality gaming technology!

How new technology helps patients combat pain As opioids fall out of favour in the treatment of chronic pain, therapists are harnessing new technology to help patients.

Slouch on: Bad posture not bad for your back 04/02/2018

Slouch on: Bad posture not bad for your back

"Good posture" is one of the myths of conventional western medicine. It is about listening to your body and finding what is comfortable and changing positions when it is not. Young kids do this intuitively and never get sore. There has never been any scientific evidence to validate the concept of "good posture"!

Slouch on: Bad posture not bad for your back New research from WA suggests everything we've been told about posture, back pain, and ergonomics may be wrong.

08/01/2018

Considering the number of patients with failed spinal surgeries I have treated this surely supports conservative treatment as a first choice of management.

TWO-THIRDS OF HERNIATED DISCS HEAL ON THEIR OWN!! - RESULTS FROM A RECENT META-ANALYSIS

Too many people think that once you have a disc herniation (or disc bulge), that you’ve got it for life. Well, a recent meta-analysis has shown that 2/3 of disc bulges spontaneously heal on their own! Many of them within a few months too, not years.

Conclusion from the paper: “Because the overall incidence of disc de-herniation is now 66.66% according to our results, conservative treatment may become the first choice of treatment for LDH.”

FREE FULL TEXT HERE - http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/current/pdf?article=NDAwNA%3D%3D&journal=101

Look out for a study review on the link between MRI results and low back pain in the second issue of the Physio Network research reviews!

https://www.physio-network.com/research-reviews/

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their website address. 06/01/2018

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their website address.

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their website address.

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their business hours. 06/01/2018

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their business hours.

Physiotherapy Solutions updated their business hours.

Background story

Physiotherapy Solutions is an ACC registered physiotherapy clinic in Palmerston North, New Zealand. A specialist clinic providing quality physiotherapy care for ACC contracted companies and private clients. The principal physiotherapist, Jeremy Yung has over 20 years physiotherapy experience in both private and hospital work. He offers comprehensive solutions for musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain. Jeremy has worked and specialised in the fields of occupational health, chronic hyperventilation syndrome, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and disabilities. He trained in Otago University, Dunedin, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1994.

Products

Manual therapy
Exercise prescription
Chronic pain
Occupational Health / Ergonomics
Breathing dysfunction/ disorders
Videocall consultations

Address


10 Whisky Way
Palmerston North

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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