Free patient resources

LEARN MORE with these great Patient RESOURCES!

At Adelaide West Physio and Pilates | Headache Clinic, one of our driving philosophies is to help our patients understand their problem and the best ways to take control and help themselves. As part of this, we have created some free patient resources that we hope might be useful, even if you don’t ever become a customer.

NB: Check your junk folder if you don’t receive your free patient resources within five minutes. 

The Ultimate Guide To Low Back Pain Myths

There is A LOT of misinformation about low back pain, what causes it and how to get better.

This guide was created to answer our top ten myths that we hear every day.

We feel strongly that each of these myths has the potential to stop improvement. On the other hand, there is a lot of good news when you understand the truth behind these myths. You should feel much more optimistic about your back pain after reading this!

Find out if your health professional is telling you the wrong thing.

'How Will I Know When It’s Time?' - Total Knee And Hip Joint Replacement

Ever wondered if it is time for a knee or hip joint replacement? How will you know if it is the right time?

There is a bit more to consider than ‘come back when you are ready’!

Joint replacements are (usually) a great surgery, and they have an important place in the management options of OA. But they should never be the first option.

This resource will answer this question with up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will also give you an idea of what to discuss with your GP or surgeon.

5 Things You Can Do Yourself To Help Get Rid Of Your Headaches

If you suffer from headaches or migraines, this is the information that you must read so that you can be doing all the right things to help yourself.

This is the same information that we provide to our private patients, everything from practical posture advice to what you need to know about your pillow.

Did you know that regular use of pain relief medication can worsen your headaches?

Read this guide to get a practical guide and take positive steps to help your headaches and migraines.

Will The McKenzie Method Help My Back Pain?

What if this is your first episode of low back pain and you aren’t sure what to do?

Or let’s say you have had other treatment for your low back pain, and it hasn’t helped.

How can you know if the McKenzie Method is the best thing for you?

This checklist will give you a really good idea just by answering these 9 questions.

Free Online Pain Education Course

While this information is useful for anyone, it is particularly relevant for anyone who is battling with persistent pain (aka chronic pain, ongoing pain, fibromyalgia).

This course is 6 weeks long and it is sent straight to your inbox each week. Each week’s email contains a link to the learning module. This is information is a mixture of reading, video clips and other resources to make the learning easy and entertaining.

Yes, you have to devote a little time to this (maybe 20 minutes per week), but if you want to learn something new, there is no alternative! The benefit is that this new knowledge will give you confidence and freedom, not to mention hope that there are other approaches that work apart from a pharmaceutical approach.

11 1/2 Things You MUST Ask Before Choosing A Physio

This was created as a tool for choosing a physio, but equally it could be applied to any kind of health professional.

It has some questions that really separate the average from the great health practitioners, and it is an invaluable tool to help you decide who is the right person to look after you and your family.

DO NOT make a physiotherapy appointment until you have read this guide!

5 Things You Must Know To Help Your Child Stay Injury-Free In Sport

This document was created to help answer some of the most common questions that parents have about their child, plus how to help them to best avoid injury.

With more children being involved in sport and an increase in the rate of certain injuries, it is more important than ever to understand these key issues.

25 Tendon Facts To Help Solve Your Tendon Pain

Tendon pain can be frustrating. The science on the best way to manage tendon problems has moved forward in leaps and bounds over the last 20 years, so there is no need to have ineffective treatment any more.

This free guide will give you up-to-date information on how tendons behave, how they get injured, and what is needed to get them better.

And what will make no difference.

5 Great Tools To Help You Become A Better Runner

We have collated five of our favourite tools, websites and apps for the discerning runner.

These tools are really helpful, whether you want to be more competitive and take their training to the next level, or you simply want to enjoy your running more!

Organise A FREE Physio Phone Consult

A FREE Physio Phone Consult allows you to speak with a qualified physio over the phone with no strings attached

Get some FREE ADVICE, find out if physiotherapy can help your problem and give you pain relief, and importantly, find out if we are the right physios for you!

Alternatively, you can organise a free 15 minute assessment in person at the clinic.

To Organise a Phone Call with a Physio