At Manual Physical Therapy we are masters in The Australian Method approach to relieving joint and muscular pain. Whether it is lower, middle, or upper back pain you are experiencing or even complications from TMJ disorder, our auto accident doctors are ready to help you find relief. We pride ourselves in finding a solution for all of our patients.
So what is “The Australian Method”?
The Australian Method refers to the idea of understanding and working closely with every patient to ensure a personal and accurate assessment of their signs and symptoms. This approach focuses on building a strong, open relationship between a physical therapist and the patient to better understand their issues. A key concept is the evaluation strategy, known as S.I.N.S., an acronym for “Severity, Irritability, Nature, and Stage”.
- Severity: Refers to the intensity of your symptoms and is based on your perception of the symptoms and how much they limit your activity
- Irritability: Refers to the relationship among the amount of activity required to provoke your symptoms and the time it takes for the symptoms to subside
- Nature: Represents the therapist’s perception of the possible condition; your personality and character, pain tolerance, and ethnic or social background; and the genetic components of the disorder
- Stages: Refers to the progression and stability of the condition