One of the best kept secrets of Back in Action Physical Therapy in San Diego is the Australian Physiotherapy approach. The Australian Approach is a world renowned, gentle but highly effective approach to treating musculoskeletal pain. Some examples of conditions that benefit from this type of approach are back or neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, or any other pain conditions in the arms or legs. The approach was pioneered in the 1950s by an Australian physiotherapist named Geoffrey Maitland. This approach has continued to evolve over time and is considered one of the cornerstones of modern physical therapy.
The Three Pillars Of The Australian Approach
1. Patient’s Values. Maitland’s #1 Core Principle is, “Sublimation of self and a positive personal commitment to understand what the patient is enduring, and the effects the disorder has upon the patient.” The Maitland approach has always been, and continues to be, concerned with the patient’s needs above all.
2. Clinical Expertise. The Australian approach requires the development and continual refinement of skills in determining the true source of pain and how to best manage it. The dynamic thought process results in a continual process of learning by the treating clinician; putting the clinician on a path of professional growth, personal excellence and vastly improved patient care compared.
3. Best Available Evidence. The Maitland Approach is well supported by the most recent and up to date research that prove how effective it is in treating pain. This evidence has also been published in physical therapy textbooks that are used worldwide. This revolutionary approach to treating pain is proven by research and published in the most esteemed medical journals.
Why Doesn’t Every Office of Physical Therapy in San Diego Use This Approach?
Few offices of physical therapy in San Diego use the Australian approach because the time commitment required start learning this approach is about a year. Few people are able to put their lives on hold for that long to travel half way around the world to immerse themselves in study. Back in Action Physical Therapy is one of the only office of physical therapy in San Diego that has a physical therapist on staff that studied and trained in Australia. If you are looking for physical therapy in San Diego that provides fast and lasting pain relief, contact us today.