Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Rehabilitation & Pain Management

Vocational Rehabilitation

Avonhead Physiotherapy & Pilates can help with your return to work after an injury.  We will design for you and support you through an exercise program that is focused on restoring your ability to perform your normal work tasks and regain your normal day to day function.   You will work on your exercise program in our onsite rehabilitation gym as well as having a home based programme.

Your programme may include:

If you are off work due to an injury and you have a current ACC claim you may be eligible for a fully funded rehabiltation programme.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about this service.

Pain Management

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience.  Pain is complex and individual to you.  No one person will have the same pain experience for the same injury or illness as there a multitude of factors which will influence your pain story.

At times pain can seem to take control of your life. At Avonhead Physiotherapy and Pilates we would like to show you there is hope for change and to teach you how to take control back.

Rachel Short has over 10 years experince working with people with persisting and complex pain.  Rachel works in conjuction with pain and rehabilitaion specialists, psychologists and occupational therapists with the aim to decrease your pain and increase your quailty of life, independance and work ability.

If you would like any further information about how we could help please do not hesitate to call the clinic on 03 358 8889.


The links below are good information about pain which you may find helpful to understand you pain.

Chronic pain