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2will physiotherapy & pain management and Francis its director work in partnership with Albany Stadium Pool and Auckland Council to help those with a variety of chronic and persistent pain or complex injuries that need ongoing care.
Francis has an enormous passion for helping those who have been affected by chronic or complex pain. Management of unresolving pain is unfortunately a VERY under-resourced part of the health sector in New Zealand, and his goal has been to create a system that can provide an effective and affordable long-term guidance and services.
With an amazing support from Albany Stadium Pool and Auckland Council, Francis is able to achieve exactly that - one that is also continuously evolving - and reach deeper into those who are unaware of how to deal with their pain as well as the challenges that it can bring to their lives. Some of you have already been there.
On this page is a brief overview of the services and the cost involved. If you would like to see a detailed explanation of how the services are structured - very much recommended if you are coming in for chronic pain services, please click HERE.
These are one-on-one 40min sessions
- Private initial: $98
- Private follow-ups: $88
- ACC initial: $58
- ACC follow-ups: 48
The classes are the core component of long-term management for most patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Researches show that the major factor associated with good outcome from rehabilitation of chronic pain and complex injuries is FREQUENT and CONSISTENT meetings with good clinicians. Unfortunately this is difficult for many because of high cost obviously related to consultations and attendance.
"Classes" at 2will physiotherapy and pain management is our way of removing these barriers. In these classes Francis roams around the gym (and even the pool) and give supervision and guidance to any of his patients.
If you thought that exercising is painful and impossible with your conditions, the extensive scientific knowledge, and patient and empathetic guidance Francis brings, combined with the amazing facilities that the Albany Stadium Pool provides, you will soon realise that what you thought was impossible is very much achievable.
- Non-member of Albany Stadium Pool: casual entry to the gym (approx $13)
- Member of Albany Stadium Pool: Free
am: 9:30 - 11:30
pm: 5:00 - 5:40
am: 9:30 - 11:30
pm: 5:00 - 6:30
am: 9:30 - 11:30
Cognitive, emotional and behavioural coaching, for pain and health management
Some conditions, we can aim for the "fix". Other conditions call for guided-management.
Strategic sessions are full one-on-one consultation to discover and agree on strategies of not only managing pain but how to negotiate life around the pain. Those who feel a little lost on how to emotionally handle pain will benefit greatly from this.
"Quick checks" are 10-15min sessions, often over the phone, to ensure that you are on track.
If you want to know more about the coaching services, please have read THIS page that describes the services in more detail.
- Strategic sessions: Anywhere between $48 - $150
- Quick checks: Free
tailored for those who are in need of an anti-gravity approach
Albany Stadium Pool has one of the most hydrotherapy-friendly pools in Auckland, with warm water, ramp-entry (and wheelchair and hoist for those who need it) and suitable pool and lane sizes.
These very much hands-on sessions, where Francis joins you in the pool, are very much focused for those who are having great difficulty with their body due to pain or other physical conditions - e.g. neurological conditions. Patient can also do this independently or with some level of supervision - much like the exercise classes above.
If you are having hardship with rehabilitations for conditions such as severe complex regional pain sydrome, neurological disorders, post-amputations or spinal cord injuries, Francis can help you and find the most individualised and affordable long-term solution.
- Individual session: $150 (60min session - 40 in the pool & 10-15 preparation)
- Check-up during Class times: Same as the Class
While our model can seem somewhat complicated, we ask you to simply trust us. We will discuss options for you every step of the way so you are on a plan that you feel comfortable, with the best result possible.
Please contact Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0220 877 949 (texting usually is the best).