South-west allied health professionals have had mixed responses from patients throughout the coronavirus pandemic as working from home conditions have sent some into clinics.
Pause Warrnambool chiropractor Yoshi Inada-Lane said after a quiet month at the beginning of the pandemic, patient numbers had grown.
"Things were looking pretty grim for about four weeks," he said.
"I think after people's initial anxieties around social distancing eased they realised they needed to start caring for their bodies again.
"A big reason why we've seen such an increase in numbers is because of stress. People have felt great stress being at home with their kids or losing their jobs."
Physio Freedom Warrnambool physiotherapist Lucy Manganiello said she had seen people complain of pain associated with the change to working from home.
"We've certainly seen an increase in neck, shoulder and lower back problems which can be from prolonged seating and not a great office set up," she said.
"People have said that while they might work in an office, they get up and walk around to talk to people, make a coffee and use the printer which they aren't doing from home.
I have found people are doing different types of activity, there's been increases in walking and body weight exercises which is fantastic to see, but changes like these can cause different problems and we have seen some soft tissue complaints.Lucy Manganiello
Woodford Osteopathy's Peter Lim believes his clientele's needs have changed with the different climate of isolation.
"I see a lot of trades people and farmers and for them, this time has been business as usual," Mr Lim said.
"Definitely working from home has had an impact on people with their laptops as they aren't the best for you ergonomically.
"I've seen a lot of people who have been improving their health with exercise. People have fallen into two categories; those who have put on the kilograms and others who are getting out and exercising."
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