Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond the normal 12 week tissue healing time. Chronic Pain leads to disability, anxiety, depression, poor quality of life, reduced life satisfaction, and unemployment.
Many Chronic Pain sufferers manage their pain with rest and inactivity. This strategy is frequently unsuccessful in reducing pain, and has a catastrophic impact on a patient's quality of life.
What can Physiotherapy do for Chronic Pain?
Targeted exercise is successful in reducing the severity of chronic pain, and addressing the total physical and mental health of the patient.
Exercise Benefits for Chronic Pain
The three core effects exercise has on Chronic Pain are:
Reducing Pain Severity
Improving Physical Function
Improving Psychological Function and Quality of Life
The Complexities of Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Management at Function & Form
With education and experience in both Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology, we are well equipped to work with the complexities Chronic Pain patients present. Knowing where to start, and at what level, is key to success. Over the years we have achieved positive results with very de-conditioned, super anxious but highly motivated patients.