Chronic Pain is a complex, multi-dimensional experience. Most people believe that pain is a result of injury, but it is more than just that. Pain, often associated with actual or potential tissue damage, can be an extremely unpleasant experience. It affects both your physical and psychological state of being. While acute pain is usually associated with injury and gradually dampens with recovery, chronic pain can arise and persist even 3 to 6 months after the injury has healed. It can also occur and persist without injury.
Most chronic pain suffers experience pain almost daily, affecting their ability to undertake daily tasks effectively. He or she will often get frustrated and fearful about the situation and begin to sink into a vicious cycle of pain and disability. Gradually, this may further affect one’s occupation and relationship with their loved ones.
What can physiotherapy do for me?
Our physiotherapists hold relevant post-graduate physiotherapy training certification and are qualified to work with you towards managing your pain. A comprehensive assessment will allow us to identify the causes of your condition, while implementing relevant treatment strategies to modify pain, promote tissue healing, improve function and reduce disability.
Common chronic pain disorders managed by physiotherapists include chronic non-specific low back and neck pain, failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Our evidence-informed chronic pain management approach involves:
We are also able to refer you to a pain specialist or psychologist where necessary.