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Physiotherapy Works: Pain Management

What’s the ‘most exciting discovery in pain‘ in the last 20 years?

A new study at the University of Colorado tells us that we can change pain by the power of care and touch.

Pain is a protective system and we can provide relief by reassuring the patient that it is real. It can be managed by balancing danger cues and safety cues, says the study.

Physiotherapy works for pain. Pain is not visible; but it affects your mood, your career, your family, your relationships. The more pain you experience, the less you are able to take care of yourself, and the more the pain.

Peter came to ANRC Clinics with pain in the midriff, lower back and his left side. After seven weeks of addressing it in a holistic way with a range of therapies and a course of self-help with recommended exercises, he was pain-free.

Why does physiotherapy have an edge when it comes to pain management? It is the power of care and touch, the capability to customise and focus on the individual and the self-care element which works best.

Physiotherapy brings relief to people of all ages. It reduces pain and improves mobility. Restoration of normal body posture and alignment can lead to a speedy recovery and prevent recurrence of the problem. Physiotherapy is suitable for all disorders that have the symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of movement and weakness.

What should you look for in a physiotherapy clinic?

  • Qualified Chartered Therapists
  • Reviews and recommendations
  • Look out for professionalism, with personnel who follow a code of conduct.
  • Are they covered by professional liability insurance?
  • Is the approach inter-disciplinary?

For more guidance, visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website.

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