Chronic Pain Management
20/01/2015 Posted in Pain
Did you know physiotherapists can help with chronic pain management?
Seeking the help of a physiotherapist may not be your first thought if you have chronic pain, but you may be surprised to learn what physiotherapists can do to help you manage your pain.
- Help you unlearn some of the abnormal postures and movements your body may have adopted to guard the pain.
- Develop a safe activity program that will gradually help your nervous system rewire itself.
- Provide relaxation, imagery and/or breathing techniques that can help reduce muscle tension and calm the nervous system.
- Assess if specific treatments will help (e.g., manual therapy, modalities, acupuncture).