Pain management is a method of using different techniques to help you manage your pain better. Pain can be a severely disabling symptom of many conditions and may prevent you carrying out your normal activities of daily living. Pain management is an important treatment of both acute and chronic pain and must be appropriate to your condition.
Physiotherapy is a very effective pain management strategy and can give you the opportunity to reduce your pain symptoms and continue with an active and healthy lifestyle.
Physiotherapy for pain management can include:
- Exercise therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Heat therapy
- Strapping and taping
- Education sessions and advice
- Goal setting
Manchester Physio have specialist physiotherapists who are experienced at designing physiotherapy pain management programmes. They will be able to provide you with a full assessment to identify your main problems. Your physiotherapist will then work with you to devise a tailored pain management programme to help minimise your symptoms.
Pain management is a continuous process and unfortunately long-term pain symptoms cannot be resolved overnight. However, with a specialist pain management programme designed by your physiotherapist, you will be able to take control of your pain and return to the activities and hobbies you enjoy.