chronic pain

Chronic pain behaves differently to other types of pain, and must also be treated differently.

When someone has been exposed to a painful stimulus for an excessive length of time, the body starts to respond to the stimulus in a different manner. This can mean that patients can become hugely sensitive to normal stimulus, such as being touched, and feel this as painful. If can also mean that pain is felt continuously or is unchanging. Patients in this group will have classically lost a lot of conditioning, fitness and muscle strength.

Rehabilitation for these patients needs to be targeted at reducing painful stimuli, pacing activity to avoid flare-ups and gradually re-introducing exercise starting at a low level.

The management of chronic pain requires the patient to closely adhere to the rehab programme in order to have a chance of being successful.

we treat

Sports injuries
Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
Joint problems
Back pain and sciatica
Neck pain
Orthopaedic conditions
Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
Tennis and golfers elbow
Frozen shoulder
Overuse injuries