Chronic Pain Management.
Chronic, persistent or long–term pain is pain continuing beyond 3 months or after healing should have occurred. It can affect adults or children. It can develop after tissue damage or inflammation but very often it cannot be explained. It is a complex condition with physical, social and psychological components. People suffering from chronic pain very often have severe disabilities, loss of independence and a poor quality of life. Most treatment approaches have no or only short term effects. Lots of research is currently conducted to explain the development of chronic pain, to find risk factors, to find ways to prevent it and to find the best management for it.
Physiotherapy plays an important role in the management of chronic pain. It has been shown that education and understanding of all the factors involved in chronic pain can improve self efficacy, can give control over the pain and can lead to better coping mechanism or to the reduction of pain. Physiotherapists can help patients to understand how all factors, e.g. emotions, low mood and negative beliefs are influencing chronic pain and how best to deal with them. They can assist by setting up exercise programs, giving advice about a healthy lifestyle and improving maladaptive movement patterns, postures and behaviours.
What our patients say.
I have been suffering with tension headaches on and off for a couple of years now. I tried everything to get them to go away to the point where I thought they would never go and it was really taking over my life. I saw Jenine on a recommendation and I finally have them under control. Jenine is really friendly, easy to talk to and a great professional who really knows her stuff, I would not hesitate in recommending to anyone who needs help.
I have been to Laura twice with severe back pains caused by a problem hip. She has sorted out the pain with the minimum fuss. I would strongly recommend the clinic, the booking system is easy and everyone is charming and friendly, not to mention a super physio.
Providing the essential expertise required for the recovery from a total knee replacement. Excellent progress after 9 weeks.
Exceptional care and personal service. The team are professional, knowledgeable and very helpful when explaining the various options for treatment. I have been visiting Square One for a few years with various complaints and would highly recommend this clinic to anyone.
I saw Laura today after suffering from severe back pain, since Saturday afternoon, I have been unable to walk without pain. Laura assessed, diagnosed and treated me with such professionalism and expertise. I am now able to walk with much more ease and I have been given exercises to do before she sees me again on Friday. I am so grateful that you are remaining open throughout this difficult time. Thank you.
I have had a long-standing issue with severe sciatica for more than 12 months due to a prolapsed disc. It had got to the point where I needed some professional help and advice so as to move forward with the injury. The improvement in a matter of weeks has been amazing. I will totally recommend this company to anyone that needs physiotherapy. Great value for money based on the profound effect made on my everyday life.
Tel: 01256 541515