Physiotherapy not Codeine for Pain Relief
25 May 2019 see www.choosewisely.com.au Australian Physiotherapy Association
Physiotherapy is a safe and effective pain treatment
- At In Touch Physiotherapy I diagnose the actual problem and treat the reason for your pain
- Physiotherapy is gentle hands on and doesn't have harmful the risks of opioid-based drugs
"Physiotherapists help people to manage their pain and recover movement with great success, without the use of addictive drugs. (APA)"
Research has shown that how much pain you feel is influenced by your emotions, beliefs and social environment. Pain is therefore a very complex issue to successfully treat.
Each person I see will benefit from my choice approaches, after a discussion with you, to best suit your combination of factors.
‘There is no one size fits all approach to assess and treat someone’s pain. So physiotherapists consider a range of factors that may be contributing to the pain. We’ll talk with your about your lifestyle, pain beliefs and goals. We can then use an appropriate treatment that suits your problem including pain education, exercise programs, joint mobilisation, and postural retraining if needed.
What to expect from a physiotherapy consultation:
- Your physiotherapist will perform a physical examination and find out more about your history and any other factors that may be contributing to the pain.
- In most cases of acute pain, the pain will settle as the tissue heals.
- Your physiotherapist will explain the nature of the injury and normal healing times.
- Early treatment helps your body heal itself, but advice regarding self-management strategies, including gentle exercise, may be enough to help resolve the pain and return you to full function.
- If the pain has become chronic (more than three months - longer than normal healing times), assessment and management may be more complex.
- Factors other than tissue damage may be contributing to your pain, which your physiotherapist will investigate.
- In complex situations, other specialists may also form part of a wider treatment team.
- At all stages of pain management, physiotherapists will work with you to encourage self-management, remaining active as appropriate and avoiding a reliance on medication.
For more information about physiotherapy and treatment of pain, see www.choose.physio.
For advice on whether my physiotherapy will help you gain pain relief and manage your pain
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