Complex and chronic pain can be a challenging time for patients and at times presents a challenge to treating clinicians.
The Research strongly supports MDT, or Multi-Discipline Team approach to assessing and treating patients with chronic pain. What this means is that along with Physiotherapy assessment and treatment, the patient may benefit from Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychology, Dietetic and Pain Specialist (and more) assessment and treatment.
Physiotherapy management for patients with chronic pain focusses on a thorough assessment to identify the patient pain “patterns”, distribution and intensity of pain and then treatment focusses on pain education, establishing an exercise tolerance that don’t exacerbate the pain, graded exposure, Graded Motor Imagery exercises, along with a specific home or gym based exercise programme.
Pain Management at Physiotherapy@Carefirst is tailored to the individual patients needs and requirements.