Chronic Pain Conditions

Osteoarthritis, Nerve pain, Fibromylagia, chronic muscoskeletal pain amongst others are all long term conditions causing some degree of chronic pain. Many people resort to rest and medication for treatment.

In our combined 40 + years clinical experience, we have however seen many clients who have been able to significantly reduce their pain . They are, thanks to our thorough, evidence based treatment approach, able to live a more enjoyable life.

We understand that every person is unique. Each person will have different requirements to help them reduce their pain and to get them back on track. That is why we have developed our 5 step process to not only treat your pain but to set you on the path for long term wellbeing.

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Don't Let The Diagnosis of Arthritis Get You Down

Arthritis more commonly referred to as ‘wear & tear’ is common and part of the ageing process. Some people report stiffness, aches and pains. A large number people we see who come to us with a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis (OA) benefit by engaging in one of our treatment and exercise packages. These include functional and joint by joint assessment, hand on treatments and a strength, core, and balance programme, with a emphasis on weight management by promoting a healthier lifestyle.

People find this approach effective to significantly reduce pain and often can avoid surgery completely. In other cases they can delay it for a considerable time to a time that suits you, your family and your lifestyle. 

Watch Patrick explain what you can do to be proactive when it comes to living with Arthritis.

You don't just have live with Nerve Pain (for example Sciatica)

Nerve pain can be extremely painful and quite debilitating. It can leaving you feeling weary, lacking in sleep and worried that you will never see a normal day every again. There are many different presentations of nerve pain. The most common are arm pain (typically referred from structures in the neck) or leg pain (commonly referred to as Sciatica).

This sort of pain can be extremely debilitating even with medication. Thankfully, it can be treated with hands on techniques, exercises and sensible advice. What you need to know is that nerve pain can be helped by physiotherapy treatments and specific exercises. It is not a thing that you have to live with for the rest of your life as we so often hear people say.

Nerve Pain is however more challenging to treat as it can often be easily aggravated, particularly during the earlier stages of the recovery process. It requires attention to detail when it come to the assessment, treatment techniques and rehabilitation exercises used. This will ultimately achieve the goal to free you from pain and get you back to your work and hobbies with confidence. You don’t have to ‘live with it’.

What is Sciatica?

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Tips to help Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid conditions or Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Any lifestyle changes you make to deal with your condition should be well paced, step by step, sustainable changes. 

Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep/rest, nutrition, stress, activity and your own beliefs about your condition.

Read more about changes you can make today to positively impact your pain in our blog: Living with Chronic Pain

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