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Chronic Pain

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that lasts more than 12 weeks, or beyond the expected healing time for a particular injury. Chronic pain can present in different ways such as localised sharp pain or a widespread, dull ache, and may be constant or intermittent. There are many reasons that pain persists beyond standard healing times, such as co-existing health conditions, poor sleep, stress related factors and your thoughts and beliefs about your pain. Other conditions associated with chronic pain are fibromyalgia, migraines and chronic pain syndrome. It is important to take note of what else is happening in your life during the time your pain is persisting beyond the expected time period, as these factors may play a role in your pain. 

How Can We Help?

The first step to taking back control over your pain is to understand what factors are contributing to it. Our therapists can help you to identify potential contributors to your pain and then work with you to develop a chronic pain management plan to address these factors. Research has shown that exercise has positive effects on reducing persistent pain and improving overall mood. We can work with you to develop an exercise program that is tailored to your interests and fits around your lifestyle.

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