Persistent or chronic pain is described as pain that persists beyond the normal time that tissues take to heal following an injury.
Physiotherapy treatment and self-management approaches can “turn down” a hypersensitive nervous system, reducing your pain. At Louise Jewers Physiotherapy we believe in a holistic approach to treatment. We understand the pain science. By examining the underlying factors contributing to your aches and pains, we can devise a personalised pain management plan, just for you, and we will support you back to living a better life.
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It affects many people and for some so severely that it restricts their ability to live their normal life. Most soft tissue injuries take several months to completely heal. If pain continues longer than 3 months, it is known as persistent pain. The emotional brain can be a key driver and there are many identifiable causes. However,with the right treatment and care, it is possible to change the way the brain interprets pain. Treatment approaches may include:
• General & Specific Exercise
• Posture advice
• Breathing, relaxation and mindfulness
• Manual Therapy
• Pain Education and how to control the impact it has on your life
• Advice on self-management strategies such as pacing, stress and sleep.
Can help pain sufferers to modify long-term beliefs about how to manage chronic conditions and is the first step in achieving a better outcome. This video helps to – Explain pain in 5 minutes and what to do about it.
‘’Louise is amazing. She is a very good diagnostician and really helped me recover from an injury. I highly recommend her.’’
‘’Louise helped me through post-accident, pre-opand post-op physio-she is calm, kind straightforwardand encouraging as well as hugely experienced and skilled. She works closely with surgeons and doctors who recommend her and is known to be the best in the business in West London. It is a huge advantage to be located, in the Hogarth Club with its onsite Parking and full gym to take advantage of during rehab sessions. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.’’
‘’Louise immediately inspires confidence. She is calm, professional and very experienced. She discusses the problem and then applies gentle, reassuring treatment. She makes practical suggestions and takes you through helpful exercises before posting you videos so you can do them at home. I would thoroughly recommend Louise.’’
‘’You were absolutely right about my ankle kicking out. After seeing you Friday, I rested Saturday and did the exercises that you gave me.I ran 11.7 k on Sunday, thinking the whole time about that push off and had no problems.There was a niggle but no pain.Last night I did 7 k and other interval sprints and had no issues. I will keep up the exercises.’’Thank you AGAIN! You were right AGAIN!
“unable to have face to face sessions, our online sessions are brilliant! Louise was able to diagnose my injury and provide a thorough and clear exercise plan to get me back to full health -all through online video sessions! Extremely pleased to have contacted her.”
‘’I was delighted and relieved I was able to organize physio sessions remotely with Louise (during Covid).With her expertise and many years of experience in post -op rehabilitation, in our remote/video sessions Louise is able to pinpoint even the smallest of deviations from desired movements in those exercises she has recommended. Her quiet calm, capable mannerand the clear guidance she offers in simple and straightforward language, make it easy for me to understand what she is asking of me and my leg! Louise’s follow up email containing links to an exercise plan and video clips for assigned exercises represents invaluable support in between our remote sessions.’’
"Thanks to you my knees are as good as they have ever been. I cannot tell that I have ever had any trouble. Fantastic! My skiing still leaves a lot to be desired but great fun!"
"Many thanks for your help with my back. Your advice was 100% good I was sent off for xrays - crush fractures were the problemMany thanks for all your help in setting me off in the right direction."
‘’Caroline was brilliant. Thank you so much for suggesting I saw her. There isn’t anything to worry about-nothing that a few exercises won’t put right and I am seeing her again.’’
"I have just returned from Arizona where I climbed a mountain and swam breastroke in the pool with no problems. So I have made a full recovery. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!"
‘‘As you can see, I have cancelled my next appointment. This is because my foot has completely recovered! Thank you for your two treatments-I think they helped it along quite considerably.’’
‘‘Thank you for your letter on the 3rd January and thank you in particular for treating the patients I send to you to such good effect. I hear very favourable reports from patients following your treatments.’’
‘‘Just wanted to drop you a line and say the knees were absolutely fine while skiing and afterwards now I'm doing the leg strengthening exercises. Had a great time and many thanks for all the work in getting me back active.’’
Common Persistent Pain Conditions
Neck and back pain | Fibromyalgia | Bladder pain syndrome | Headaches and Jaw pain | Arthritis | Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
5 Key Facts About Pain
1) Pain does not equal the amount of tissue damage.
2) Pain is generated in the brain, not within the area of damage. So, all pain is in the brain and sometimes it persists after the tissues have healed.
3) Pain is influenced by multiple factors – thoughts, activity, mood, sleep, and stress.
4) Acute pain acts as important protection to warn about danger or injury.
5) Persistent (chronic) pain is due to a hypersensitive nervous system and no longer warns of damage. It is often being driven by our emotional brain as there is no longer inflammation or injury present.
‘There are so many things that you can do to manage your pain, with support from us’
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