The musculoskeletal system of the body is made up of bones, joints, and muscles. Its main job is to give the body its structure and support, so that people can move freely and without pain. Musculoskeletal disorders may develop for a number of different reasons. In the UK one fifth of adults visit their GPs with a musculoskeletal disorder every year. Research shows that physiotherapy is a very important part of these patients’ pain management and treatment.
If you are suffering from chronic pain not only do you have the constant pain making you feel ‘low’, you can also sometimes feel very lonely, or as if no-one is truly listening to you. My ethos is to listen very carefully to your concerns and to what you understand about your pain, as this can be a major contributor to your condition. I can then develop a tailor-made programme to both help you understand your condition better, and to support you to be the best that you can be. As part of your rehabilitation you will be given some exercises to do, and I strive to help you to learn about what is happening to your body and ways of staying in control, rather than your body and pain controlling you.
Long term conditions
Long term conditions are those which unfortunately cannot yet be cured, but symptoms can be eased with treatment or medication. The important thing to remember is that whatever your diagnosis, there is a lot that you can do to manage it. I will take time to listen to your concerns, explaining what is ‘triggering’ your discomfort, and how you can do everyday tasks differently so that you will feel more comfortable. I will work to ease your pain and restore your function. Everyone is unique, and because of this you will be given a programme uniquely tailored to you, with the support that you want, whenever you need it.