Physiotherapy intervention for chronic pain has a focus on empowering people to manage their conditions. Training in self-management for people with pain is part of a person centred approach that aims to educate people around pain science including neuroplasticity, lifestyle modification and the optimisation of function and independence. Such an approach requires a partnership with clients that involves collaborative management of their condition, and may take place in a variety of settings (community, hospital, residential care) and with a number of approaches such as individual consultations or group education classes.
— Australian Physiotherapy Association

In West Ryde Physiotherapy patient focused practice, we not only provide you with pain relief but also with the means to look after yourself in the long term.

Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience and success in Pain Management and can aid you to effectively control your pain and maintain your lifestyle by not only focusing on the medical or biological element of the pain (anatomy, drugs) but also the psychological (how we think and respond), as well as social (the work and home environment support) elements. This results in effective and holistic pain management.

1 in 5 Australians experience chronic pain, and we're here to help.

Our physiotherapists assist in both acute and chronic pain management by using a  range of passive and active exercises and movements designed to maintain or improve movement and flexibility of joints, and maintain or improve muscle tone and strength. As both our practitioners are  Australian Physiotherapy Association physiotherapists, they  are therefore highly skilled practitioners who use scientific evidence based research to manage and improve pain.

As part of our treatment, we individually design exercise programs which allow for the management of pain. Our physiotherapists will assess your present physical function and gear the exercises to your personal level of attainment and overall physical health. This may include exercises such as Clinical Pilates and walking. The physiotherapist will design a treatment plan for you and liaise with other members of your health care team where appropriate. This can include your family or carer if you wish.

When you have persistent pain, it hurts to exercise but it hurts a lot more if you don’t. It only takes one week in bed for muscles to begin wasting and joints to stiffen so a stretching and strengthening exercise program can help build fitness which in turn helps to cope with persistent pain.