World Physiotherapy Day is celebrated every year so physiotherapists are able to raise awareness about the crucial role they play in keeping people healthy, safe as well as independent and mobile.
This year physiotherapists role in chronic pain is the theme that is being recognised.
Chronic pain is a significant global health burden – with low back pain causing more disability than any other condition. The role of physiotherapists in helping people with chronic pain to take control of their condition, increase their activity, and improve their quality of life is the theme of this year’s World Physical Therapy Day on 8 September 2019.
Chronic pain can be associated with a wide range of conditions including low back pain, cervical and thoracic pain, shoulder pain, headache disorders, cancer, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Physiotherapists have unique skills to recommend specific exercise programmes to help relieve chronic pain.
The benefits of using exercise to manage chronic pain include:
- Maintaining flexibility and movement
- Improving cardiovascular health
- Building and keeping muscle tone
- Improving mood and general wellbeing
- Helping control pain
- Increasing confidence to take part in activities; and
- Taking back control of your life and reducing your fear
Find out more about Chronic Health and read our article!
Chronic pain is a very complicated problem. If you have any questions, or think it applies to you. Please give us a call to arrange an appointment.