Natural Pain Management
Pain is felt differently and is unique to every person. Therefore, natural pain management is an adaptable technique to suit the individuals needs and requirements.
Understanding what pain is
Pain is personalised and unique to each person. Our practitioners will first assess and determine the impact of the pain you feel. Pain can affect daily life and daily routines such as work, home and recreational activities. That is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Natural pain management is an alternative to pain treatments that rely heavily on surgery, drugs and medication.
The Occupational Therapist works improve a person’s function and independence. The first step is to identify the amount of activity and rest that is right for a person in pain. With chronic pain, it’s about managing the stress that comes with the pain, improving one’s sleep, and selecting devices that can help a person throughout the day. Most importantly, it’s about choosing the right activities and movements that help a person manage and reduce the chronic pain.
If you are bothered by pain from an old sports injury, car accident or some other injury, or simply need to correct years of poor posture, we can help with your rehabilitation. Sometimes, changes to the ergonomics at your workplace or your home can prevent further aggravation of pain. In other cases, orthotics, specialised footwear, or assistive tools may be recommended to manage the causes of pain.
The effects of pain management
Active Care Tools for Managing Pain
As part of the Active Care plan, the practitioner provides “pain education” and helps a person set realistic goals, to learn good movement techniques, and exercises to reduce the pain with self-care skills to cope with pain flare-ups.
Other Pain You Might Feel
Do you have ongoing neck pain? Read more about how we can help assess your neck pain and formulate a treatment plan.
Quality of Life
Natural pain management can help you become active, get rid of the stress that comes with chronic pain, and help you keep your independence. The multi-disciplinary team at Burswood Health use a variety of activity-based techniques to help a person recover from chronic pain. Our practitioners work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure the best possible care.
Recognising the treatment options
Treatment at Burswood Health is about the “whole you”, it's not just about the symptoms of your pain. We see the human body as a “whole person” rather than just looking at the individual body part, or at your specific injuries. You have the care of Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Muscle Therapy, and Chiropractic to help you.
We can add drug-free treatments to address a variety of types of pain:
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Arthritis pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck and back pain
- Joint pain including the knees
- Diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage)
At Burswood Health Perth, we are very passionate about tailoring your treatment plan to your needs and help you better understand your condition and your personal care plan. The practitioners can combine therapies appropriate to the underlying causes of your pain. Some of the non-pharmacological tools include cold laser therapy, acupuncture (dry needling), soft tissue manipulation, nutritional assistance, stretching and exercises. Call us, 08 9361 26 28. Make an appointment to see how we can help you.