Chronic Pain Management at Prahran

What is chronic pain?

Chronic or persistent pain is either continuous or recurrent pain that lasts beyond the normal time of healing. Pain which lasts longer than three months is usually considered chronic pain.

What are the main causes of chronic pain?

  • Tissue damage from an ongoing condition or disease such as arthritis
  • Nerve damage
  • An altered, sensitised nervous system

What are some of the types of chronic pain?

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain following surgery

What does pain care treatment involve?

Chronic pain is often misunderstood, however there has been a lot of research into persistent pain—and advancements in diagnosis, treatment, and management has progressed greatly. There is now a much better understanding of what does and doesn’t work in helping people with chronic pain.

To help you effectively manage your on going pain, treatment will help provide the following:

  • An understanding of what happens when you are in persistent pain
  • Strategies to prevent pain flare ups
  • Methods to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression that is common with persistent pain
  • Improved flexibility, strength, and fitness to get you back to doing the activities you enjoy

Is a referral required?

No referral is required to see a physio for chronic pain management.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

A session for chronic pain management with your physio may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.

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Our Chronic Pain Management team

Carmel Bohan
Hand and Upper Limb Physiotherapist
Eric Coleman
APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Clinical Exercise/Pilates Instructor
Rhiarna Hill
APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, Clinical Exercise Instructor & PINC Cancer Rehab Physio
Annette Sim
APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Sonja Tun
Physiotherapist & Clinical Exercise/Pilates Instructor
Sophie Crapper
Hand and Upper Limb Physiotherapist

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