A Montreal Expert’s Opinion on How Physiotherapy Can Help Chronic Pain

Montreal Physiotherapy Expert Advice

Did you know that physiotherapists can help you treat your chronic pain?

Typically, when people have been having pain for a long period of time, their first thought isn’t going for physiotherapy. Most people are surprised to know that physiotherapists can actually make a big difference on helping you manage your pain levels.

What is chronic pain?

It has been shown that up to 20% of Canadians suffer from chronic pain that persists for weeks, months or years. While pain often starts because of an injury or illness and gets better with time, in some cases, pain persists and it can make it harder to move around and do your daily activities. Even simple things like brushing your teeth and getting dressed can be excruciatingly painful.

How does chronic pain happen?

When people have chronic pain, it is thought that their nervous system gets rewired so that things that are usually not painful (like brushing your teeth or getting dressed) will begin to send pain signals to the brain. This process is referred to as “central sensitization”.

How can physiotherapy help me?

Physiotherapists have the training and experience to help assess how pain influences your daily activities and ability to move around. In turn, physiotherapists can help you relearn how to perform your daily activities to help the body get over these pain signals. Physiotherapists can also create a specialized exercise program for you, as well as give you relaxation and breathing techniques to help you calm the overactive nervous system and treat your chronic pain.

manage unwanted pain.

If you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain, consider looking into physiotherapy. Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center has health care professionals and physical therapists that can help manage unwanted pain.

How can physiotherapy help me?

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You can visit them at:

2101, Rte Transcanadienne, Dorval, Quebec, H9P 1J1, 514-684-9073