Exercise and Chronic Pain
Updated: Sep 3, 2021
Last week was National Chronic Pain Week, chronic pain is a very important yet commonly overlooked conversation which we should continue to keep having with the national awareness week coming to an end.
Pain week (26th July – 1st August) is an annual awareness week coordinated by Chronic Pain Australia. Chronic pain is arguably Australia’s fastest growing medical condition, approximately 1 in 5 Australians living with chronic pain including children and adolescents. The prevalence of chronic pain increases when the Australian population ages, and 1 in 5 GP consultations in our country involve a patient with chronic pain (5% of which are diagnosed with disabling chronic pain).
Events such as pain week help spread awareness of the prevalence of chronic pain amongst the Australian population and encourages sufferers to connect with their bodies and acknowledge their pain.
Chronic pain can be very difficult to live with. Exercise has been proven to be very effective in managing pain conditions by reversing and de-conditioning the worsening of pain. Additionally, exercise benefits mental wellbeing and overall quality of life.
Here at Sunshine Coast Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, we understand chronic pain and how it can govern your life. Our extensive team of allied health professionals provide unique individualised services helping you in reducing and managing your chronic pain through exercise. We also have a network of friendly, licenced psychologists who would love to support you in managing the psychological strains which accompany chronic pain.
To find out more about our services, specialised exercise programmes or how our team takes a holistic approach to provide care tailored to you, come visit us at our Sunshine Coast Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology Clinic - Shop 5B, 1 Indiana Place, Kuluin. Call us at 07 5445 8292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.