Private Healthcare Awards 2020

GHP / 2020 Private Healthcare Awards 23 , Specialists in Complex Pain What began as a sports and spinal clinic, has evolved into one of the best physiotherapy clinics in the country for providing specialist, dedicated and expert care for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. The Pain Physio is a small, friendly and independent clinic that offers cutting edge pain education, evidence based treatments and successful rehabilitation programs that truly help pain sufferers to get back on track. To find out more, we profiled the clinic and the work it does to help patients. For a growing number of people across the world, chronic, persistent or complex pain is a part of everyday life. In the United Kingdom alone, it affects between 30 to 50% of the population, and it is estimated that 25% of these people lose their jobs because of it. Chronic pain states can seriously impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and social wellbeing in a myriad of ways and so its treatment can be complex. However, with the right knowledge and support, when diagnosed and treated correctly, most pains are manageable. No matter the cause or how long it has been present for, there is help out there for chronic pain sufferers, especially in the form of The Pain Physio. People who attend The Pain Physio come from all walks of life and no medical referral is re- quired to make an appointment. The clinic specialises exclusively in the treatment of patients that suffer from complex, chronic pain states that are the result of a type of neuropathic pain, particularly Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Whiplash and spinal pain. However alongside this, they also treat conditions such as CRPS, Restless Legs Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cervicogenic Headaches, Chronic Fatigue and Hypermobility Syndrome Feb20579 Best Pain Clinic Consultancy Practice - Greater London & Most Dedicated Spinal Treatments Physiotherapist - Greater London to name but a few. In every case, the mission is always to make people’s lives truly better by applying good pain science to physiotherapy, empowering them through good education, expert, evidence-based treatment, and correct pain rehabilitation strategies. And whilst many people equate chronic pain to a permanent state of disability and having to give up on life as they know it, it does not have to be that way. The world of pain research has made great advancements in the last few years, and the process of how persistent pain states develop is getting clearer. Always up to date with the most recent advances in pain science and armed with knowledge of the mechanisms behind musculoskeletal and neurogenic pain mechanisms, The Pain Physio adapts its assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation pro- grammes to suit each individual patient. After taking a thorough medical history and performing a comprehensive examination, the clinician provides a working diagnosis and arranges for further investigations if required. From there, the physiotherapy treatment programs have three key aspects: education, manual therapy, and rehabilita- tion. Patients are educated on the different pain mechanisms affecting their symptoms, the importance of pacing, coping strategies, and how to manage their energy levels. Manual ther- apy, when required, involves the physiotherapist using specialist mobilisation and manipulation techniques to desensitise, mobilise, and normalise function of joints, muscles, nerves, and fascia. This helps minimise any potential of flare-ups that can delay rehabilitation. The rehabili- tation involves an individualised, specific, graded exercise or activity program which is goal oriented to enable a return to the patients normality, whether that be in work, sport or hobby. But because pain is complex, and in order to address all the multifactorial aspects of chronic pain, The Pain Physio also has an associate expert clinical team made up of a leading UK Pain Medicine doctor, a Pain Psychologist and a Nutritionist. So by addressing the physical, physiological, emotional, and nutritional needs together, The Pain Physio enables the delivery of a full circle of care. Despite the country, and most of the world, being on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Pain Physio is still finding ways to help people effectively manage their pain. It has recently launched its tele-health services for those unable to leave home, offering virtual consultations in times of isolation. They are also finalising the work on their free online resource centre, where patients can find information on relevant support groups, charities, and up-to-date practical advice on various conditions. The Pain Physio’s commitment to helping those who need it most is admirable, and with a wealth of medical and rehabilitation knowledge in its arsenal, there are few clinics better equipped to offer life-changing physiotherapy. Contact: Maxine Rodriguez Tel: +44 (0) 203 598 5852 Website: