Pain Management

The experience of pain is different for everyone, and at Hand Works we ensure that we listen to our patients and their individual needs, particularly if their presenting condition is centred around pain management.

A thorough clinical evaluation of pain, including both subjective and objective methods, is completed at each appointment by our therapists. This will help formulate an appropriate treatment plan to manage both acute and chronic pain. Pain may be due to an acute injury, chronic injury, or the sequela of prior injury where pain develops as a secondary complication (e.g complex regional pain syndrome).

Some physical treatment techniques that are used at Hand Works to manage pain include the following:

  • Early mobilisation
  • Stretches
  • Heat (heat packs, paraffin wax)
  • Soft tissue treatment
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • InterX dynamic neuro-stimulation
  • Desensitisation/resensitisation
  • Mirror box therapy
  • Functional use

To find out more about our pain management program, do contact us on 1300 887 798.

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