Pain – Why You’re Not Getting Lasting Results

I help people in chronic pain learn the skills and techniques they need to self mange and create better long term outcomes.

Over the past 25 +years of working with these kinds of clients I have found that most people have 4 major blocks to getting long term solutions.

  1. Fear
  2. Knowledge
  3. Mindset
  4. Action

Lets tackle each one in a bit more depth. The key thing to remember here is that all of those elements need to be addressed at the same time – and where most go wrong and hence don’t get their desired outcome of long term control of their pain – if that they may only address bits of one, some of another – and ignore key vitals.

  1. FEAR – Pain makes us scared to move – we fear moving and become frozen by it – pain makes us not want to exercise as we fear more pain – and when we eventually do move, it hurts and we get more pain. Fear keeps us static because staying static is better than getting worse – or so we mistakenly believe.
  2. KNOWLEDGE – or rather – lack of. Knowing what to do and when and how to do it. You need to be armed with the right knowledge in order to move forward with confidence.
  3. MINDSET – you need to believe that it IS possible for you to improve – unfortunately many who have been in chronic pain have also at various times sought help and been let down, or believe thing scan’t change – you need to Believe that things can be better for you before they will be.
  4. ACTION – there is no point taking action -it needs to be the RIGHT action and ALIGNED action to make a difference – just doing something for the sake of it without any direction or cause means wasted effort and poor outcomes.

Back Pain is scary and limiting but the fact is the longer you leave it – the worse it gets and the harder it is to fix.

Low Back Pain is self limiting after 3 months in most cases….but it will cause some internal changes that occur such as core strength loss, posture changes, muscles strength reduction, loss of flexibility, muscles tightness and spasm – and most of us don’t even realise it.

All of that leaves us open to further episodes and further potential injury, and therefore more pain – so we have a self fulfilling prophecy

You think its gonna hurt more to move and exercise – so it does.

You think you’re gonna fail and not reduce your pain – so you fail.

I believe in getting you moving after pain, or even in pain – ASAP – but you have to understand exactly whats going on in your body and why you’re doing things…. but movement has to be pain free – as in – you want it to be a POSITIVE experience.

If it’s not pain free – you won’t do it.

Should you move when you’re in pain – yes – within reason – and with expert guidance. Should you push through pain – No. No medically trained people do not know the difference between good pain and bad pain, and at what stage of injury or healing you’re at and how the tissues are going to respond.

Many have heard that a strong core can help – so they say they are working on their core, doing bootcamp – but they are getting sore and in pain and not getting any ‘better’.

Great that you are trying to make a change – but you’re doing it all wrong.

You end up strengthening all the stuff that is already strong and the stuff that was weak stays weak, and gets relatively weaker. That’s why they never progress.

Our proven and tested method works and that means you need to go back to basics – and that means BASICS.

If you have had pain, you body will have some changes in what’s going on with your core strength and general strength.

So going from doing nothing to doing planks, squats, lunges and mountain climbers is crazy!

Many think Planks are basic – they are not – they are high level so it’s no wonder your body can’t cope. You need tailored, structured layering first.

So why not let us get you into the right strength state FIRST so you get strong enough to be able to go and do what you then want to do – safely.

The biggest loser has so much to answer for because people now think go hard or go home.

That just doesn’t work for most – we don’t have the background ability to just get moving quickly and under a lot of stress and strain…. so get strong first and then get moving.

Not the other way ’round.o

Let us help guide you so you know you’re doing things the right way and the best way for you so you can work towards the results you want.

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About Saree Hewlett (149 Articles)
Saree has 20 + years as a physio, training in the UK and completing her Masters in Manual Therapy in Perth, UWA. She has integrated Pilates into her practise having trained in the Polestar method and currently owns and runs two Studios in Perth's Northern Suburbs. A previous international Artistic Skater she understands the needs of sports people and also those suffering from chronic pain and reduced function - we all want the same thing - to be the best we can be! She is married with two active young boys!

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