One in five Australians lives with chronic pain. This prevalence rises to one in three people over age 65 and is projected to increase as Australia’s population ages. Women over age 45 experience chronic pain consistently more than men.
If your pain has lasted beyond the time expected for healing following surgery, trauma or other condition—usually three months—then it may be considered a chronic illness.
Chronic pain can lead to increased dependency on others, loss of worker and family roles, and difficulty participating in everyday activities. Sleep problems, depression, anxiety, social isolation, and overall reduced quality of life are common issues facing people with chronic pain.
As experienced occupational therapists in pain management, our ultimate aim is to maximise your independence doing the everyday activities that you want and need to be able to do.
We can help you achieve this in the following way:
All of our occupational therapists are registered with APHRA and have membership with National and State Associations. Our occupational therapists keep up to do with the latest research and technological advancements.
If you would like to discuss how we could help you, please contact us.
08 9341 7300
0417 978 643