PABC's latest video highlights the story of a patient living with chronic pain and the positive impact that physiotherapy treatments have in helping him with both his every day life and doing the things he loves.
One in five British Columbians live with chronic pain. The condition impacts a wide range if people across a broad demographic, and is complex condition to treat. Living with chronic pain can impact people's professional and personal lives, as well as their mental health. Compounded with growing concern about opioid use in Canada, seeking out non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain is critical for British Columbians. Physiotherapy offers a healthy and evidence based alternative treatment approach for long term pain management.
Physiotherapists use a combination of techniques to help chronic pain sufferers feel relief, improve function & mobility, and return to regular activities & normal life. A trained physiotherapist, with expertise in chronic pain, can work in collaboration with other healthcare providers to create integrated treatment programs customized to each individual and their condition. This approach contributes to improved symptoms and positive results to help patients manage their chronic pain.
PABC has released two position papers that go into further detail about the positive impact that physiotherapy can make in our healthcare system when it comes to the management of chronic pain: