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Thoughts of the great outdoors don’t need to hurt!

Wellbeing can be achieved

How far do you have to go before you seek help for a continuing pain, strain or ache? It might simply be discomfort, in all its varying forms, that may come and go. One individual of a certain age noted that every day brings a new, diverse and interesting pain, which bearing in mind how upbeat his demeanour is normally, indicated a need for intervention.


As we move into spring, and the probable thoughts of outdoor activities on some people’s minds, seeking help for strains and aches early is important to ensure that they do not become a permanent problem. Your wellbeing is important.


When to seek physiotherapy care?


As a question, do you need to be in pain to seek physiotherapy care? Many people do put on a brave face and only look for professional help when the issue doesn’t correct itself or gets worse. However, bearing discomfort, often for quite some considerable time, is not the best strategy for your health and wellbeing.


Chronic pain is commonly defined as any pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. An acute pain, which is often a normal sensation which coincides with an illness or injury, can turn into a persistent pain that often lasts for months or longer. Chronic pain in older adults is often associated with reduced physical function, loss of independence, additional strain on interpersonal relationships, and can lead to social isolation and sleep disturbance.


Reduce pain and improve function


Physiotherapy treatment involves helping the body to avoid or relieve pain and strain, and as part of this process, acupuncture is an optional therapy offered by Life Made Simple Physiotherapy. In conjunction with exercise and activity modification, acupuncture can help individuals reduce pain and improve function through the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural stress and pain reliever.


Acupuncture within physiotherapy


There is increasing evidence which demonstrates acupuncture can help to treat specific areas of pain or specific conditions, whilst also promoting overall calmness and wellbeing. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help to treat physical conditions as diverse as headaches, osteoarthritis and lower back pain.


Acupuncture is not for everyone; however, the procedure may also help with emotional difficulties such as anxiety, insomnia and depression.


Regular maintenance programme of physiotherapy, along with other wellbeing options


At Life Made Simple Physiotherapy, we aim to provide a holistic treatment that encompasses both the specific issues you are facing and your overall health and wellbeing.


Working with other care professionals, overall wellbeing might be improved. This might include treatments from specialist colleagues that we work with, such as Mel Allan for massage & reflexology, and Fiona Hayers for your nutritional needs.


It is often said that prevention is better than cure, and a regular maintenance programme of physiotherapy and other associated therapies can be very beneficial in maintaining your mental and physical health and avoiding preventable injury. Each specialism we note above might be part of the care you need in your individual circumstances.  

Contact Us 

Whatever you need when it comes to pain, stress or wellbeing, talk to us about how you are feeling. We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs, tailored to your personal circumstances, through 2024 and beyond. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.

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