Chronic pain is the swept under the rug pandemic. Recent stats show it effects 1 in 5 Australian's over the age of 45, and it can be catastrophic.
We find that chronic pain patents are often a bit lost. With their unusual or unchanging pain presentations, they can slip through the cracks of the healthcare system; because unfortunately for them, the system is broken.
There are healthcare professionals giving people misleading advice, which can worsen the problem. There are others who simply don’t have enough training to know what to do, and more still who simply put you in the too hard basket.
That is why we created Hunter Allied Care, to bring Physiotherapy, Psychology and Dietetics together, and offer a holistic approach to pain management.
If you suffer from chronic pain, we suggest you start with a Physiotherapy appointment, to go through a thorough physical assessment, share your story, find some answers, and determine the best steps forward from there (which may or may not include Psychology or Dietetics).