Chronic and complex pain

Persistent pain...
Nerve pain...
Unexplained pain...
Complex pain...
Chronic pain...
Pain issues like this affect 1 in 5 Australians, and countless millions around the world.
If it's not you that is dealing with chronic pain, it is probably someone close to you. These problems are difficult to deal with, and in most cases there is not going to be a way to 'fix' the pain. However, there is a lot that can be done to improve the situation.

Education

Research has shown that if you understand more about how and why your brain and body are making you feel pain, you will manage the pain better, and often feel less pain too. Our great team of physios can help you understand your pain better, and can direct you towards great resources if you want to keep learning more.

Empowerment

Chronic pain can dominate your life, but with help you can start to make decisions that give you more and more control over your life, and over your pain. Work with the Flex Physio team to learn great strategies to help you improve the way you manage your pain, your activities and your life!

Exercise

General exercise for fitness and strength; specific exercises for the injured or painful part of your body. When introduced carefully and increased gradually, these things have been proven to help manage persistent pain problems.  Your Flex Physiotherapist will give you a structured exercise program to do at home or at the gym.

Passionate about pain management

Our team are all passionate about helping people with pain to manage it well, and to improve their quality of life.

Since 2015 we have been privileged to have Nina Smith-Birch on the physio team. She works most of the time as the Senior Physiotherapist for the Pain Management unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and has a Masters degree in Pain Management from Sydney University. She is a wealth of information, ideas, strategies and tools to help you overcome persistent pain problems as well as possible, and we are delighted to be able to offer her expertise to our patients on an as-needed consultation basis.

In addition our team includes PhD candidate Jay Tan, who has Masters degree training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a keen interest in complex pain problems.

If you live in Perth, call 9332 6422 to schedule an appointment with Jay or Nina in our Murdoch clinic. Our online Telehealth video service is available to all, though at present it is only an English-speaking service.  

EducationEducation
Education
Research has shown that if you understand more about how and why your brain and body are making you feel pain, you will manage the pain better, and often feel less pain too.
EmpowermentEmpowerment
Empowerment
Chronic pain can dominate your life, but with help you can start to make decisions that give you more and more control over your life, and over your pain.
ExerciseExercise
Exercise
General exercise for fitness and strength; specific exercises for the injured or painful part of your body. When introduced carefully and increased gradually, these things have been proven to help manage persistent pain problems.