Persistent Pain Physiotherapist Milsons Point

Pain is multifactorial; related to physical, lifestyle, emotional and physiological factors. It affects everyone at some stage of their life and can be debilitating. There are holistic ways to manage pain, teaching you ways to heal yourself using the combination of Physio and Yoga therapy.

Have you had pain for more than a few months? 

Have you tried many different treatments with no lasting or minimal relief?

The combination of treatment approaches  available at Physio Therapy Yoga in Crows Nest NSW can provide you with tools to heal. 

Combining evidence-based Physiotherapy and Yoga Therapy, with exercise therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and breathing practices can help teach you ways to heal from your pain. 

Have you been exercising to manage your pain, however, it has given you little relief. There are many benefits to exercise and it works for many…however

You need to balance strength with relaxation for pain relief! 

Many of my clients have spent years strengthening their bodies, esp their ‘core’ and gluteals (and there are varied ideas of what this is). They had minimal pain relief… until they were taught to relax specific muscles. 

There are methods, specific to your condition, for relaxing and stretching. Your individual needs are assessed.

Two methods for releasing chronically tight specific muscles include neuromuscular retraining and Yoga Therapy.

Some of your muscles never let go, they are always on (they “grip”), especially when experiencing stress or overuse. They may have gripped as you fell over, or had a car accident..and it can have happened years ago. Yes, the body stores up those patterns. If muscles stay tense they alter how you move and ultimately cause pain.

Releasing tight muscles can give pain relief, and then you can start to strengthen correctly. 

Common types or causes of Persistent Pain;

1. Musculoskeletal or Nociceptive pain 

  • Tissue injury
  • Habitual stiffness in deep muscles and the inability to relax these muscles -described above
  • Neuropathic Pain – caused when there is irritation of nerves – burning, cold, tingly, pins and needles, itching etc. The nerves are sending signals to the brain so the sensations often feel “weird”. These symptoms can be treated non-invasively using physiotherapy techniques. 

2. Neuropathic pain may occur when nerves are:

  • compressed by tight tissues (fascia)
  • irritated by chemicals such as inflammation (local or systemic)
  • overstretched eg hypermobility 
  • affected by poor circulation
  • entrapped – not able to slide and glide.

3. Referred pain

Referred pain is felt away from the source of the pain. Sciatica is common and caused by irritation of nerves either from the lower back, or the buttock.

Entrapped nerves may cause this type of pain or trigger points within tight muscles. 

    4. Underlying health conditions

    Underlying health conditions such as cancer, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, visceral (gut_ disorders, autoimmune disorders cause persistent pain

    5. Arthritis

     Osteoarthritis (stiff joints) or rheumatoid (inflamed joints). 

    6. TMJ or Jaw pain

    Associated with the joint, nerves and muscles of the head, neck, mouth or teeth.- see page on TMJ pain

    7. Headache and migraine

    Read more about headache and migrane pain, causes and treatments on our Headaches Info Page here

    8. Visceral pain

    Emanating from the restrictions from the fascia (connective tissue) around internal organs


    Find the cause of your pain!

    Be assessed fully from head to toes, including the effect of your lifestyle, stressors, quality of sleep and inflammation. Be treated with an Integrated Therapeutic Approach.

    Utilise the many modalities available here at Physio Therapy Yoga in Crows Nest, NSW.

    See our Approaches to treatment and Services available

    Yoga Therapy

    Yoga Therapy has tools to use the mind to heal the body and use the body to calm the mind. The mind and body are one.

    Yoga teaches you how to find a state of psychological stability and composure undisturbed by experience of, or exposure to, emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause you to lose the balance of your mind.

    Let's get to the bottom of your pain

    A-J combines evidence-based knowledge with clinical experience with a holistic biopsychosocial approach to treat persistent pain that has not responded to traditional treatments.