Posts Tagged ‘Pain’

Chronic pain awareness growing as a disease in its own right

October 23rd, 2009 1 comment

There is a move on by chronic pain experts to have it recognised as a disease in its own right. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald quotes Professor Michael Cousins saying…”Chronic pain, which affects one in five people and costs the economy about $34.4 billion a year, is the third-most expensive health problem in Australia but most sufferers were still seen as malingerers or drug seekers by general practitioners and busy emergency department staff“.

Chronic pain treatment is rated as very poor within the health system. While there is so much bad news about the treatment of chronic pain, Lifestyle Therapies recently launched a guaranteed service for sufferers. The intention behind the guarantee is to offer chronic pain sufferers one week to assess the treatment from key practitioners such as principal physiotherapist Dianne Hermans. Dianne has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and has presented and lectured around the world on treating complex and chronic pain conditions with modalities such as Q magnets.

Click here for more details on the guarantee.

Click here to learn what type of treatment you would expect to receive as part of the guaranteed service.

Removing the barrier of pain and helping people reach their potential.

September 3rd, 2009 No comments

Pain can be a thorn in the flesh that is a blessing in disguise, but often it’s a barrier to reaching one’s potential. Whether it clouds the mind as a distraction or simply wears one down physically, pain can and usually does hinder performance. We were blessed to be able to help Father David Cox fulfil his passion and be a blessing to those in his care. Here is a letter from Father David, Anglican Minister at St Pauls, Cleveland.

Letter from Father David Cox