Yay! Finally a day just for us! Yes, the 8th September is World Physical Therapy day.
This year the theme is chronic pain and the day offers an opportunity for physiotherapists to raise awareness about the crucial contribution our profession makes in keeping people well and independent.
Chronic pain is a significant burden on global health with low back pain causing more disability than any other condition. An American Physical Therapy Association White Paper from 2018 described chronic pain as serving no biological purpose as it is not related to the threat of tissue damage and postulated that chronic pain could actually be considered a disease state which can persist for months or years!
Physiotherapy helps people with long term (chronic) pain develop the skills they need to manage their condition and exercise therapy is included in all guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain .
So, with that in mind and with World Physical Therapy Day just around the corner, watch this space! Over the coming weeks, your family physios at Tamborine Mt Physiotherapy will be announcing a newly developed program specifically for the management of Chronic Low Back Pain!
If this interests you, give us a call on 5545 0500. It’s our day, but we are giving the gift of reduced pain!