Hurt doesn’t have to mean harm.
Taking Pain Education into a new paradigm. Freedom to Move educates, empowers and enables clients to regain control of pain and improve function.
Freedom to Move draws on the internationally recognised principles of ‘Explain Pain’ by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley (2003). It demystifies the pain experience through contemporary education principles about the biology of pain. In Freedom to Move, workers learn how sometimes input signals to the brain become ‘smudged’. The brain then sends back confused and dysfunctional pain messages. Armed with the knowledge that ‘hurt doesn’t mean harm’, workers regain control of pain and improve function.
Freedom to Move is an intensive one on one, non-invasive program that is delivered by a Physiotherapist over three, 1.5 hour sessions.
To ensure a tailored and targeted program is provided, a thorough history is obtained, including the worker’s understanding and beliefs about pain. The worker is then introduced to the biology of pain and the body’s response to injury. Tasks to complete at home will be provided to reinforce principles discussed, set the foundation for session 2 and promote thought and questions for the physiotherapist.
The second session centres on the principle that you can be ‘sore but safe’. The physiotherapist and worker engage in a narrative which presents the changes that occur within the spinal cord and brain in response to ongoing pain. The physiotherapist and worker also discuss how input signals from the body can become ‘smudged’ and reproduced as dysfunctional pain messages.
The final session focuses on the development of management strategies to increase function. The essential priciples of ‘Explain Pain’ are also revisited and summarised to cement the newly developed understanding of pain.
The Freedom to Move program will be supported by the provision of the ‘Explain Pain’ book by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley (2003).
For further information about Freedom to Move Pain Education please contact us via email using the link below, or telephone 08 8352 6344.