Examination and pain analysis

In order to help you affect and alleviate your difficulties, I want to be able to create a clear picture of the background and causes of your difficulties, and of how the difficulties affect you in your everyday life. I do this, during our first meeting, by interviewing you and conducting a thorough clinical examination.

It is possible that after interviewing and carefully examining to arrive at a clear diagnosis. However, when it comes to pain rehabilitation and physiotherapy, diagnoses are of secondary importance. Your direct experience of your body and health, and how you can use your body in your everyday life, is of greater importance.


Guidance in self-help

The human body strives to function in balance and stability, and we have many different conscious and subconscious feedback systems that in various ways support the return to balance when disturbed. It is important that we give the body, mind and nervous system suitable conditions for a sustainable balance, and this is something that I can help you with.

In most conditions including pain, there is a lot we can do on our own so that we can begin to feel more comfortable and thrive in our bodies. It can for instance, involve training in body awareness and ergonomic awareness, general or adapted training or movement, rest and relaxation, presence training or a combination of these.

I can guide you in what you can do on your own to create good conditions for healing and recovery.


Manual therapy

Manual therapy is an "umbrella concept" which implies passive forms of treatment where I as a therapist use my hands and/or my body to influence how you experience painful sensations, mobility and/or functional ability.

Examples of manual therapies I use are manipulation or mobilization techniques for joints, back and neck, and manipulation or mobilization techniques aimed at for example, tendons and tendon attachments, ligaments, nerve structures and muscle tissue.

Whether I use manual therapy techniques or not, and which technique(s) I use, depends on several different factors. Manual therapy techniques can in a positive sense affect how you experience your body, but in many cases it is not the most suitable choice of care and therefore is not something I use automatically.


Pain management

The experience of painful sensations often evokes secondary stress and secondary suffering in the form of both physically, mentally and emotionally challenging processes. We have to meet and deal with these secondary challenges in one way or another., Iin addition to facing the primary painful sensations we carry, as well as other possible challenges of everyday life.

Pain management is often a learning process that includes both internal and external transformative processes, so that we can approach a more harmonious and balanced everyday life with a sufficient recovery. I can help you in your pain management process.


Stress management

Sensations in the body that we experience as unpleasant often evoke some type of secondary stress response. A stress response can manifest in the form of physical sensations and experiences, mental reactions or emotional processes, but most often occur in a combination and mixture of these.

Pain as an unpleasant bodily experience often evokes stress and aversion, and the limitations that pain can lead to also cause stress and resistance over time. It is important to take care of secondary internal stress, especially in long-term pain conditions, to support a good overall recovery and everyday balance, and to maintain a good quality of life even though pain may be part of everyday life.

A stress response is completely normal and very important for us to be able to handle and master the challenges and obligations of life. However, if we do not get the recovery we need from stressors, there is a great risk that destructive stress patterns can develop and, over time begin to negatively affect our health and quality of life.

Prolonged internal and/or external stress with insufficient recovery tends to affect a variety of bodily systems and the "pain system" is one of these. Stress and insufficient recovery have a direct impact on how we experience our bodies and can lead to our pain systems becoming more sensitive, our "pain threshold" drops, so to speak.

Pain management and stress management often go hand in hand, and in physiotherapy we also evaluate together whether there is a need to involve stress management strategies together with other measures to achieve the best possible results.

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Rehabilitation after injury

The human body and nervous system have an amazing ability to recover from injury or overload. However, it is important that we give the body the conditions it needs for us to be able to recover in the way we wish. It can e.g. involve rehabilitative movement and/or exercise, rest, rehabilitative treatment or adapted load or a combination of these. I can help you move in your recovery process after e.g. an injury or overload.


Rehabilitation after surgery

After an operation procedure, there always involves a tissue trauma from which the body wants to heal. The human body's healing ability after surgery is very good and the nervous system has a fantastic ability to adapt to new circumstances inside the body.

However, the healing and adaptation of the body and nervous system after an operation can often be optimized and strengthened through adapted movement, exercise, rest and load, and sometimes manual treatment can positively affect healing and recovery. I can help you in your post-surgery recovery process.