Chronic pain management

Information for Patients

Marelle uses a health coaching model, which involves collaboration with you! When you have had pain for a long time, chances are you have a pretty good idea about what works and what doesn't. Although physiotherapists know a fair bit about pain, you are the expert in your own life and pain and your input will be very valuable.

A thorough initial examination (which will take up to an hour) will probably involve:

  • lots of questions
  • input from you
  • some questionnaires to find out the impact of pain on your life
  • a thorough physical examination

After the initial assessment, we will come up with a list of options to best treat your pain problem.

Sometimes traditional hands on treatment is indicated, and sometimes not. In many cases of long standing pain, a more active approach may be required. Therapy will focus on strategies to make small, lasting changes over time.