Pain and pain management is complex. Employees with a strong understanding of pain experience more positive recovery, return to work and pre injury duties outcomes. Empowering employees with pain understanding can also benefit workplaces by minimising fear avoidance at work and contribute to a reduction in absenteeism.
We understand there are no short cuts with rehabilitation and that most injuries heal as well as they can in 3-6 months but it can’t replace the strength, fitness and flexibility lost during recovery – it is up to the individual to work on that through graded activity, an understanding of pain, a positive mindset and strategies to have better pain management.
Words such as degeneration, disc bulge and slipped disc can frighten and confuse employees facing rehabilitation. There is good evidence that pathological tendons and muscles can tolerate loads, especially when you gradually increase the loads on them. Our positive, empowering workshops promote the adage “the only way to get back to normal is by doing normal things”.