Pain Management

Most people who visit Physiotherapists do so primarily because of pain. Depending on each hand pain imageindividual circumstance and how long ago the pain started will depend on the pain management advice and treatment we provide. When working with people who may present with pain we are sensitive to the discomfort this can cause. We aim to offer effective pain relieving treatments and advice with care and understanding. At times Physiotherapy may be uncomfortable especially when we are working on improving already painful and sore areas, but you will be encouraged to tell us how you are feeling during all treatments to promote maximum comfort at all times.

We often see people with different types of pain e.g. acute or chronic and we advise you speak to your GP or Pharmacist regarding appropriate pain medication to help give enough comfort for restoration of movement and function. Effective pain control can often really help effective Physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

At Ullswater Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic we can offer fast and convenient access to appointments particularly if you are struggling with pain.

Specific treatments for pain may include:
  • Protect, Rest, ice, compression, elevation (PRICE)
  • Heat pack
  • Pacing strategies
  • Exercise therapy / postural re-education
  • Mobilisation / traction / manipulation
  • Relaxation
  • Massage
  • TENS machine (loan free of charge for a trial period)

Please contact Mary the Physio for further assistance 07774056155 / email us at