What is the condition?

Chronic pain is pain that has persisted for more than three months. It can be anywhere in the body and can start from a serious injury or something quite insignificant. There does not need to be any evidence to prove it exists. It won’t necessarily show up on any imaging or blood tests. It is a real condition but more often than not is successfully treated by a multi-disciplinary or holistic approach. There are some common conditions such as Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Chronic Lower Back Pain amongst many others.

How do we treat chronic pain?


Your Physio will have a chat with you about your condition.  They will take a medical history, review your symptoms and may do various tests and measures to ensure they have a good understanding of your issue.    They will then formulate a plan to best treat you. 

Treatment of symptoms:

Your Physio will assist you with coping strategies, both physical and psychological. Your treatment will consist of education and understanding partnered with exercises for strength, range, coordination and balance. Your Physio may liaise with your ‘team’ and direct you to other health practitioners who can help you better understand your condition and improve your everyday activities.
Your treatment may involve a multi-disciplinary team which may include your local GP, a pain specialist, physiotherapist, psychologist and an exercise physiologist. This list is a sample and many other health practitioners may be involved.


Treatments Available:

Here is some additional information about conditions we treat.

Rehab Exercise

Rehab exercise is aimed at strengthening, restoring function and decreasing pain after an injury/illness or surgery. Surgeons will often have specific exercise guidelines which they want you to follow after surgery. Your physio will guide and monitor your exercise programmes

Advice and Education

Your Physio plays a key role in helping you understand your condition. They will also advise you on making changes to your lifestyle and surroundings to allow you to live your best life.

Staff spotlight: Av Kumar

Whether he’s working with his high performance sporting team or his regular patients Av is dedicated to providing treatment that helps everyone achieve their personalised goals. Av tailors programs to maximise their health, comfort and abilities.

How is Clinical Pilates different?

Pilates has long been regarded for improving core strength. The benefits gained from practising pilates are numerous including improved flexibility & mobility, posture, balance, bone density and many more.   At EBR Physio our Physios combine their in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology which is utilised in Clinical Pilates.  This may include a combination of mat, fit-ball, foam roller, Pilates reformer and trapeze exercises. Unlike a regular Pilates class where participants all do the same program, Clinical Pilates provides a more individualised approach to your treatment and goals.