WHAT IS PAIN REHABILITATION?
At Tutoris Pirkanmaa Specialist Rehabilitation, pain rehabilitation services are based on information gained from examinations, plus years of experience. Pain rehabilitation is suitable for people who suffer from acute and chronic pain, the causes of which have yet to be determined.
Prolonged pain weakens people’s work- and functional capacity, as well as their social relationships. It is worthwhile to try to stop the pain cycle by seeking treatment as soon as possible. Pain rehabilitation is often a long process requiring patience from both clients and care experts alike.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES THIS REHABILITATION HAVE?
The aim of pain rehabilitation can be to eliminate the factor(s) causing pain, or to ease a patient’s pain so as to allow the patient to live as normal a life as possible, without the pain controlling his/her life. Pain rehabilitation patients also receive tools for managing their own pain.
HOW DO I ACCESS PAIN REHABILITATION SERVICES?
Pain rehabilitation services can be accessed through a referral from a doctor, either paying one’s own way or using a voucher paid for by KELA, an insurance company, one’s employer, or one’s municipality of residence.
WHAT DOES THIS REHABILITATION SERVICE INVOLVE?
An essential aspect of pain rehabilitation is to recognise and define what is causing the pain, through interviews and initial examinations in which the mechanisms of the pain are identified. After this, we map out ways to address the symptoms, utilising various different therapeutic methods. Pain rehabilitation uses the competence of various different experts. At Pirkanmaa Specialist Rehabilitation, the rehabilitation is implemented by pain physiotherapists with a background in this area, specialists in psychophysical physiotherapy, and occupational therapists.
Methods used in the rehabilitation process include e.g.
- learning methods for pain management
- Graded motor imagery (GMI) exercises, including e.g. game therapy
- manual techniques
- functional exercises
- psychophysical physiotherapy
- device-aided physical treatments
- skin-based sensory training
- Kinesio taping
We utilise the most recent research knowledge regarding pain treatment, and our staff updates their knowledge on a regular basis via trainings. Pain treatment requires the client to take an active approach to rehabilitation. There is also an important mental aspect to the rehabilitation process.