What can we do about pain?

What can we do about pain?

  1. Learn about pain: read (David Butler, Patrick Wall, Ronald Melzack, Lorimer Moseley), search the web (aptei.ca, bettermovement.org), talk to professionals!
  1. Become aware of your body:

– sometimes tissues repair but associated protective patterns may not, and that may be creating the persisting pain. Have you developed protective, but harmful, movement patterns? Are there areas of tension, tightness, weakness, compensation, that are not allowing your body to function normally as it once did?

– some tissues don’t repair as well as we would want, so have you learned how to stabilize, support, mobilize, or strengthen the area to make it as healthy as possible?

  1. Understand that disc bulges, diagnosis of arthritis, DDD, tendon tears, are a normal part of ageing processes and that 90% of people with no pain will have at least one of these findings. It takes away a lot of fear of those nasty reports.
  1. Learn to breathe and be mindful.
  1. Sleep well, eat well, and drink lots of water.
  1. Become more active, especially in the outdoors, and have fun/hobby in your life to take focus off of your pain.
  1. Become aware of emotional and physical stressors and change those that you can.
  1. Be hopeful. The brain, spinal cord, nerves, and tissues are constantly changing. The brain is always looking for more information. Adding new movements and exercises that are painfree helps with new patterns of movement and decreases painful avoidance patterns, and increase blood flow to help heal tissues.  It is never too late for change.
  1. Set goals, have something to strive for!

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Does what you eat affect how you feel?

By Dave Lee, Physiotherapist

Is there a connection between what you eat and your pain?

Well here is a potential answer. An in depth look at gut bacteria and its anatomical/physiological connection to the nervous system and the brain.

A “Gut” Feeling: How What You Eat May Affect Your Perception of Pain


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Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

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ONE TO ONE WELLNESS CENTRE
1535 Dresden Row
Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

Phone: (902) 425‑3775

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Creating Headroom

Is your exercise program – or lack thereof – building up or tearing down physiological headroom? How about what you eat?

What do I mean by physiological headroom? I mean the ability to restore organ capacity. I mean stimulating anabolic growth in your body rather than enduring catabolic destruction. I mean cleaning up your diet to reduce chronic inflammation and decrease the likelihood of developing a chronic disease.

Exercise is the correct balance of challenge and rest, stimulating your body to adapt and grow without exposing yourself to unsustainable risks that will eventually thwart your progress. Demanding muscular work stimulates positive changes in all of your body’s systems. The muscular system is far more important than many think and it is one of the most readily adaptable systems in the body. As such, strengthening this system is essential for building up physiological reserve.

Maintaining muscle and eating nutrient-rich, anti-inflammatory foods are the best insurance for a healthy future. And it’s never too late to start.


1535 Dresden Row
Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

Monday - Friday9:00am - 8:00pmSaturday9:00am - 4:00pm

ONE TO ONE WELLNESS CENTRE
1535 Dresden Row
Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

Phone: (902) 425‑3775

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