Chronic Pain Management Northern Beaches

The Fixio team are compassionate experts in managing difficult, complex and chronic presentations of pain. You’re in the right place.

What is chronic pain?

Pain is regarded as being “chronic” in nature when it does not go away and is experienced by a patient on most days of the week for at least 3 months. This is the medical definition of chronic. On the Northern Beaches, we at Fixio treat many patients who self define their pain as “chronic” because it is incredibly intense. We are experts at treating chronic pain; whether it is very painful, has been going on for a long time or both! 

Here are some facts about chronic pain: 

  • 1 in 5 Australians suffer from chronic pain 
  • The leading cause of chronic pain is reported to be injury, commonly from playing sport, car accidents, home accidents and work accidents. 
  • Most people (>60%) with chronic pain report that their pain interferes with their daily activities. 
  • It interferes with a person’s sleep patterns, their sexual activity, their ability to work and conduct daily activities 
  • It can cause emotional distress and lead to serious mental health problems, including depression. 

Chronic pain is treated by traditional practitioners with a low success rate. There are multiple considerations that need to be taken into account when treating someone with chronic pain and the answer doesn’t have to be long term medication, injections or surgery! 

Do you want to take less medication and prevent injections and surgery?

Medication alone is not the most effective way to treat chronic pain.   

It is best managed using a combination of different approaches. The combination may include pain-relief medication, but must include: 

 

  • Strength and conditioning of your body 
  • Mobility training 
  • Encouragement to do challenging tasks 
  • A supportive environment and team 
  • Mindful ativities 
  • Education around stress reduction  

At Fixio our core measures for improvement are based around strength, flexibility and capacity for doing activities that are meaningful to you. 

We have found in supporting people in chronic pain over the past decade that the “use it or lose it” principle plays a large role in your activity levels. If you are less active over time, due to your pain, you may start to lose muscle mass, flexibility, and strength. With less use your body finds it more difficult to carry out regular daily activities. 

THE NORTHERN BEACHES MOST TRUSTED SPORTS INJURY AND PAIN CLINIC

Lloyd Padilla
Lloyd Padilla
2024-05-10
Jaeme and Dan are top-notch physios! Their expertise and approachability made my experience exceptionally positive. They efficiently addressed my years-long neck and back pain with personalized care and clear guidance. The office facility is also impressively equipped. Highly recommend them for effective treatment in a comfortable setting.
Heather Grigg
Heather Grigg
2024-05-10
Have just started with Dan following a nasty fall and fracture to shoulder. Feel very positive, Dan has explained every process along the way and I feel very comfortable with my treatment plan. The other members of the team are super friendly and always acknowledge me on arrival and make me feel welcome
Holly Rose
Holly Rose
2024-05-08
Had a great experience with Jackson! I came in with shoulder and ankle issues and the goal to start up my running again and Jackson gave me all the right tips to get back on track and living pain free! Very grateful for all of his work!
ryan searle
ryan searle
2024-05-02
Ruptured Achilles (99%) - non surgical approach. Dom and the team were great. 6 months in and the leg is as good as the other. Could not recommend Dom more highly.
TheMeet9
TheMeet9
2024-04-16
Thank you Dan for helping solve my back pain. A true champion in providing wholistic care and extremely knowledgeable in his management plans.
Jennifer Wearne
Jennifer Wearne
2024-04-15
I started seeing Hayden for a lower back injury with an inflamed disk (Things you do in the gym!!!). After only 8 weeks and some great planning by Hayden and the team I went from not being able to move to being back in the gym and back to doing what I love! I am lifting more now than I was before my injury and generally feeling great. The attention to detail and knowledge the team have is amazing and I could not be happier with the results. For me it has not just been a fix of my back but a foundational learning experience, teaching me how to move, lift and self heal when I need to. Hands down, these guys are THE BEST Physio team on the Northern Beaches!
Clancy Millis
Clancy Millis
2024-04-11
Great service when attending to my back injury. physio Dominic was understanding, considerate, amiable and most importantly affective. highly recommend
Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart
2024-04-04
Hayden did a great job fixing my back. I would highly recommend seeing him. I had severe lower back pain to the point where I was considering surgery. Hayden guided me through the ups and downs, with honesty and empathy, and applying the best up-to-date methods my back made a full recovery.
Dan Wallis-Smith
Dan Wallis-Smith
2024-04-01
Been seeing Hayden for 6 months now and he’s guided me to fixing lower back and knee problems I’ve been having for years. He set out a program and what it would cost in the first consultation and has followed through, providing great knowledge and guidance along the way.

How do I know I’m in good hands?

Our clinic director, Damien, had chronic pain for 7 years. After a car accident at 17 he was left with constant, day-in day-out low back pain. It severely affected his life, unable to play sport as he wished or participate in activities with his friends.  

He experienced the frustration of seeing multiple different practitioners and being told different diagnoses. Yet through perseverence, research and some mindset shifts, Damien once again became painfree and can participate fully in life fully. 

The approach that he used to become painfree has been taught to the Fixio team. They are all well versed in the steady pace that it requires to break free from the pain cycle. You will feel it after your first sessio with us, that you are in the right place to get results. 

 If you would like to speak to Damien about his experience and hear his story, he’d love to speak with you. Call us on 8964 4086 and ask for a call back. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have multiple practitioners who are experts at helping people with chronic pain states. Damien and Hayden have specifically trained in this area. Dan is also excellent with rehabilitation of chronic low back pain as someone who had low back surgery at a young age. 

In the early phases of rehabilitating from chronic pain, all of your corrective exercises can be completed from the comfort of your own home. As you build strength and confidence we can progress you into our in house pilates studio. If you wish to return to the gym or to sport, we can write a program that facilitates this. 

With both personal experience as well as study, the Fixio team have become the go-to practice for treating chronic pain. We regularly treat other medical practitioners such as specialists, chiropractors and other physiotherapists. 

We get it. We’ve been there. We’ve felt the fear of another attack or the lingering pain after doing certain activities. And we’ve also helped hundreds of people just like you. Give us a call to put your mind at ease. 

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