Good well-being could be at your own fingertips. Often self help therapies can make a big difference. There are so many different ways you can help look after yourself, these range from increasing your exercise to being outdoors and perhaps hobbies that you enjoy or you could take up a new hobby. There are also more holistic approaches you can take, whether that’s hypnotherapy, acupuncture or massage to name a few. Some of the different ways you can help your overall well-being are listed below.
Promoting the benefits of complementary therapy and aiming to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.
If you suffer from chronic pain, The Pain Association Scotland is a national charity that delivers professionally led pain management in the community. The service is delivered through a growing network of self-management groups throughout Scotland and Wales. The groups meet in a variety of urban and rural settings in Hospitals, Community Centres and Health Clinics.
All activities focus on following a Standard Programme of self-management/ pain management topics. Each topic is delivered in a way that makes it possible for individuals to interact and contribute and make sense of pain management. Self-management means you being back in control, not the pain controlling you. The ideas on offer are about becoming a person again rather than a patient.
You do not need a referral from your doctor or other health/ social welfare professional. Simply go along and you will be made to feel welcome. For more information and details of meetings in your area please go to www.painassociation.com, or contact their Head Office on 0800 7836059.
For anyone outwith Scotland and Wales, please ask your Pain Clinic about local Pain Management Groups and also check out our Amputation Info section for some helpful tips on the stump and phantom limb pain.
Run by one of our troopers, Debbie McQuat, Power of Ability Hypnosis specializes in direct action therapy. They use cutting edge NLP and Hypnotherapy to make a difference. Find out more here.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. It can be used for many things including pain management.
The Disability Foundation offers complementary therapies to disabled people (including children), anyone suffering from a chronic health issue or medical condition, as well as those involved in their care (paid/unpaid carers and NHS staff).
It is available for a range of conditions rather than a single disability/health issue.
Before you have any treatment at TDF you become a member and sign a code of conduct form. Membership costs £20 a year for anyone with a disability and £25 for non disabled.
The treatments are held at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, Middlesex.
Daily Training Made Easy
Exercises for leg prosthetic users:
The Fitness for Amputees app includes a range of easy-to-follow exercises specifically designed by experienced physiotherapists at Ottobock for people with a unilateral leg amputation. Over 25,000 amputees around the world use the app for targeted physical fitness and increasing their strength. As a result, the Fitness for Amputees App is now available in 11 different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese, Italian and Russian.
Exercises from the Stretch & Relax module:
- improve flexibility
- help the muscles to relax
- and promote a faster regeneration after working out
Combined with the Strength & Endurance and Coordination & Balance modules, the app now offers a holistic training programme.
Download the free Fitness for Amputees app now from the app stores and take your daily fitness programme to the next level.
Find out more here.