What Is Pain?

What is pain? The Oxford dictionary describes pain as an unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.

It’s the body’s alarm system to alert you that something is wrong, that there is actual or potential damage to the body.

dma Clinical Pilates

girl enjoying dma clinical pilates

Clinical Pilates is for everyone, especially if you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, or wanting to add something different to your exercise program. dmaCP is effective in treating a range of conditions including low back pain, osteoarthritis, pelvic floor issues, ACL injuries, spinal cord injuries, and autonomic dysfunction conditions such as Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypermobility, Central Sensitisation and many more.

Should I Be Using Heat or Ice for My Pain?

person using ice to treat an acute elbow injury

A very common question we often hear in our clinics is whether someone should be using heat or ice treatment to help manage pain.

The answer to that will always depend on the type of injury or pain, and how long it has been present for. It is very helpful to know which one to use, and it’s also important to understand what heat and ice do to your body when they are applied.