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Date issued:  April 2024 

For review: April 2026

Ref: Ref: B-445/LW/AD/Pain management/i can v4

PDF:  i can final April 2024 v4.pdf [pdf] 155KB

Pain can have a huge impact on our lives and experiences. These websites provide evidenced based information about pain management.

Movement and posture

Pain can affect how we move and our confidence in movement, as well as how we hold ourselves.  Movement is good medicine for the mind and body. It encourages our naturally produced “feel good” pain relieving Endorphins to be released. (Endorphins are a group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system). 

Physiotherapy advice for maintaining strength as we age.

Never too late: Physiotherapy advice for maintaining strength as we age

Love activity, hate exercise

The pain toolkit

Elder Tree Plymouth Tel:01752 227447

Pain and mood

Living alongside persistent pain can affect our mood, our thoughts and our behaviour. For more information about the impact of pain on emotional wellbeing you may find the links below helpful.

NHS Mindfulness

NHS Mental Health

NHS Ways to manage chronic pain

NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression  

Remember: It is important to gain support if you are experiencing difficulties with mood, from friends, family and health care professionals.


  • Mindfulness is an ancient eastern practice.
  • Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment. 
  • We are often so busy worrying about the future or going over what has happened in the past, that we forget to pay attention to what is happening right now, the ‘present moment’. 
  • Mindfulness helps us to notice thoughts, physical sensations, sights, sounds, tastes and smells, lots of things that we might not normally notice. Mindfulness can allow us to notice what we are experiencing, without judgment. 

You can access free mindfulness audio tracks online

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness audio downloads

Therapies and medication

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