Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? 

Chronic pain is generally defined as intermittent or persistent pain for three months or more. Studies have shown that nearly 30% of the population in Hong Kong have chronic pain problem.


Besides joint degeneration, another cause of chronic pain is a lack of exercise resulting in insufficient muscle strength and flexibility. Prolonged sitting or standing, sedentary or light activities such as using mobile phone or mouse of computer with incorrect posture or repetitive movement may also induce pain. Some people feel neuropathic pain due to reasons ranging from nerve pressure, nerve inflammation or diabetes.


The most common types of pain for the Hong Kong population are joint pain, neck or back pain, musculoskeletal pain and neuralgia.


Medication alone is usually unable to eliminate pain. To solve the problem, the cause must be identified first, then suitable professional devices and manual therapy applied to relieve pain and improve posture to prevent injuries. Some of the commonly used physiotherapy treatments for chronic pain include:

Manual Therapy

  • Myofascial Release
  • Spinal Manipulation

Effective for musculotendinous injury/degeneration and fibromyalgia

Interferential Therapy

Effective for promoting deeper tissue healing, reducing pain, inflammation & edema

Ultrasonic Therapy

Effective for breaking down adhesions & scar tissues, promoting local blood flow and soft tissue healing

Electromagnetic Field Stimulation

Effective for relaxing tight muscles, releasing joint blockage, enhancing fracture healing, improving blood circulation and fast pain relief. 

Shock Wave Therapy

Effective for pro-inflammatory analgesia, accelerating tissue repair and cell growth, stimulating capillary formation and dissolving calcified tissues.


Effective for pain relief, muscle relaxation and improving local blood flow.

Rehabilitation Exercises

Effective for correcting abnormal movement patterns and postures, strengthening the muscle to keep the good postures and endurance.

Interferential Therapy
Interferential Therapy
Ultrasonic Therapy
Ultrasonic Therapy

Other Targeted Service Users

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)


Spinal Cord Injury

Parkinson’s Disease


Traumatic Brain Injury

Developmental disorders and physical disabilities

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