Pacing


  • Finding the right intensity of activities and exercises is difficult when you have chronic pain.
  • Identifying what you can do that does not cause a delayed response is even more difficult.

Normally it is fairly easy to tell when we have done too much and over loaded our body. With a short recovery, things quickly return to normal, our baseline activity does not change and the point of over load stays the same.

Normal Activity and Baseline

Normal Activity and Baseline

Chronic Pain

With Chronic Pain, the bodys tolerance for overloading deteriorates alongside deteriorating levels of fitness. Baseline activity  also declines, with a more sedentary approach to back pain.

Pacing is all about predicting what you can manage to do without any adverse when performing the activity. AND predicting what you can manage to perform without delayed effects the day or two after the activity.

Breaking up activities into small manageable parts, to avoid over load of force or repetition.

 

Increasing Overload

Increasing Overload