Marianne McKenzie

BSc Physio (Wits)

A physiotherapist’s role in chronic a pain management goes beyond just relieving pressure points and muscle spasm.

Mrs McKensie can assist with Graded motor imagery, a technique used for phantom limb pain, chronic regional pain syndrome and lower back pain.

Gradual exercise exposure is used for patients who have developed a fear of movement because their pain has become severe and unmanageable.

Core strengthening and realignment for patients whose chronic pain has resulted in muscle imbalances.

Deep breathing as a technique for vagal nerve stimulation to decrease the sympathetic response which drives pain.

Gentle stretching exercises which is one of the primary treatment strategies for fibromyalgia.