Pain management is more than relief from discomfort. Chronic pain is also strongly correlated with depression and is a significant factor in workforce efficiency. Olavi is an advisor for government health initiatives that deal with chronic pain.
Successful rehabilitation means the effective management of long term pain due to injury and the treatment of chronic conditions such as Epicondylitis (tennis/golfer's elbow) and Osteoarthritis.
In some cases, Olavi administers BOTOX® injections to treat chronic pain in the neck or lower spine. BOTOX® injections ease chronic pain and can restore joint mobility in affected regions.
Olavi has spent more than 30 years researching lumbar spine anatomy and is an expert in performing physiological manipulations of spinal articulations as a therapeutic intervention for lumbar pain and musculoskeletal disease.
Olavi also brings his broad rehabilitation experience to musculoskeletal degenerative conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Recently, Olavi has been collaborating in the development of new pharmaceutecal drugs that employ anti-NGF antibodies to treat Osteoarthritis.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles to stimulate nerve centres that can reduce pain perception. Olavi uses this technique as a focused treatment for minor chronic conditions.