Yes, you are right, anyone can give you an exercise or movement, or tell you what not to do, to help you with an injury or cranky body part. Even Google... ;)
What is the difference?
The difference is where they will give you an exercise/movement/stretch to address a muscle or joint issue, when it comes to persistent pain that has been there for more than 3 months, you should be looking at the bigger picture of pain.
The picture that includes your sleep, your stress triggers, your breath, how you think and view your own body and movement.
Having a more specialized background in looking at the bigger picture of persistent pain, gives me a unique perspective on how to help you.
It isn't just about the right exercise or movement, it is about what you've been told in the past, your experience so far, what your goals are, and how many aspects of your life are contributing to your pain experience.
The image below shows the contributing factors to lower back pain (LBP). It is extensive and not to be overlooked when dealing with persistent pain.
If you've been going to treatments/physical therapy and you are not experiencing lasting positive change after 3-5 appointments, it may be time to try something new.
If you experience feeling better after a passive treatment, the best thing to do is use that time to build movement and strength in an active phase.
Are you ready to learn more and live better?