Pain Program

The aims of the program are to teach you self-treatment and management strategies that may help decrease the impact of pain on your quality of life. This will give you the confidence to engage with life in a more active and meaningful way.

The program begins with a comprehensive assessment, including collaborative goal setting, with your multi-disciplinary team including your pain rehabilitation specialist.

From there your program will be customised to meet your individual needs and goals. This may involve a combination of individual and group based sessions including:

  • Education about your pain system
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Medication and sleep education
  • Mindfulness training
  • Movement and posture re-education
  • Preparation for return to work / study / volunteer work
  • Retraining in everyday activities
  • Self-treatment / management strategies
  • Stress management techniques e.g. relaxation
  • Tai Chi
  • Graded exercise program

There are a number of programs available to accommodate your individual clinical needs. We can accommodate country and interstate patients wanting to participate in this program.

  • Day rehabilitation
  • Residential outpatient services for country or interstate patients
  • Inpatient services

On completion of the program we anticipate that you will achieve the following:

  • Increased participation in social, community and recreational activities
  • Improved self-treatment and management of your pain, using physical, practical and psychological strategies.
  • Improved knowledge of pain and how changes to your pain system influences your pain experience
  • Increased level of participation in everyday activities
  • Feel more in control of your pain
  • Improved ability to effectively manage a flare in your pain
  • Improved confidence in your physical abilities

If persistent pain starts impacting on your everyday life; affecting your sleep, your ability to complete domestic tasks and work, your mood, personal relationships and social / leisure activities, then participation in this pain rehabilitation program will be helpful.

Our program has a holistic, integrated multidisciplinary approach and involves a team of professionals, including:

  • Pain Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Further allied health services (social work, dietician) are available for further individual therapy as required.

To access this service:

Please Download and complete the attached referral form in consultation with your GP or treating specialist and fax to 9474 8956.

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