Pain Rehabilitation Service
What does pain assessment involve?
Our multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation team consists of:
- Pain Rehabilitation Care Coordinator
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- Pain and addiction specialist
Pain is complex and usually has multiple causes and contributing factors. Therefore over a period of weeks a comprehensive pain assessment will be undertaken by several members of our multidisciplinary team, you will then participate in pain education, stress management and engage in individual treatment sessions as required.
On completion of the assessments, the care coordinator and physiotherapist will discuss with you the main factors identified as contributing to your pain and work with you to develop a self management treatment plan.
After working through your management plan, we will review things with you. Although most chronic pain cannot be cured, most pain can be better managed.
The aim is for you to return to the care of your GP with a better understanding of your pain and more skills to manage it yourself.
“It was absolutely fantastic from day one”
“I had been in so much pain and not coping. James is marvelous – he’s so onto it and now I understand why things were happening” “with the exercises I do daily, together with the skills and strategies I’ve learnt, I’m in a really good place now.”
“I had been in a deep, dark hole, but now, with everything in my life, I’m about 85%!”
To be eligible for this service you should be:
- Aged over 18 years
- Experiencing chronic pain (longer than three months)
- Referred by a healthcare provider (GP, physiotherapist, practice nurse etc)
- Self referrals accepted
- Interested in how better to manage your pain
- Not in receipt of injury compensation (Workcover/ TAC)
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How to access the pain rehabilitation service?
Referred by a healthcare provider (GP, physiotherapist, practice nurse etc.) or self referrals accepted.
You will be contacted by our staff and booked in to attend one of our 90 minute ‘understanding pain’ sessions which explain what pain is and what treatment options are available through our service.
On completion of the ‘understanding pain’ session, you will be provided with a pain rehabilitation specific questionnaire. Once this is returned you will be booked in to our intake program with the pain rehabilitation coordinator.
Helpful resources for people with chronic pain:
Western Australia Health http://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/
Pain Australia http://www.painaustralia.org.au/consumers/what-is-pain.html