Chronic Pain Management Program
The Stay Tuned Pain Management Program is 12 weeks in duration and will aim to:
- Improve the way you manage your pain
- Reduce your reliance on pain medication
- Assist you in returning to activities of daily living
- Improve your quality of life and your relationships
- Improve your mood and sleep patterns
Our team members are highly trained and work together as a team to provide the best support throughout the program.
We follow up on patients after the program with reviews after 1, 3 and 12 months. We continually collect data and review our own systems and procedures to ensure the highest quality program and best outcomes for our patients. At the completion of the program our team generates a comprehensive report for each patient. This will be forwarded to case managers and rehab
Before the program starts
The patient will be sent some questionnaires to help us complete a pre program psychometric analysis. This initial assessment will usually take place one week prior to the commencement of the 12 week program.
You will also be sent a copy of “Manage Your Pain” by Michael Nicholas et al. It will be a great help if you can read this prior to the commencement of your program or throughout.
Program Phases and Focus
At the start of the program the patient will undergo a physical, psychological and lifestyle management assessment and from these assessments, in conjunction with the patient, our team will develop specific outcome goals for the program. With our team, the patient will then collectively progress week by week through 12 weeks of education, functional re training, lifestyle management and empowerment.
We liaise closely with insurance companies, case managers, GP’s and/or pain specialist, and rehabilitation providers to ensure goals and progressions are appropriate and there is a shared focus on positive outcomes.
Phase 1 (Weeks 1 to 4) – Setting and understanding expectations, Goal setting, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy education, Skills training, Establishing Baseline Measures, Establishing Functional Tolerances.
Phase 2 (Weeks 5 to 8) – Breaking Barriers, Focus on Cognitive Therapy, Building greater
tolerances (exercise and work/life tolerances).
Phase 3 (Weeks 9 – 12) – Confidence building (physical and mental), Relapse Prevention,
managing flare ups, Progression post program, Self assurance, Functional introduction
If you would like more information on this program, please contact us.
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