Ph: (02) 4229 9555
Suite 6, 25 Victoria St, Wollongong NSW 2500

Chronic Pain Management

“One in five Australians live with chronic pain. Yet chronic pain remains one of the least understood and poorly resourced areas of healthcare. More than 80 percent of people with chronic pain are missing out on treatment that could improve their health and quality of life*”

Our programs aim to integrate the latest evidence into practice specific to the management of persistent or chronic pain. We focus on educating our clients about the physiology of pain and provide practical tools and strategies on how to work with and approach pain providing a plan of reintroduction to meaningful activities. Education is coupled with graded exercise therapy which is a structured plan of exercise and activity getting our clients moving at a comfortable level and gradually increasing activity overtime working towards achieving return to meaningful activities (including ADL’s, social, leisure, housework, work etc).

Our clients take an active role in their recovery; we aim to improve our clients self-management of pain, movement confidence, activity tolerance and capacity to engage in meaningful activities.

Programs are suitable for individuals with chronic lower back, neck, upper limb, trunk, lower limb or widespread pain including complex regional pain syndrome.

Services can be accessed;

  • as a private patient (health fund rebates may apply) or
  • via a GP Medicare care plan referral (for up to 5 consultations if considered appropriate).

http://www.painaustralia.org.au/about-us/who-we-are.html

 

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