Programs4Pain

Queensland & Northern NSW

Programs4Pain is an interdisciplinary group based in QLD and Northern NSW specialising in pain management and rehabilitation for those suffering from complex, musculoskeletal injuries and persistent pain presentations.

We offer multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation programs in group and individualised formats incorporating Pain Education, Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Rehabilitation and Graded Exposure principles.

Our Pain Consultancy Service includes rapid collaboration with leading Pain Physicians, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Rehabilitation Physicians to provide patients and other stakeholders with a cohesive, integrated team approach for best outcomes.


Team


Dr Graham Rice
Dr Kym Boon
Drew Singleton
Donna McCook
Greg Stewart
Joel McPhee
Asa Kenworthy
Johnny Tawhara
Jonathan O’Dwyer
Leanne Casey
 

Programs


Programs4Pain are education intensive group and individualised interventions based around developing "tool box" strategies for clients to manage their pain whilst sensibly increasing their functional levels. Group options range from introductory 3 day Functional or Cognitive-Behavioural Education, to our intensive 6 day Integrated Pain Rehabilitation program. Clients options also include individualised pain management programs, tailored around their normal activities of daily living.
 

Programs


Programs4Pain are education intensive group and individualised interventions based around developing "tool box" strategies for clients to manage their pain whilst sensibly increasing their functional levels. Group options range from introductory 3 day Functional or Cognitive-Behavioural Education, to our intensive 6 day Integrated Pain Rehabilitation program. Clients options also include individualised pain management programs, tailored around their normal activities of daily living.

Exercise


Physio4Pain programs encompass our exercise rehabilitation services for activities specific to the client, and based on graded exposure principles. Program options often include a progressive variety of exercises which enables patients (regardless of their current capacity) to commence building on their functional levels.

These may include hydrotherapy, home-based exercises, Clinical Pilates, resistance based/gym exercises, and more specific work-related lift and load training.

Mindset


Psychology4Pain involves individual or small group interventions incorporating pain management principles of acceptance, committment, and cognitive-behavioural therapies to assist development of one's emotions, behaviours and attitudes towards pain.

This may include dealing with factors such as:

Thoughts:


  • Intrusive memories and images of the event
  • I can’t hope
  • I don’t want to think about it, too distressing
  • The world is an unsafe place
  • How / why did this happen?
  • What if it happens again?
  • I nearly died
  • Thoughts of not wanting to live

Behaviours:


  • Avoiding people, places, objects that remind you of the trauma
  • Not able to go to work
  • Withdraw from people
  • Increased drinking or drug use
  • Gambling to escape reality
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Self-harm
  • Constantly on the lookout for danger

Feelings:


  • Anxiousness and fear
  • Depression and sadness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Disconnected
  • Numb – feel nothing at all

Physical:


  • Tired and fatigued
  • Restless and can’t relax
  • Heart racing
  • Sweating
  • Panic attacks

When to get help?

If these feelings persist for several weeks or more after the event and you feel stuck with constant anxiety and a sense of pending danger, you may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it is highly recommended that you visit your GP and seek a referral to an experienced trauma counsellor.

Treatment for same includes:


  • Emotional support and self-care skills
  • Problem-solving around immediate issues e.g., living arrangements, return to work, relationship issues
  • Psycho-education on trauma and its effects on the brain and body
  • Relaxation and coping skills to manage feelings of anxiousness
  • Skills to manage the reliving of the trauma through nightmares and flashbacks
  • Processing thoughts, feelings and the meaning of the trauma
  • Connecting with supports and asking for help if needed
  • Sometimes, but not always, talking through the traumatic event as it happened.
  • Facing your fears and places avoided with the support of your therapist

The following short video clip was develped by the GP Access and the Hunter Integrated Pain Service NSW to help simplify pain management education for those individuals suffering from persistent pain and their relevant support networks.

Lifestyle


Modifying your lifestyle will be necessary when initially developing and refining your pain management tools, and this doesn't mean simply adopting ergonomic and manual handling principles.

Development of pacing strategies either through forward-planning or reflection is esssential when thinking about how to undertake normal activities of daily living, within the realms of your pain levels.

Consideration and review of one's diet, alcohol/smoking intake, and medication regime may also be apporpriate to discuss with your healthcare professionals. This will ensure all adjuncts are complimentary and not conflicting to the desired goal of improved function for pain sufferers.




Support services in the community for Pain Management can be accessed through our affiliated organisations:


Lifestyle


Modifying your lifestyle will be necessary when initially developing and refining your pain management tools, and this doesn't mean simply adopting ergonomic and manual handling principles.

Development of pacing strategies either through forward-planning or reflection is esssential when thinking about how to undertake normal activities of daily living, within the realms of your pain levels.

Consideration and review of one's diet, alcohol/smoking intake, and medication regime may also be apporpriate to discuss with your healthcare professionals. This will ensure all adjuncts are complimentary and not conflicting to the desired goal of improved function for pain sufferers.




Support services in the community for Pain Management can be accessed through our affiliated organisations:

1300 012 273
email us


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