"Tame Your Pain"
Here's how we can bring balance back to your life
Join Our Pain Biology Education Group
When pain goes on for a long time, it can change a person's life. Someone who is living with persistent pain may go out and do less, may think "I'll never be able to do the things I really want to do" and may feel very worried and depressed. Scientists have discovered that a person's thoughts, feelings and actions will effect pain production.
Where there is no identifiable cause, persistent pain is the combination of potential nervous system changes promoting ongoing pain production despite healing and how we might be making sense of and responding to these changes.
Our aim is to improve your functioning whilst reducing your pain. Our group education facilitators have a deep understanding of how persistent pain can affect your daily life. We have worked both individually and together, within the Northern Tasmanian community including Launceston and regional and rural areas whilst delivering outreach programs.
We are all committed to keeping up to date with the latest research into pain neuroscience. This means we are able to offer the most current information during our pain group programs.
Our program is responsive and able to cater for small numbers, creating a more intimate and non threatening environment with no lengthy wait lists. You can feel confident in participating and having your views heard.
We encourage you to bring significant others to some of the sessions. This can help to demystify and share information and strategies that you will be taught. It will also make it easier to apply your new learning at home.
Participants will attend a 4-week group pain education program utilising neuroscience, cognitive-behavioural and motivational interviewing principles. The program consists of a weekly 2.5 hour session.
Our educational content will draw heavily from the research and development of the NOI (Neuro Orthopaedic Institute) Group based in Adelaide who are among the movers and shakers of pain science and education for health advocates.
Groups are conducted at various times throughout the year. To find out when the next group will be running please call our helpful admin team on 63344766 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need a referral from my doctor or specialist to attend the Pain Group Program?
If you are suffering Persistent Pain due to a work related injury or as a result of a Motor vehicle accident you will need to obtain a referral to the program from your GP.
If you are a Private patient you do not need a referral to the program from your GP however we encourage our clients to discuss participation in the program with their GP so that we can better formulate a comprehensive management program which keeps all of your treating practitioners in the loop.
How long is the Pain Group Program and what should I expect?
The Pain Education group runs for 4 weeks. Prior to commencing you will be contacted and asked to complete any necessary paperwork.
At the end of the 4 weeks a report may be compiled for your referring GP, Specialist, Case Manager or Rehabilitation Provider as to your progress and any further recommendations.
What conditions are appropriate for someone to attend?
There are many conditions that can contribute to someone developing a persistent pain condition.
Below are just a few of the more common ones.
Your Pain Educators
"Knowledge is the key to unlocking your ability to tackle your pain effectively and offers hope for a way forward "
Lil is an occupational therapist with demonstrated experience in pain biology education and persistent pain management assistance, based on biopsychosocial formulations of pain and neuro-immune science. Lil believes pain is treatable. With Lil's extensive experience as a mental health service provider, patients are empowered through self awareness, education and skill development, to navigate the recovery journey. Lil has a Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) from the University of Sydney.
"Understanding the brain and nervous system removes some of the fear around persistent pain which can stop people reaching their goals "
Tanushka understands the importance of encouraging life balance and wellbeing throughout the rehabilitation journey. She believes that treating persistent pain requires more than just a focus on an injury or painful area of the body. Tanushka implements Pilates, breath and postural awareness during exercise to encourage her patients to achieve success in reaching their meaningful activity goals. Tanushka is a local pain educator with the NOI Group's Pain Revolution
"Being able to change the way you think and feel is possible and not as hard as you might believe "
Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health and health psychology. Vanessa's work focusses on the promotion and development of strategies to enhance quality of life and our ability to live life to the fullest. Her wholistic approach is based on a current neuroscientific understanding of the treatment and management of persisting pain. Vanessa also enjoys using her experience to encourage and mentor new psychologists in the field. She is a member of the Australian Pain Society and the International Assocaition for the Study of Pain.
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