This is a free program for people who have been living with chronic pain for six
months or more. It will help you learn how to manage your pain and improve your
overall function. It does not promise to eliminate pain. The focus is on
self-management through education and access to members of our Inter
Professional Team: Active Living Consultant, Behavioural Change Specialist,
Pharmacist, Registered Nurse and Physician.
The program will support you to reach your goals related to active living,
coping strategies, medication, stress reduction and other self-management
techniques, through one-on-one appointments and group education classes. These
include activity pacing, medication use, relaxation techniques, sleep hygiene
and stress management.
You will first need a referral from a member of your primary healthcare team,
after which you will be asked to attend the Explain Pain group orientation
session. After committing to taking an active role in the three to six month
program, you will attend a one-on-one intake appointment. This is when you will
create a personalized plan, setting out group classes and individual
appointments for you to attend.