12 Session Chronic Pain Management Group

Below are a few points about how we approach chronic pain management in this group:

  • Working with a care team made up of a variety of difference health care professionals
  • Using a group-based treatment that emphasizes physical activity, goal setting and education to improve function and quality of life
  • Planning for a time-limited and goal-oriented team approach

Who would benefit from this group?

  • Adults (19 years of age and older) who are living with chronic pain that is affecting their quality of life and function
  • People who are looking to set goals, become more physically active and actively learn non-pharmacological strategies to manage their pain

Your care team

Your care team will include a variety of health care professionals. This may include:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist

What to expect

  • Groups of up to 10 people who are living with chronic pain
  • Education and strategies to manage chronic pain from a compassionate and experienced multi-disciplinary team
  • Session is 12 weeks in duration and takes place one morning or afternoon each week
  • Access to community based resources
  • Active participation in the group towards the goals you have set

What not to expect

  • Diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your pain
  • Support group discussion about non-pain related stressors
  • Elimination of pain by the end of the session

Goals of this group

  • To improve your understanding of chronic pain management
  • To set personal goals 
  • Learn how to move safely
  • Practice coping and relaxation
  • Apply the new skills you have learned