The pain rehabilitation team is a group of professionals, including Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Nurses with specialist skills to help you manage your pain and everyday activities better. Persistent pain is pain that continues for more than three months. It can be disabling and frustrating, and can affect your relationships with family, friends and work colleagues. In our experience people who learn to manage their persistent pain in a better way find their quality of life improves.
We work with people within groups, based on teaching and practising skills to improve quality of life with pain, and one to one work. If this is considered an option after your initial assessment you will be given an opt in form to return, if you feel it would be helpful.
The groups we run are the pain management programme, body reprogramming tier 3 group and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) group. The ACT group is run by psychology and the others are multi-disciplinary. There are body reprogramming groups at tier 2 that run in the community.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Please don’t take our word for it, this is what some of our recent pain management graduates thought about their experience.