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Chronic Pain Treatment

Evidence-based treatments to help relieve chronic pain

Chronic Pain Treatment

Evidence-based treatments to help relieve chronic pain

We take pain seriously

At The Chronic Pain Method, we take pain seriously. When you say you’re in pain, we believe you, even if there is no physical diagnosis that can explain your pain.

We understand that chronic pain is complex and influenced by many factors, and when it comes to managing it, a ‘one-size-fits all’ approach doesn’t work. Our interdisciplinary team of health professionals will work together to develop an individualised treatment plan to help you meet your goals.

We take pain seriously for patients

Non-pharmaceutical pain management

While pain medication does have a place in providing relief from chronic pain, experts agree that it should not be the first line of treatment.

Instead, research shows the best approach to managing chronic pain is a multidisciplinary approach that combines physical therapies, lifestyle changes and psychotherapy. The Chronic Pain Method is based on these recommendations and involves focusing on the non-pharmaceutical pain management strategies of physical therapy and psychotherapy, to help you effectively manage your pain.

Evidence backed treatment for patients

Evidence-backed treatment

All treatments are based on the latest scientific evidence in chronic pain managements. Our course content also follows best-practice, and evidence-based recommendations for chronic pain management.

All our physotherapists and psychotherapists are trained specifically to work with chronic pain. They also have access to ongoing support and the latest up-to-date information regarding the latest discoveries in the science of chronic pain relief and management.

Streamlined treatment

We understand that one of the barriers in seeking a team of health practitioners to help you manage your pain is the need for you to continue repeating your story.

The onus is often on you to understand all aspects of your treatment plan and your progress, and to be able to effectively share this with other practitioners involved in your treatment. We agree – this is exhausting and makes living with chronic pain even more difficult.

At The Chronic Pain Method, once you give your permission for the psychotherapist and physiotherapist to share information about your case, you will never have to repeat your story again. You can be assured that each practitioner will be across all details of your treatment plan and progress, so you can focus on managing your chronic pain, instead of managing communication between practitioners.

Testimonials

Both my Physiotherapist and the Psychotherapist at the clinic have made me feel incredibly supported and heard.

This is different from many of the practitioners I have visited in the past, who did not make me feel heard or like my symptoms/feelings/experiences were valid.  The practitioners at CPM have been nothing but supportive and show genuine care and consideration to what you have to say.

I was nervous but also excited to commit to something that felt real. Up until that point I had managed fibromyalgia and chronic pain in a very isolated and haphazard way. I was looking forward to working with a team of people who I could lean on for their expertise and guidance.

The biggest benefit I have received is a combination of feeling understood and feeling like I have support around me. That has allowed me to feel safe, to open up to both practitioners and become curious about my health and mindset. Prior to the program, exploring how I felt both physically and mentally felt terrifying and “too much”. But with their support and patience, I feel empowered to be more aware of my body and how I feel.

Ella, 28 years

CPM is a complete program which has had considerable effort, structure and refinement put into it.

It encompasses not just the core modals of treatment but also relates them to one another, creating a more complimentary treatment. It looks at the underlying factors, deep inside the mind and nervous system that underpins everything that we are, rather than addressing symptoms or physical/mechanical elements.

Knowing that programs such as this exist is a form of relief just by itself. Chronic pain can be debilitating, it impedes your life and so often reduces you to feeling and living like a subset of your true self.

Since engaging in the program, I have shifted from a life of fear, pain, and limitation to a life of hope, adventure and fun. I am enjoying weekends away camping and hiking and have an overall improved sense of peace and happiness. I saw my body before as being a restriction whereas I now see it as an enabler; a tool which (provided I honor and provide what it needs) can do more than I believed it could.

Mike, 47 years

FAQs

Can I choose my physiotherapist?

Yes, when you book an appointment, you will be able to select a physio who is registered with The Chronic Pain Method.

 

What if I don’t want to see a psychotherapist? Can I still see physiotherapist?

Yes. All physiotherapists with The Chronic Pain Method are trained in managing chronic pain. However, research shows that the best results for chronic pain management are achieved when combining manual treatments with psychotherapy treatments.

What if I don’t like the practitioners I’m matched to?

Feeling comfortable with your practitioners is vital for you to learn to manage your chronic pain. If for some reason, you feel uncomfortable with your physiotherapist, or your psychotherapist, we can arrange for you to see another one.

What kind of treatment will I have?

Because all chronic pain is different, your treatment plan will be individualised to your own needs. Treatment will be based on the latest scientific evidence in chronic pain management and will involve physical therapy (physiotherapy) and a range of psychotherapies. Your practitioners will be able to advise you on the right treatment.

Are my details kept private?

Yes. You must give permission for your details to be shared between practitioners and you can withdraw this permission at any time. However, doing so may compromise the effectiveness of your treatment.

We take privacy and security seriously. We respect your privacy and take all steps to protect your personal information. Read more about our Privacy Policy.

 

How do the physios work with the therapists?

Your physiotherapist and psychotherapist will meet regularly to discuss your case. They each bring their specific knowledge and expertise in managing chronic pain so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

Book your appoinment

If you are ready to start with The Chronic Pain Method make a booking

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