THE CHRONIC PAIN METHOD
Providing solutions for chronic pain management
We know that living with chronic pain can be hard. It can impact your ability to do daily activities, your work, sleep, personal relationships and social life. Chronic pain can also lead to other physical problems and increase your risk for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
But with the right treatment and support from a team of health practitioners who understand chronic pain you can learn to manage it effectively.
While you’re probably great at treating musculoskeletal pain, you may find it difficult to treat chronic pain. This can result in these patients leaving your practice because they aren’t seeing any results, and you’re left feeling frustrated because you can’t help them.
But The Chronic Pain Method changes all that. We focus on training you in chronic pain management, so you can combine this knowledge with your physiotherapy skills. We then connect you with psychotherapists so you can work together to provide better, more effective treatments for your chronic pain patients.
We also continue to support our physiotherapists by providing staff training and a system you can easily integrate into your practice.
Chronic pain: a common problem for many people
Chronic pain is very common in Australia. Around 1 in 5 people over the age of 45 live with persistent, ongoing pain that interferes with their daily life. Chronic pain can vary from mild to severe and may result from injury, surgery, musculoskeletal issues or other medical conditions.
Unfortunately, chronic pain is a complex condition caused by biological, psychological and social factors. That means effective chronic pain management needs to address all these factors and requires a multidisciplinary approach. This is where psychotherapy comes in.
The benefits of physical therapy and psychotherapy
Many people with pain initially seek the help of a physiotherapist. While physiotherapists are trained in relieving pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, the causes of chronic pain are more than just physical.
Research shows that psychotherapy is one of the most effective tools in chronic pain management. Learning about pain, understanding thoughts and emotions, and learning how to manage these can help people cope more effectively with their pain, and may also reduce the intensity of pain.
Evidence shows that those who use psychological treatments as part of their pain management plan experience a reduction in their pain, along with improvements in their physical functioning and emotional wellbeing. Psychological treatment also reduces the need for opioid medications which are often prescribed by practitioners, despite evidence that they provide little long-term benefit.
The Chronic Pain Method is a treatment model where physiotherapists and psychotherapists work together to develop a seamless, individual treatment plan, designed to effectively manage chronic pain.
why choose the chronic pain method?
We take pain seriously
We believe that all pain is real, even if no health condition can be diagnosed. We are here to help and support you.
All our treatments are based on the latest scientific evidence in chronic pain management.
Experienced, accredited practitioners
All our practitioners are highly experienced in the area of chronic pain and are fully accredited and registered with Ahpra (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
Physiotherapists and psychotherapists work closely together to manage each case, ensuring that treatment for patients is streamlined.
The Chronic Pain Method provides ongoing support for practitioners, and supports patients through their treatment
A complete system that helps patients get the treatment they need, and allows practitioners to grow their business.
CHRONIC PAIN IS REAL
At The Chronic Pain Method, we understand that chronic pain is real, even if there is no obvious cause for pain. We take pain seriously and are committed to delivering chronic pain management solutions that help practitioners and patients.
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