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the chronic pain method

Unsure how to treat chronic pain?

Get the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage chronic pain in your patients.

Frustrated you can’t help patients who suffer from chronic pain?

Confused about the best way to treat your chronic pain patients?

Sick of patients leaving your practice because you can’t help them?

Want to be known as an authority on chronic pain management?

We can help.

The Chronic Pain Method pain management course will give you all the skills, knowledge and tools you need to effectively treat your chronic pain patients, so they keep coming back to you.

COURSE STARTS 8TH FEBRUARY 2024

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Limited spots

Limited spots available

We are only offering limited spots for the first cohort of students
at a never-to-be-repeated first-time price.

Once these spots are gone, we will happily add you to our waitlist for our next intake.

Chronic pain is growing health problem in Australia.

 

We need more practitioners who are trained in chronic pain management.

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Easily integrate into your practice

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Ongoing support

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Training for your support staff

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Monthly mastermind classes

The Course Structure

Modules 1 to 4:

4 consecutive face-to-face learning days

Module 1 - Introduction to Chronic Pain

Module 1:

Introduction to Chronic Pain

• Understanding CP
• The signs of CP
• Identifying red flags and when to refer out

Module 2 - Application of knowledge in a clinical setting

Module 2:

Application of knowledge in a clinical setting

• Subjective assessment
• Pattern recognition
• Objective assessment
• Refining clinical reasoning
• Treatment planning

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Module 3:

Treating and Planning with confidence

• Implementing the treatment
• Assessing the effectiveness
• Alternative pathways
• When to ask for help
• Case study

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Module 4:

Working in an interdisciplinary context

• Lines of communication
• Responsibility
• Role clarity

Modules 5 to 8:

Online learning for you and your team

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Module 5:

Systems and procedures

• Integrating CPM into your practice
• Appointment ladder and pacing
• Engaging the CPM support team and practitioners

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Module 6:

Effective sales

• How to feel comfortable with sales without being salesy
• Compete on value not price
• The importance of the whole team jumping onboard and techniques to make it work

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Module 7:

Practice flow

• Meetings: from format to execution
• Accountability – we make it fun

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Module 8:

Communication

• Techniques and exercises for effective communication in 3 key areas
• Leadership skills
• Role responsibilities

Modules 9 to 12:

4 consecutive face-to-face learning days

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Module 9:

A holistic perspective of pain

• Dominant paradigm
• Medical model
• Holistic approach

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Module 10:

Trauma recognition and response

• Nervous system
• Explore current best practice guidelines around trauma
• Trauma treatment relevant for body workers

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Module 11:

When might psychotherapy be helpful?

• Introduce the relationship between physiological therapy and psychotherapy for chronic pain sufferers.

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Module 12:

Introduction to Psychotherapy and it’s application to chronic pain

Details coming soon as we develop the course 

Become a leader in chronic pain management without studying for another degree

Treating chronic pain isn’t easy.

It involves practitioners who understand the nature of chronic pain and who can provide evidence-based solutions.

Research shows that combining physical therapies, lifestyle changes and psychotherapy leads to better outcomes in chronic pain patients.

But how can you learn about all of this when you’re running a busy physiotherapy practice?

And even if you could, how can you implement it all without the proper systems?

That’s where we help.

The Chronic Pain Method training course draws upon the latest scientific evidence in chronic pain management. It teaches you all you need to know about chronic pain, effective treatment strategies and how to work with a psychotherapist to best help your patients.

Plus, we teach you how to easily integrate this treatment model into your practice, and provide all the ongoing support you need, so you can focus on treating your patients.

In short, we help you become a leader in your field without you having to study another degree.

Become a leader in chronic pain management without studying for another degree

Learn how to treat chronic pain and help more patients

Around 3.2 million people in Australia currently live with chronic pain that interferes with their daily life. Due to an ageing population, this figure is expected to rise to 5.2 million by 2050.

Many people with chronic pain initially seek the help of a physiotherapist like yourself. While you’ve been trained in relieving pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain is much more complicated.

Unless you understand the nature of chronic pain, and the best way to treat it, there’s only so much you can do for your patients. Eventually, they end up leaving your practice and you end up feeling frustrated and disappointed.

At The Chronic Pain Method, we train you in effective chronic pain management so you can help more of your patients and improve your patient retention rate.

Build a reputation as a practitioner who can help chronic pain patients and grow your practice.

Our Trainers

Ashleigh Power

Ashleigh Power

Ashleigh (CM PACFA) is a psychotherapist and educator with 30 years experience in the counselling practice and education sectors.

She is the Founder and CEO of The Relational Institute Australia and holds Master level qualifications in Psychotherapy through a holistic and trauma informed lens.

Ashleigh brings substantial experience in working with clients in a body focused way, supporting the intersection of the psychological focus of the CPM model.

Faraz Majlessi

Faraz Majlessi

Faraz is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and clinical educator. He completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2021.

As one of the initial therapists to work with patients in the clinical trials for The Chronic Pain Method he has played a pivotal role in the development of the program.

Presently Faraz is an educator and supervisor for the program, sharing his knowledge and expertise with both patients and practitioners.

Janet Gavrily

Janet Gavrily

Founder and creator of The Chronic Pain Method, Janet has over 25 years’ experience in business development, especially focusing on empowering practice owners to achieve business expansion. With a proven track record, she guides and inspires, enabling allied health professionals to reach their full potential.

With a specialisation in support staff training and development, her course modules focus on cultivating high performance teams.

Her skills lie not only in fostering growth but also ensuring seamless implementation of new systems and strategies, ensuring every team member is aligned towards a shared goal.

Corey Iskenderian

Corey BSc (Hons), BSc Human Anatomy, Master PDTR and NKT Practitioner.  He is a consultant and clinical advisor to CPM and the owner and principal Physiotherapist at New Body Physiotherapy.

He will always hold the distinction of being the inaugural adopter of The Chronic Pain Method. With the first trials being run within his practice, he witnessed first hand the success of the method, with his team and associates all being adept in the system.

Corey has extensive knowledge and experience in working with individuals battling chronic pain. He is the inspiration for the creation of CPM and has been an invaluable member of the education team.

Who is it for?

The Chronic Pain Method training course is for physiotherapists who:

  • Want to stand out in the crowded market and differentiate themselves from other physiotherapists
  • Want to be known for their skills in treating chronic pain
  • Are willing to work with a psychotherapist to deliver effective treatments to their patients
  • Are ready to invest in building their skill sets
  • Are open to personal growth
  • Want their support staff to receive additional training and learn how to integrate new programs into their practice
  • Want to become a leader or supervisor in chronic pain management in the future
  • Want effective marketing done for them
  • Want to become part of a community where they receive mentoring, supervision, and masterclasses
Who is it for?

Who is it not for?

This pain management course is not for physiotherapists who:

  • Are only interested in musculoskeletal cases
  • Prefer to concentrate on treating acute injuries
  • Are uncomfortable when patients express emotions around their chronic pain
  • Do not want to learn skills on how to address a patient when there is no longer a mechanical explanation for the pain
  • Are not willing to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Would prefer to refer patients out to a therapist for emotional support
  • Who have a full practice and do not want to diversify with another stream of new patients

Benefits you can expect

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Build your reputation and practice

Build your reputation as a physiotherapist who is skilled in chronic pain management and attract new patients to your practice.

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Help more chronic pain patients

Learn about the complex nature of chronic pain, gain knowledge and skills, and feel fulfilled that you can help your patients who suffer from chronic pain.

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Improve patient retention

Help your patients effectively manage their pain so they will stay with you, instead of leaving your practice searching for another pain management solution.

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Bring more patients to your practice

As a physiotherapist who understands the nature of chronic pain and uses best-practice approaches in treating it, you’ll naturally attract new patients to your practice.

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Market your practice more effectively

With chronic pain management skills, you’ll be able to market your practice more effectively and stand out from the more generic marketing messages of other physiotherapists.

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Ongoing support with systems and processes

The Chronic Pain Method can be easily integrated into your current practice, and you’ll be given ongoing support and resources to help you in your day-to-day operations.

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A community of like-minded professionals

As a participant of the course, you’ll automatically become a member of our exclusive hub where you’ll be able to network with and learn from other like-minded health professionals.

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Ongoing learning, masterclasses and more

Membership to our hub includes ongoing learning opportunities through monthly masterclasses and invited speakers, so you can continue to upskill and learn new ways of treating your patients and marketing your practice.

Sound good?

I am no longer in ‘no-man’s land’ when it comes to the holistic care of my patients. Prior to training as a Chronic Pain Method therapist, I referred my patients to a mental health therapist and was excluded from the case.

Now, I’m no longer scared of patient emotions, and I get to work with a psychotherapist who values my expertise and input.

What’s included?

  • 8 face-to-face learning modules to teach you specific skills in chronic pain management methods, and how to effectively engage with your patients
  • Training on how to work with a psychotherapist to deliver the best results for your patients
  • A live patient treatment demonstration
  • Access to the Chronic Pain Method systems and processes including online bookings of new patients that come through the Chronic Pain Method marketing funnel
  • Training on how to seamlessly implement our systems and processes into your practice
  • A Facebook support group with other Chronic Pain Method practitioners
  • Ongoing support, supervision and mentorship from the Chronic Pain Method practitioner mentors, and supervisors to assist with your case load
  • Support and training for your support staff to help you integrate these systems and processes into your practice
  • Regular case study meetings where actual patient cases are discussed, and Chronic Pain Method supervisors will provide mentoring
  • Administrative support if you currently don’t have support staff in your practice
  • Matching you with a psychotherapist trained in The Chronic Pain Method so you can provide the best interdisciplinary treatment for your patients
  • Membership to The Chronic Pain Method Hub which includes a ‘find a practitioner near me’ online booking function

The course includes teaching from trained Physiotherapy and Psychotherapy school lecturers.

You will learn new skills in identifying and working with trauma and how to address, speak to and manage patient emotional output. The course will also provide you with life skills and the opportunity to grow as a person and as a practitioner.

You’ll also receive 12 months membership to The Chronic Pain Method Hub where you’ll get:

Membership Online Community
Membership Mentoring
Membership Monthly Masterclasses
Membership Mentoring
Membership monthly marketing content
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Membership Monthly Masterclasses
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Why we developed The Chronic Pain Method

The Chronic Pain Method was born out of a desire to combine the benefits of physiotherapy with psychotherapy to provide better chronic pain solutions.

Most physiotherapists have a hard time treating chronic pain because they are trained in manual treatment. But chronic pain is more than physical; it’s emotional and psychosocial which means manual treatment on its own isn’t an effective long-term strategy.

And because people with chronic pain only experience limited benefit from physio treatment, they usually leave the practice, still in pain, and the physiotherapist is left feeling disappointed and frustrated they couldn’t help their patient.

But then we learned about one physiotherapist who combined physiotherapy treatment with psychotherapy to treat his chronic pain patients. Not only was he able to deliver effective treatment strategies to his patients, but they kept coming back because they noticed a difference in how they were feeling.

The only problem was, he couldn’t take on any more patients, as his appointment schedule was full. It was also difficult to scale his business because the way he worked was unique to him and impossible to teach other physiotherapists.

We realised that to effectively treat patients with chronic pain we needed to combine both emotional and mechanical treatment strategies, which involved two therapists. But for patients to get the best results these therapists had to work transparently together.

In other words, physiotherapists needed to be trained in emotional support and psychotherapists needed to be trained to work in a transparent treatment model.

So, we developed The Chronic Pain Method – a training program for both physiotherapists and psychotherapists.

And because we know how difficult it is to integrate such a model into a practice –we created a system for this as well – which is also included in the course.

Why we developed The Chronic Pain Method

Accreditations

We are proud to partner with

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The Relational Institute Australia

Provides quality, accredited training in counselling and psychotherapy focusing on skill development for the emerging practitioner. TRIA has developed a bespoke course for CPM

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Consultant and Mentor

Working especially with clinics in the Allied Health space, supporting owners and their teams to find their strengths and grow their business from the front desk to high end strategy.

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Host Practice

The first practice to integrate The Chronic Pain Method and train all staff in the treatment and systems. The practice has been physically set up to accommodate both Physiotherapy and Psychotherapy modality under one roof. Please feel free to drop in and have a look at the space.

Testimonials and Results

Wondering what others say about The Chronic Pain Method?

 

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

A Case Study

Pathway to mastery: A case study of progress from a Physiotherapy student to a successful Chronic Pain Practitioner and educator

Early career choices:

Q: What drew you to the field of Physiotherapy?
A: I initially wanted to become a doctor however didn’t get the marks needed for the course. I chose physiotherapy as an alternative pathway to get into medicine later. I thought physiotherapy was the closest to being a doctor.
The reason I got into health overall is the desire to help others.

Undergraduate Degree Experience:

Q: How did you find your time studying for your degree?
A: I didn’t mind studying at all and enjoyed the subjects I was good at. I never really thought about the notion of enjoying the degree as I wanted to transfer over to medicine after 2 years. However, at the end of my second year I decided that I would stay with physiotherapy because I didn’t like the idea of another 7 years of study without a break and earning money started to feel like an important necessity!

Expectations vs Reality:

Q: After your first year of working in the field, did the industry match your expectations?
A: I didn’t have too many expectations when I started working in the field. I was aware that the industry was divided into three main areas: hospitals, aged care, and private practice. My preference was always private practice due to its potential for growth and greater professional autonomy compared to public healthcare. After one year of working in private practice, I found the diversity of patient presentations and interactions with people from various backgrounds to be quite enjoyable.

Career journey to date:

Q: Could you share your professional journey so far without naming employers?
A: Certainly, I have worked in three different practices:

Practice 1: I worked at this practice as a physio assistant, and they offered me a job after I graduated. The job was in 2 different locations (Sydney and another 1.5 hours’ drive away from home). I chose this job as they offered me a good salary, good opportunity for clinical growth and the opportunity to learn the business side of physiotherapy. I was working 4 days a week at this practice, which was attractive as I could spend some time on exploring other areas of interest.

Practice 2: I was at my second place of employment for 2 years; this practice was similar to the first place but they had the addition of a gym attached to the clinic. There were many perks available to me in this role, namely:  being close to home, paying for our travel to Melbourne for professional development, having doctors and surgeons coming in and providing a lecture for us and contributing 50% of the fee of a master’s degree if you chose to complete one. The reason I chose this clinic was mostly due to professional and business development opportunities. I also liked working in a gym setting and having access to equipment. 

I left because I felt that their professional development was only based on their philosophy of physiotherapy which was too one dimensional for where my interests were heading at this stage of my own professional development.

Practice 3: I have been at the third practice since 2019. I settled on this role because I felt it was a great place to support me on my journey of professional development.

Master’s Degree:

Q: Why did you decide to pursue a master’s degree?
A: I realised that my professional development was stagnating, and I was becoming too comfortable and   losing my ability to critically and logically problem solve when it came to patient presentations. I attributed this to:

  • Being too confident with treating and my own abilities
  • Not being stimulated by the therapists around me  
  • I didn’t like not understanding why some patients don’t respond to treatment

This led me to sign up for masters despite the initial criticism of not needing it to excel in private practice.

Career Highlights:

Q: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
A: This would have to be teaching and fulfilling my initial goal of helping people

Q: Lowlight?
A: Remuneration does not reflect the hours of work put in. Close minded nature of medical professionals/stakeholders involved in patient care to collaborate and understand that working together is better than working alone.

Let’s talk about Chronic Pain:

Q: What sparked your interest in working in the chronic pain space?
A: With my goal of wanting to help people, I found that people suffering with chronic pain don’t get the same attention as people with acute or subacute injuries. Physiotherapy is thought to be all about sports people, but it is far from this. I want to be part of the movement to change this notion and to help as many people as I can, both practitioners and patients.

Q: Do you believe in the future of Chronic Pain treatments?
A: Yes, I firmly believe that with a commitment to improving our understanding of assessment and treatment approaches, progress in the field of chronic pain treatment is attainable. An open-minded approach, with a focus on understanding each patient as an individual rather than following a rigid textbook protocol, is essential because patients often share valuable insights that textbooks cannot provide.

Guarantee

We offer lifetime access to course resources and ongoing support through our dedicated hub.

This means you can keep learning, access updated content, and receive continued support from our experts to enhance your practice.

An affordable investment

An affordable investment

You’re probably wondering how much this will cost.

But consider how much would it cost if you went back to university to study chronic pain?

How much would your practice suffer?

How much income would you lose?

How much are you losing now because you’re not able to help your patients with chronic pain?

The Chronic Pain Method will equip you to effectively treat patients suffering from chronic pain for a fraction of a university course and in a fraction of the time.

It’s time to invest in building your reputation in the physiotherapy field as a leader in chronic pain management.

Your Investment

There are options to choose from.
Simply choose the option that suits you best.

What’s Included in the First Cohort price:
We want to say Thank You for trusting us and being an early adopter of changing the way we treat chronic pain. 

• Never to be repeated price 

• Next cohort, price will go up by $500 (Early birds save $1000) 

• Lifetime member of The CPM Hub 

• All following cohort’s receive ONE year of complimentary membership to The CPM Hub; following that year there will be a monthly fee 

• Are you interested in jumping onboard and training as one of our supervisors? We will be recruiting from our initial cohort

Payment types accepted

Prices include GST.

Got a few questions before you buy? Get in touch.

NOTE: As this is the first time we are offering this course outside our host physiotherapy practice, the price above has been set at a never-to-be-repeated, low introductory offer.

Future courses will be priced at a higher fee.

Amazing Bonuses

Even though The Chronic Pain Method is a comprehensive pain management course, we also offer the following FREE bonuses.

FREE lifetime membership to The Chronic Pain Method Hub

For this intake only, you will receive lifetime membership to the hub, where you have access to ongoing support, resources, training and much more. Future courses will include membership for 12 months.

Become a Course Supervisor

All students on this intake will have the chance to be trained as a course supervisor for the next cohort of students.

Content Creation Workshop

You and your team will have access to an additional workshop for the creation of practice specific content creation. Easy to follow templates and done for you actionable steps to help your practice online awareness.

Preferred Provider

Once you have completed our course you will be listed on The Chronic Pain Method website as a preferred provider. Take advantage of our marketing program and attract new patients to your clinic.

Are you ready to become a leader in your industry for chronic pain management?

If you’re wondering if now is the right time to invest in your skills and practice, let us ask you a question? If not now, when?

The sooner you learn about effective chronic pain management solutions, the sooner you can treat your patients and build your reputation as a knowledgeable practitioner in the area of chronic pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question?

How long is the course?

The Chronic Pain Method training course is run over two 4-day blocks, with a 2-week break in the middle.

Who teaches the course?

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What kinds of techniques will you teach?

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What’s the benefit for patients?

Patients being treated under The Chronic Pain Method treatment module are more likely to experience positive results in managing their chronic pain.

This is because treatments are based on best-practice and scientific evidence in chronic pain management research. Patients also benefit by having a team of health practitioners who can discuss their case without them having to manage communication between individual practitioners.

How will this benefit my practice?

Increasing your skills and knowledge around physiotherapy for effective chronic pain management will build your reputation as a practitioner who is skilled in this area.

As the number of people suffering from chronic pain is expected to continue to increase, there will be more demand for physiotherapists who can help patients with complex chronic pain.

This will translate to being known in your industry as someone who can assist with chronic pain management, which will lead to increased patient bookings.

How can I integrate The Chronic Pain Method into my practice?

We offer ongoing support and training to you and your staff so you can seamlessly integrate these systems and processes into your practice.

And if you don’t have support staff in your practice, we provide the relevant administrative support to you.

Are the training modules recorded so I can access them later?

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What if I don’t like the therapist I’m paired with?

We believe that the best results occur when patients and practitioners feel comfortable with one another. If the patient is happy with the therapist, swapping to another person may compromise the treatment.

Of course, if you have serious concerns about the therapist you’re working with please contact us to discuss your concerns.

How will this help me market my practice?

When you’re known for a particular skill-set, it’s much easier to market yourself so you stand out from the crowd. Through our membership hub, you will also receive monthly marketing content such as blogs and social media posts to help you promote your practice.

What’s the difference between psychology and psychotherapy

Finally understand the science of chronic pain

Imagine being able to successfully treat your patients and provide relief for their chronic pain. With The Chronic Pain Method, you can.

The fine print

NOTE: As this is the first time we are offering this course outside our host physiotherapy practice, the price above has been set at a never-to-be-repeated, low introductory offer.

Future courses will be priced at a higher fee.

Prices include GST.

Your Investment

There are options to choose from.
Simply choose the option that suits you best.

What’s Included in the First Cohort price:
We want to say Thank You for trusting us and being an early adopter of changing the way we treat chronic pain 

• Never to be repeated price 

• Next cohort, price will go up by $500 (Early birds save $1000) 

• Lifetime member of The CPM Hub 

• All following cohort’s receive ONE year of complimentary membership to The CPM Hub; following that year there will be a monthly fee 

• Are you interested in jumping onboard and training as one of our supervisors? We will be recruiting from our initial cohort

Payment types accepted

Got a few questions before you buy? Get in touch.