The Pain Management Program
The HammondCare Greenwich Hospital Pain Program is designed to help people with chronic non-cancer pain and is run by our physiotherapist, clinical psychologist and pain medicine specialist.
Participants attend eight weekly sessions of three hours each session.
The program is designed to:
- Reduce pain
- Improve physical function and activity levels
- Improve mood
- Build independence and confidence in managing pain
- Help re-engage in activities that increase satisfaction and enjoyment of life
What to expect
To achieve these outcomes, the pain program provides information and skills training including:
- Exploring how pain works and how we can control it
- Relaxation techniques (muscle relaxation and deep breathing)
- Stretching and other exercises to increase flexibility
- Building strength and fitness through graded activity and exercises
- Meditation techniques that reduce pain and improve the way we think and feel
- Partnerships (identifying and using resources that build confidence and independence)
- Life engagement (identifying, planning and engaging in activities that increase enjoyment of life.
Following the program, there will be several follow up sessions over the next three months to help reinforce and fine tune the skills learned during the program. The Pain Book contains the skills learned in the pain program and has been written by members of the Pain Clinic team and is used in the program. The Pain Book is available for purchase through HammondCare Media, in bookshops or online booksellers.
HammondCare Greenwich Hospital
PO Box 5084
Greenwich NSW 2065
P (02) 8788 3958
F (02) 9903 8269