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Pain Management

Chronic pain treatment services

Our Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Pain Program (SIMP) utilizes outpatient treatment that is integrated, comprehensive, and evidence-based to help workers with non-malignant chronic pain return to work.

The goal of the program is to teach the client how to cultivate self-awareness, strategies to improve psychological well-being, and assist them in learning appropriate and effective self-management techniques.

Our chronic pain treatment program uses an interdisciplinary approach that includes physical activity and psycho-social interventions to provide coping strategies for persistent pain.

Treatment with a Comprehensive Team

We offer comprehensive interdisciplinary care with a team of physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and vocational rehabilitation specialists.

Program Duration

The duration of this program is 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, with a one hour lunch break each day over a 4 week period.

Our Program might be right for you if:

You struggle with symptoms of chronic pain that fall into one or more of the following categories:

Long Lasting Pain
  • Doesn’t go away
  • Has lasted longer than 3 months
  • Hasn’t responded to other treatments
Interruptive Pain
  • Prevents normal duties
  • Prevents return to work
  • Inhibits your daily life
Behavior-altering Pain
  • With a lot of stress
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Doesn’t make you feel like yourself

Individualized Treatment

Our treatment program is individualized depending on the needs of the clients and focuses on teaching clients:

  • Techniques to increase body awareness; these techniques combine breathing and mindfulness to calm their minds and improve the mind-body connection
  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
  • Appropriate exercises to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Effective communication with family, employers, health professionals, and friends
  • Nutrition, and other techniques and information based on the unique needs of the client.

Other services provided include:

  • 1:1 vocational counseling assist in establishing a return to work plan and assist in utilizing resources to transition smoothly back to work.
  • visceral manipulation or myofascial release
  • dry needling
  • naturopathic medicine
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