The Gold Coast chronic pain management clinic

Goals

Goals

General Program Goals

  • Gradual return to daily activities

  • Strategies & support for managing your pain

  • Improve your physical conditioning & mobility

  • Learn to move well again through gentle land and water movement

  • Improved confidence to manage your own pain

  • Understand your diagnosis

  • Get specialist advice on pain medications and interventions

  • Help you with sleep and mood disturbances

  • Learn how you can wind down your sensitised nervous system

Individual Goal Setting
Sue (not her real name) has had a “bad back” for a number of years. Her goals before the persistent pain program were:

  • To improve her understanding of pain

  • To spend less time lying in bed

  • Reduce her medications (because they were causing “foggy thinking” and constipation)

  • To return to leading a more active life—e.g., walking around the supermarket independently again

  • To learn to move more naturally again

  • To learn to pace and plan what she could realistically do in a day

Your Pain Team

The research on the best treatment of persistent pain strongly recommends a team-based approach. Our team comprises highly regarded experts in chronic pain. We seek to help people by providing careful assessment and appropriate treatment tailored to each individual.

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Pain Specialists work with you to tailor your pain relief management plans
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Rehabilitation Specialists help you return to normal functioning duties
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Occupational Therapists work with you to develop strategies
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Pharmacists help you find an appropriate level of effective medication
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Exercise physiologists create exercise programs appropriate to your pain and mobility
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Psychologists create strategies to manage your pain
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Physiotherapists address mechanical aspects of your pain
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Your GP is always central to your pain management

Every patient is encouraged to develop their own individual goals, in collaboration with the Pain Team, that they would like to achieve from the program.


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24 Spendelove Avenue
Southport Queensland 4215
Phone: 07 5503 0911 Fax: 07 5503 0922
Email: info@tpcoe.com.au
www.thepaincentreofexcellence.com.au

Spendelove House location of Pain Centre of Excellence