Online Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Group

Modern OT offers a Chronic Pain Management Program online, available to individuals across Canada (exception: BC and Quebec).  This multi-disciplinary group has been running since 2014, and is led by an occupational therapist with a specialty focus of chronic pain management. Based on an adult education model, participants actively learn to understand their chronic pain condition and how to manage pain in order to live a more balanced active lifestyle from our experts:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietician

We also incorporate activities which you may be able to continue in your own community, such as yoga, mindfulness, and Qigong.

At the end of the program, you will have all of the resources shared with you over the four weeks, which you will have customized to fit your personal goals and plan for ongoing health and wellness when living with a chronic pain condition.


Program dates for 2024:

  • January 8 – February 2, 2024
  • February 12 – March 8, 2024
  • March 18 – April 12, 2024
  • April 22 – May 16, 2024
  • May 27 – June 21, 2024
  • September 9 – October 4, 2024
  • October 15 – November 8, 2024
  • November 18 – December 13, 2024

We understand that being online can be fatiguing when you have chronic pain, so there are plenty of opportunities for movement and mindful pauses.  The presenters are engaging, sharing activity sheets and recommending resources that you can easily access in your home and community.

Before you begin the program, the occupational therapist will meet with you individually for an intake interview to further understand your pain experience.

You will need internet access, and a computer or tablet with a microphone and video.  We use secure encrypted video conference technology for live interactive participation.

Program at a Glance

The program takes place 4 mornings per week 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Wednesdays off).

There is one additional session during the last week of the program.  Here are the topics for each session:

Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 All About Pain Pacing & Planning Day off Mindfulness & SMART Goals Guests/ Goal Setting
Week 2 Physio Pharmacy Day off Manage Stress Yoga/Goal Setting
Week 3 Psychology Nutrition Day off Thought Records Sleep/Goal Setting
Week 4 Communication Qigong & “Bad Day” Planning Habits & Family Session Goal Setting & Additional Resources Feedback, Review & Graduation


Modern OT remains committed to the quality of the program that we have offered for many years.  Our guest presenters are equally pleased to be able to continue contributing to the health and wellness of people living with chronic pain in this format.

Group Format

Our group size averages between 6-8 participants. In addition to learning from experts, participants can learn from each other, helping to build a sense of community. Past participants come to an early session to share their unique perspective on the program and its long-term benefits.

Program Outcomes

We administer outcome measures at the time of program intake and exit. Our data analysis showed the following positive changes experienced by previous participants upon completion of the program:

  • 64% of participants experienced a decrease in pain-related disability (i.e., disruption of daily activity function due to pain).
  • 67% of participants experienced a decrease in frequency/severity of depression symptoms.
  • 61% of participants experienced a decrease in frequency/severity of anxiety symptoms.
  • 61% of participants experienced a decrease in frequency/severity of stress symptoms.

Know someone who might be interested?

Please contact us to speak with the occupational therapist who runs the program.   You can also fill in our referral form through the link below, and the therapist will call you.  There is no obligation or cost for the initial consultation.  If you are interested to proceed, our full intake interview is included in the cost of the program.


$3200.00 + HST

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