Modern OT has taken our Chronic Pain Management Program online, available to individuals across the province. This multi-disciplinary group 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 Therapy
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.
Upcoming dates for 2023:
- October 16 – November 10, 2023
- November 20 – December 15, 2023
Upcoming 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:
|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.
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.
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.
$2800.00 + HST