Carers Program
RPAH - Pain Management Centre

Education Program

Self-Training Education in Pain Sessions (STEPS)

Living with chronic pain causes frustration and disturbance in your day-to-day life. Here at the RPAH pain management clinic, we understand the complexity of persistent pain and its impact on you and your relationships. We want to help you manage your pain so that you can achieve a better quality of life. The STEPS is the first stage towards that goal, and it is your first point of contact with our clinic.

The STEPS is a two-hour programme provides information to help you develop self-management strategies to manage your pain. If you are given information about what may be contributing to your pain experience and what is happening in your body, then perhaps you can apply that information to self-help strategies.

Pain Education Program (PEP)

Your family doctor must first refer you to the Pain Management Centre. Then, members of the Pain team, such as a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse, and /or occupational therapist, will assess you to see if the programme will be helpful for you.

It is important to know that the programme is not a cure for your pain. However, most people who do the programme then report that they learn to cope better, and as a result find that their pain bothers them less.

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