Pain Management Program
Living Your Best Life
The Mt Wilga Pain Management Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to address the complex needs of people with chronic pain. It is delivered by an experienced team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists. Our program focuses on self-management techniques and exercises that can assist in managing the impact of pain on daily life and increasing participation in meaningful activity including home, work and leisure.
Combining individualised and group-based interventions, the program seeks to achieve the following goals:
- Challenging fears about activity and fear avoidance
- Managing stress and improving sleep habits
- Pacing, goal setting and engaging in activity
- Combining the benefits of exercise and practical education sessions
- Learning about your own body and how to best manage your movements
- Experiencing the benefits of hydrotherapy and mindfulness
The program is overseen by Dr Glen Sheh, Pain Rehabilitation Physician, who holds qualifications in both Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is experienced in the management of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain.
Running twice weekly morning sessions on Wednesday and Friday over a period of 6 weeks, patient commitment to the program is essential to ensuring successful outcomes. Regular review points are conducted following program completion to ensure maintenance of new skills and behaviours learnt during the program.
Program Funding Options
Patients who have comprehensive private health insurance and are covered for rehabilitation in their insurance, often will be covered for day program services. Alternatively funding via third party or other compensation schemes is also available. Quotes can be obtained if a patient is self-funded.
Guidelines for Admission to the Program
- Referral from a GP or Medical Specialist
- Persistent pain experience, regardless of initial diagnosis
- Clearance for exercise and / or hydrotherapy
How to make a referral
Referrals can be faxed to 02 9847 5089 or call 02 9847 5086 for further information.