We are a small specialist team embedded within the Pain Service at RCHT. The team is made up of Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.
We currently see people with a diagnosis of persistent (chronic) pain associated with a known or suspected musculoskeletal condition (of non-malignant and non-inflammatory origin) where pain is the primary factor where:
We deliver a holistic model of care considering the physical, emotional and social impact of pain which aims to:
Following triage from the Pain Service, if appropriate, we will offer individuals an initial assessment to determine their pain management needs. Together, we will agree on an appropriate management plan. This might include:
Our pain management programme is an evidence-based intervention structured in accordance with British Pain Society guidelines. This supports individuals to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become more active and improve their quality of life.
In broad terms, a 10 week programme includes: