Pain Management Program

Learn more about our Pain Management Program on this page.

What is the Pain Management Program (PMP)?

The PMP is an interdisciplinary group program to help you to:

  • Optimise your pain experience
  • Guide you with ways to self-manage your persistent pain
  • Assist you to function adequately

Who can join this group?

Any patient who has persistent pain problems may join this group.

Important information

  • You will need a referral to the Pain Service from your doctor
  • You will need to attend the pre-clinic education session and indicate your interest in the PMP
  • You will need to be assessed by the medical and allied health team to ascertain your suitability for the PMP

What are the aims of the PMP?

The program consists of exercise, hydrotherapy, pain and active self-management education, goal setting, and skill training sessions that aim to:
  • Reduce the impact of persistent pain in your daily life
  • Promote self-management of persistent pain through guided skills
  • Improve your function through graded exercise and lifestyle change
  • Improve your understanding of persistent pain through education sessions

How much time is involved?

The program runs over two half days each week for eight weeks.  Attendance is required at all sessions to have maximum gains from the program.

Cost

There is no cost for consultations. There may be a fee for medication or equipment hire.

Referrals should be sent, preferably by email to:

The Pain Management Clinic

E: icareaccess@monashhealth.org

F: (03) 9554 9151

T: (03) 9265 1411

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