Pain Management | Spinal Management


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Pain Management

Spinal Management Clinics have been providing evidence-based injury management services for the past 15 years.  Our practitioners are subject to the highest level of clinical training and mentoring to ensure your patient receives the best of care.  We work with the referrer and communicate with all parties to address the barriers to recovery.  Our clinical protocols are continually updated based on the ongoing work of our research team at the Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University headed by Dr Jon Ford.

Our Pain Management program is a multi-disciplinary intervention for chronic pain aiming to improve function and mental health, teach self management skills and if necessary rationalise medication.  As preferred providers of TAC/WorkSafe we are able to gain approval for assessment and a Pain Management program in one step minimising delay in program commencement.  In most cases the time from referral to program commencement will be less than 2 weeks.

The program typically runs for 8 weeks, three times a week and involves medical, psychology and physiotherapy in a group and one on one format.  We follow all patients up over a six month period post program, and liaise with community treaters to ensure the gains made in Pain Management are sustained.

For information about referring to our Pain Management program please contact Dr Jon Ford on 0422 244 183 or spinalmanagement@pac.com.au.




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