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Is This Pain All in My Head? Understanding Pain Psychophysiology: A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain Management

Offered by Homewood Health

An estimated 7.63 million, or one in four Canadians aged 15 or older, live with chronic pain – a condition that although often invisible, is now understood as a disease in its own right. Chronic pain has significant impacts on physical and mental health, family and community life, society, and the economy.

Pain has a purpose – to protect you from danger or harm. However, fearful appraisals of tissue damage can cause innocuous somatosensory input to be interpreted and experienced as painful. Treatment approaches that aim to reduce the fear that is associated with painful sensations have been shown to be effective at both reducing and even eliminating chronic pain. The overall outcome goal when treating patients with chronic pain conditions is improving functional capacity, together with an improved affective state.

The new Integrated Chronic Pain Service at Homewood Health Centre uses a multidisciplinary approach which focuses on changing beliefs about the causes of chronic pain and creating a sense of safety around painful sensations through pain psychoeducation, somatic tracking and movement based therapy.

Who is this for?

Healthcare professional who support clients/residents who experience chronic pain.

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June 20, 2024
12:00 pm
A Holistic Approach to Chronic Pain Management


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.