OHIP Funded Chronic Pain Group Treatment
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our chronic pain management program. It offers training in meditation/relaxation techniques combined with postural training and very gentle exercise. Patients can start and/or stop any time they wish. Emphasis is placed on allowing them to progress at their own pace. There is no pressure to perform and your patient will be encouraged to participate only to the degree that he or she wishes to.
The physical and cardiovascular demands of the active exercise portion of our program are equivalent to that of Tai Chi practice or a moderately paced walk. I facilitate all group sessions.
Types of pain conditions
As a result of patient feedback and an increasing demand for appropriate chronic pain management, we now offer three 2-hour sessions per week. These sessions are appropriate for a wide variety of chronic pain patients including those with headaches, osteoarthritis, immune arthropathies, post surgical/traumatic pain, whiplash injuries, mechanical neck/back pain, complex regional pain and fibromyalgia.
No formal referral is required. A signed medical clearance may be faxed to us at 416 322-6935 or presented at the clinic upon your patient’s arrival at the clinic for the first session. Please click here to download the medical clearance form.
Headache & Pain Management has provided comprehensive assessments, independent medical evaluations for third parties and multidisciplinary treatment for chronic pain patients since 1995. Our group treatment program offers your chronic pain patients immediate participation in a management program that combines evidence based practice with compassionate care.
A licensed psychologist prior to entering medical studies, I have maintained a practice in the management of chronic pain since 1993 after obtaining certification in anesthesiology in 1992.
Thank you for your time. Please feel free to call 416 322-7539 if you have any questions.
Jan Carstoniu MD FRCPC