The Rehabilitation Centre, Chronic Pain Management Program
|Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website|
|Address||505 Smyth Rd|
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M2
|Intersection||Alta Vista Dr and St Laurent Blvd|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules|
|Parking||Pay parking lot|
|Office Phone||613-737-7350 ext 75673|
|Description and Services|
|Hours||Assessment/Education Week Mon-Thu from 1 pm-4 pm |
Treatment Program Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm
|Dates||Year-round * The program is shut down for two weeks at the end of December and for three weeks at the end of July.|
|Description||Help individuals better manage chronic pain * specific goals include: providing education on chronic pain and disability management * increasing activity level and helping people remain active even though they experience chronic pain * improving physical fitness and posture * improving emotional functioning. |
* The premise of the program is self-management, as opposed to attempting to cure or alleviate pain symptoms. The program operates on an out-patient basis and typically lasts 4 weeks (one week of assessment/education and three weeks of treatment).
* The interdisciplinary team is comprised of professionals from nursing * physiatry * psychology * occupational therapy * physiotherapy * social work * vocational rehabilitation * recreational therapy * nutrition * pharmacy.
|Waiting List||Varies, 2 to 3 months|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up |
Individual who are 18 years of age and older, referred by a physician, have had continuous pain for three months or longer that has been thoroughly investigated and generally non-responsive to medical treatment, experience some or all of the following secondary conditions: physical deconditioning, difficulty coping with role changes, poor self-esteem, sleep disturbance, emotional distress, vocational uncertainty, and interpersonal difficulties, and are open to making lifestyle changes through a self-management approach.
Individuals are not eligible if their primary pain symptoms are exclusive to headaches, gastro-intestinal problems, and urinary, pelvic, or gynecological difficulties, and/or they are seeking prescriptions, epidural blocks, or other medical treatments.
|Application||To obtain services, a physician referral is required. Potential participants are required to attend an Information Session about the program to determine if they would like to further participate in the program. If so, they are required to complete a pain history questionnaire prior to an assessment with a physiatrist and nurse. The goal of this assessment is to determine whether the 3-week treatment program would be helpful.|
|Fees||Program - There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials, which is payable at the start of the treatment phase of the program. ; Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card ; Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). For some individuals, funding is provided by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).|
|Languages of Service||English ; French|
|Areas Served||Eastern Ontario|
|Subjects||Charitable status ; Hospitals ; Nonprofit organizations ; Pain ; Physical disabilities ; Physical rehabilitation ; Rehabilitation hospitals ; Stress|
|Broader Terms||Disabilities ; Health ; Health service facilities ; Health services ; Hospitals ; Organizations ; Physiotherapy ; Treatments|