For anyone with chronic pain the changes they experience can be devastating. Reduced activity can make the pain worse over the longer term and can lead to other chronic medical conditions. Job loss is common, as are family conflict and relationship problems, and there is often a general loss of engagement in life. Sleep problems, depression, and anxiety are also all too common, and make it harder to cope. Pain is a complex and difficult thing.
The Kick Start program has been designed to help people with chronic pain start to get back into life. The program is conducted by a Pain Specialist, Clinical Psychologist, Physiotherapist and a Nurse, all of whom specialise in chronic pain. Through the program we help people to understand how to approach their pain in a different way. We start people on the road to becoming more active, dealing with the problems that come with pain, and feeling more confident to re-engage back into life.