Patient Resources Helpful for Management of Chronic Pain

If you experience chronic pain, you may find these resources helpful:
****Please note: you will need to verify which service fees are covered through your provincial or private health insurance.

Chronic Pain Association of Canada: online resources, discussion forums, local support groups

Canadian Pain Coalition: excellent online resources for chronic pain, workshops, pain education events across Canada, podcasts from experts

Conquering Pain for Canadians Booklet: tips on self-management

Chronic Pain Management Centers in Canada: local clinics, online patient resources (link needs to have/index removed from it to work.

Ottawa Recreation Guide

Kanata Leisure Center/Wave Pool (link does not work)

Champlain Self-Management Initiative: Ottawa area healthy living with chronic illness workshops

Arthritis Society: Local programs and resources, chronic pain management sessions and activities (link does not work)

PSI physiotherapy: pain assessment and interventions

WorkWise Pain management program: 1929 Russell Rd, Suite 114, (613) 521-7111

WSIB The Back Book: recovery from back injuries (link does not work and can’t find resource)

Canadian Back Institute
Barb Armstrong, Psychologist: counselling on living with chronic pain, cognitive behavioural therapy Available by self referral. 613-292-7120

The Pain Detective: excellent resource on pain self management

The NeuroNova Centre for Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management

Pain Speaking Audio CD

The Mindfulness Solution to Pain (Resource book)

Older Adult Activity Guide For Adults (Healthy Back, Gentle Stretch, Tai Chi)

Local Ottawa Pain Clinics/Resources Available through Referral

Ottawa Pain Clinic, General Campus (groups)

Rehab Center Chronic Pain Management Clinic: Group Sessions 613-737-7350 x75673

Kemptville Hospital Pain & Symptom Management Clinic: through referral

Other Helpful General Online Resources

American Pain Society: online links for all types of pain

National Pain Foundation (American but great links)

 

 

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