Pain Psychology Services
Most people living with chronic pain need psychology services as part of their treatment plan.
Why? The IASP defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.
What are the benefits of offering psychology services in a group program format?
- Lower cost to the patient (individual psychology sessions are typically $150 to $250 per hour, while group sessions are far less)
- We can offer more spaces
- Patients learn more through group discussions!
Physiotherapy for Pain
CHANGEpain offers physiotherapy services to patients referred by their CHANGEpain physicians.
Physiotherapist Tim Muller collaborates with our physicians and uses the same medical record as they do. Tim's recommendations are available to other CHANGEpain clinicians and group program leaders involved in patient care.
Cost: $100 per 30 minute appointment
Chiropractic and Exercise Physiology for Pain
Dr. Lindsay Rite is a Chiropractor, Registered Kinesiologist, and Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Dr. Rite provides the following services, as appropriate for the individual patient:
- Myofascial release
- Brief Action Planning and motivational interviewing
- Mobilization and manipulation (only if indicated!)
- Progressive exercise prescription
- Movement assessment and education
- Breathing education, taping and orthotics/footwear modifications
Initial Assessment and Treatment Cost: $150 (45 minutes)
Follow Up Appointment Cost: $100 (30 minutes)
Follow up appointments by video conference are available on request.
IMS with Dr. Allan Lam
IMS involves dry needling of affected areas of pain of the body without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. The goal of treatment is to release muscle shortening which presses on and irritates the nerve. The needle also causes a small injury that draws blood to the area, initiating the natural healing process, and the treatment creates an electrical potential in the muscle to make the nerve function normally again. IMS treats the underlying neuropathic condition that causes the pain.
IMS Assessment Cost: $175
IMS Follow Up Treatment Cost: $150
Click here for more information about IMS.
Prolotherapy is a treatment where dextrose is injected into joints, ligaments and tendons to stimulate collagen and connective tissue repair. Dextrose promotes the body’s own ability to heal chronic injuries by initiating a controlled and localized inflammatory response.
Why Prolotherapy? Connective tissues such as cartilage, ligaments and tendons may heal poorly after injury due to their low blood supply. The patient can be left with chronic pain, ligament laxity or joint instability due to incomplete healing.
Prolotherapy is recommended for any musculoskeletal pain, sub-acute or chronic sports injury, or for a joint or connective tissue that heals poorly after an accident or surgery and other more conventional therapies haven't worked. Most patients require 3-6 treatments, and treatments are usually administered every 2-6 weeks.
Prolotherapy Assessment Cost: $100
Prolotherapy Treatment Cost: $200 per area