Persistent Pain Education Programs

This program can be provided in a variety of formats including individual consultations or group consultations. The consultations are aimed at assisting injured workers to resume their level of physical, functional and work activity.

The content of Enriched Health Care’s Persistent education Pain program was developed with the assistance of leading health professionals. Enriched Health Care’s Persistent Pain Education workshops are intended to be user friendly and outcome focused utilising the most up to date evidence based interventions.

  1. Dr Lynette Guy, Specialist Pain Physiotherapist,
  2. Mr Simon Turnbull, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health Care Manager with 11 years experience working with patients with persistent pain and complex barriers.
  3. Mr Geoff Turnbull, Neuroscientist with specialty interest in neuralplasticity.
  4. Michelle Obrien, NSW WorkCover Accredited Counsellor  with experience working with patients with complex psychosocial barriers.

The content was also created with view of implementing programs across regional areas where Enriched Health Care operates to facilitate one practitioner from either a Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology providing the education sessions.

Individual Sessions:

This program offers an initial assessment process, with opportunity for 2 individual sessions prior to attendance at group education sessions, and a further session following these to review progress, setting of goals and directions for ongoing management. These 4 individual sessions allow for a thorough assessment and interview process, with follow up, to ensure a comprehensive approach to helping the patient adopt improved self-management strategies of their pain, physical limitations and psychological experiences. 

For those who require ongoing individual consultations to address issues such as major depression, anxiety or other psychological conditions, may require further individual sessions prior to attending a group program.

Group Sessions:

Integral to this program is attendance at 6 small group educational sessions which assist clients to understand their condition, their responses to it and to develop skills and strategies to better self-management their physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.  
The group sessions include the following

Explaining Pain

This workshop is designed to assist participants to understand the physiology, psychology & interactions between these, that help to create & maintain pain pathways. This understanding will assist participants to better understand how they can self-manage their own pain levels, improve pacing and overcome the extent of disability that might have arisen from their injury.

Impacts of Pain

This workshop helps participants look at how their pain experiences impact on their life, & explore the extent to which perceptions of pain can interfere with daily functioning & work activities.

The ‘ABC’ of thoughts & emotional responses to pain

This workshop helps participants look at how their pain experiences impact on their life, & explore the extent to which perceptions of pain can interfere with daily functioning & work activities.

Dealing with Change (Stages of Change) & Goal Setting

This workshop helps participants look at how their pain experiences impact on their life, & explore the extent to which perceptions of pain can interfere with daily functioning & work activities.

Stress Management, Healthy Lifestyle & Sleep Management

This workshop helps participants look at how their pain experiences impact on their life, & explore the extent to which perceptions of pain can interfere with daily functioning & work activities. 

Manual Handling & ways to modify activities to improve function at home & at work

This workshop helps participants look at how their pain experiences impact on their life, & explore the extent to which perceptions of pain can interfere with daily functioning & work activities.

Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy Referral Form

To find out more ring our Healthcare Consultants on 02 65836900 or email