The psychology services are provided by one of our Clinical Psychologists (all with extensive experience and training in pain assessment and management) for assessment of specific issues regarding psychologial and environmental factors ('yellow flags') in people with persisting pain.
A limited number of sessions (typically 5-10, 1 hour sessions) are recommended before review, the number depending on the case.
Referral can be from a GP or Specialist, Insurer, Rehabilitation Provider or other health professionals.
In come cases the treatment provided may be a combination of psychological and physical therapies at the PMRC.
This is a rare opportunity to achieve closely coordinated psychological and physiotherapy interventions with clinicians used to working together.
For more generaly disabled, distressed and/or medication dependent patients, one of our intensive cognitive-behavioural, multidisciplinary treatment programs may be recommended. These involve groups of 8-10 patients at a time working with the small team of staff. It is our experience that there are significant functional benefits for this group of patients to attend the more intensive program if they meet the entry criteria (see ADAPT).
Professor Michael Nicholas
02 9463 1515 | 02 9463 1500 (PMRC Front Desk)