Our Chronic Pain Management Assessment and Referral Program (CPMARP) provides people experiencing chronic pain with individualized support to help improve their quality of life.
Chronic pain can affect many aspects of your life. That's why we use an interprofessional approach to help you manage it in ways that work for you. As a client, you will receive a personalized care plan that includes pain management recommendations, treatment options and resources to help you better manage your pain. And because chronic pain is complex and can have an impact on many areas of your life, CPMARP employs a diverse team of health professionals.
A registered nurse or nurse practitioner will assess you to create a personalized care plan and/or recommendations and treatment options specifically for you and your pain management needs.
An occupational therapist can teach you how to use various assistive devices or direct you to local resources for exercise or physiotherapy.
A social worker can share strategies to help you cope with the daily stress of living with chronic pain and connect you with organizations that have appropriate, supportive social services.
To be eligible for the program, your pain must be non-cancer related, non-palliative and have existed for more than three consecutive months. You must be referred by either your primary health care provider or by a community health-care agency.