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Program: The Rehabilitation Centre - Chronic Pain Management Program  
Organization: Ottawa Hospital (The)
The Rehabilitation Centre
Phone Numbers: 613-737-7350 ext 75673
Fax: 613-733-8336
505 Smyth Rd
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M2
Intersection: Alta Vista Dr and St Laurent Blvd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Assessment/Education Week Mon-Thu from 1 pm-4 pm
Treatment Program Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Service Description: Helps individuals better manage chronic pain by providing education on chronic pain and disability management * increasing activity level and helping people remain active even though they experience chronic pain * improving physical fitness and posture * improving emotional functioning.

The premise of the program is self-management, as opposed to attempting to cure or alleviate pain symptoms. Operates on an out-patient basis and typically lasts four weeks (one week of assessment/education and three weeks of treatment).

The interdisciplinary team is comprised of professionals from nursing * physiatry * psychology * occupational therapy * physiotherapy * social work * vocational rehabilitation * recreational therapy * pharmacy

Fees: Program - There is a fee to cover the cost of materials, which is payable at the start of the treatment phase of the program. * Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card; Covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). For some individuals, fundin
Application: To obtain services, a physician referral is required. Potential participants are required to attend an Information Session about the program to determine if they would like to further participate in the program.
Eligibility / Target Population: Individual who are 18 years of age and older, referred by a physician, have had continuous pain for three months or longer that has been thoroughly investigated and generally non-responsive to medical treatment, experience some or all of the following secondary conditions: physical deconditioning, difficulty coping with role changes, poor self-esteem, sleep disturbance, emotional distress, vocational uncertainty, and interpersonal difficulties, and are open to making lifestyle changes through a self-management approach.

Individuals are not eligible if their primary pain symptoms are exclusive to headaches, gastro-intestinal problems, and urinary, pelvic, or gynecological difficulties, and/or they are seeking prescriptions, epidural blocks, or other medical treatments.
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
Rehabilitative Care - Hospital-Based Prevention and Education

This information was last completely updated on November 15, 2017

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