Additional services: Pain management
About pain care
Persistent pain is a daily reality for many Canadians. Some days your body may feel better, and other days it may feel worse, without any apparent reason. Persistent pain can limit your mobility, prevent you from participating in daily activities and have a negative impact on your mood and energy level.
Much of what we do at Lifemark revolves around pain care. We can help you learn how to influence your pain, how to manage it and how to recover better. Our goal is to help you get back to life.
A multi-disciplinary approach to pain care
Our highly trained healthcare professionals have expertise in different fields. Treatment in our clinics usually begins with the joint efforts of a physiotherapist and a kinesiologist. Depending on your needs, an occupational therapist, a massage therapist, a psychologist and a dietician can also join your treatment team. Our clinicians work together and collaborate, with your consent, with doctors and other healthcare professionals you’ve consulted to ensure you receive the best possible treatment.
How can a Lifemark clinician knowledgeable in pain care help me?
Many injuries can be resolved through regular physical therapy. That being said, occasionally, recovery is slower than usual and pain doesn’t resolve as expected. When this happens, a Lifemark therapist knowledgeable in pain care can help you make changes so that your recovery gets back on track. In some cases, a better understanding of pain self-care techniques may help your recovery. From informative handouts to education classes to biofeedback technology to our own online self-care Pain Care for Life program, we offer a wide range of resources that can help you depending on your needs. If your pain isn’t going away, don’t wait for a referral to a clinician knowledgeable in pain care. Schedule an appointment at a clinic near you to receive the best possible pain care.
Treatment options can take different forms depending on your condition, medical history and other factors.
- If you’re looking to treat new or acute pain, schedule an appointment with a Lifemark clinician for an assessment.
- If you’re looking to treat pain that hasn’t resolved as expected, come see us so that we can develop a personalized rehabilitation treatment plan for you. You can also try the First 5 Steps of the Pain Care for Life program for free at home to learn how pain works, plus strategies and techniques to help you reduce and manage your pain.
- If you’re looking to manage persistent pain, come see us for a personalized treatment plan that incorporates the Pain Care for Life program. You can also try the First 5 Steps of the Pain Care for Life program for free at home.
Integrating the Pain Care for Life program into your treatment plan
If you’re living with persistent pain, the Pain Care for Life program can be integrated into a personalized treatment plan developed for you by our trained clinicians. Designed by a Canadian leader in pain management, the Pain Care for Life program will help you understand how pain works and introduce you to different pain management strategies and techniques that can facilitate moving with more ease while reducing pain so that you can get back to life.
The program uses modern pain science principles along with guided video exercises, electronic books, audio lessons and interactive exercises to help you prevent and manage persistent pain, allowing you to keep your body, breath and mind calm.
Try the First Five Steps for free
If you’d like to see how the Pain Care for Life program can help you, you can try the First 5 Steps for free.
The steps are:
- STEP 1: Gain knowledge
- STEP 2: Mindful breathing
- STEP 3: Body awareness
- STEP 4: Calm movement challenge
- STEP 5: Pain care for life
Pain management expertise
Cost and coverage
Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.
Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:
- All third-party insurance
- Extended health benefits
- Worker’s compensation
- Motor vehicle accident insurance
Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, cash and personal cheques are accepted.
Find the clinic closest to you
Find a clinician trained in the Pain Care for Life program in your area. From the Locations page, enter your area, then select "Pain Care for Life" in the services menu.
Find the right therapist for you
Find a therapist trained in the Pain Care for Life program in your area.
Frequently asked questions
I injured myself several months ago, but the pain hasn’t gone away. What can I do to manage my pain?
Schedule an appointment with a Lifemark clinician so that we can assess your condition and develop a personalized rehabilitation treatment plan for you.
When it comes to managing persistent pain, knowledge can also make an importance difference, which is why learning about pain through the Pain Care for Life program and practicing the program’s pain management techniques and strategies at home can be tremendously beneficial.
I’ve developed osteoarthritis and I am experiencing persistent pain as a result. How can I manage my pain?
Try the First 5 Steps of the Pain Care for Life program to learn key concepts that can help you better understand how pain works. If you are interested in further guidance and support, schedule an appointment with a Lifemark clinician. The Pain Care for Life program can be integrated into a personalized treatment plan developed for you by our trained clinicians.
I’ve completed the First 5 Steps and I am looking to connect with a clinician trained in pain management.
To search for a clinician trained in the Pain Care for Life program in you area, go to our Locations page, enter your city, province or postal code in the search bar, then look for the services drop down menu on the left side of the screen and select “Pain Care for Life.” A listing of all clinics located near you that offer pain management services will appear.
What can I expect at my initial appointment?
At your assessment, we will be discussing any medical history that relates to your condition, so make sure to bring details of any health problems and past treatments.
The assessment will allow our team to prepare a personalized plan for you according to your symptoms, health conditions and other factors. Depending on your needs, this plan can include the Pain Cafe for Life program, as well as other forms of treatment, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and specific exercises.