Multidisciplinary chronic pain management
Pain NT is a team of pain-specialised allied health professionals, working in collaboration across several local Darwin-based businesses. Our goal is to provide best-practice, multidisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation in a primary health care setting.
Persistent pain is best managed with an inter-professional approach, combining medical, physical and psychological therapies. Using these principles (known as a biopsychosocial approach), our program supports adults of all ages and life stages to understand pain, identify management strategies and set realistic goals to progress ongoing recovery. (See Pain Australia’s Resource “Talking About Pain”.)
PO Box 365, Palmerston,
Northern Territory, 0831
1800 660 822
You will get a comprehensive assessment from our team of pain specialists – a Physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist. The team will fully assess your functional capacity, including return to work options, and identify any psychosocial barriers that are likely to inhibit full recovery.
Pain Rehab and Recovery Program
Designed for delivery in both groups and one-to-one, our pain recovery program typically runs for two half-days a week, over a 6 to 12 week period. The emphasis is on promoting self-management of pain, increasing function and planning a return to key life roles (including work, if appropriate). Tailored treatment goals are developed together with each patient.
For those awaiting intensive pain management treatment or wanting to learn more before committing further, our Maintenance program offers community-based exercise for people at risk of or currently experiencing a chronic illness or injury. Supervised by our Exercise Physiology team, the program can be supplemented with one-on-one physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychology sessions to address specific barriers and prepare for more intensive treatment.
We have links to a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine for medical input as required.
Ask us for more information
Ready to make a referral?
Complete our online referral form or download a PDF Referral Form and return via fax to (08) 8918 8132 or post to PO Box 365, Palmerston, NT 0831.
For all other enquiries use the link below or simply call 1800 660 822.