Occupational therapists work with individuals to help them find the most effective ways to manage their pain and to address the impact pain has on their day-to-day activities and roles within their life. This can be achieved by learning how to use pacing, goal setting and relaxation techniques to address difficulties in the following areas:
Inconsistent activity levels
Leisure and social activities
Personal and domestic activities
The occupational therapists work as part of a team of professionals, experienced and skilled in teaching individuals how to adopt a holistic self-management approach to their pain problem.
We are based in the multi-disciplinary pain clinic within the out-patient department at York Hospital.
We offer occupational therapy intervention both on an individual basis and within a group environment in the Pain Management Programmes.