How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support people living with pain

Our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting individuals living with persistent pain. A number of our team members hold a special interest and further training in supporting people living with persistent pain and come with specialised skills to help individuals understand and manage their pain, improving their function and quality of life. We understand at Thriving Lives Co. that living with persistent pain is a complex and multifaceted experience, and our therapy caters to these complexities by adopting a biopsychosocial approach.

How the Thriving Lives Co. team can help with pain management

We prioritise helping our clients to learn about their pain, what it means and how to move forward with their lives, providing care and strategies which target not only the biological but the individual social and psychological aspects contributing to persistent pain, and prioritise movement and activities of daily living as an effective and evidence-based form of therapy. We work as a collaborative team with our clients in creating solutions and identifying strategies which work for the client themselves, assisting individuals to self-manage their health and pain and become as independent as possible in their long-term recovery.

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the services we provide, which include but are not limited to:

  • Education and advice for self-management regarding:
    • Activity modification
    • Coping strategies
    • Injury prevention
    • Pain neuroscience
    • Symptom management
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to assist clients in managing their pain long term
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services
  • Support in emotional regulation and managing unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for pain management

  • Improved functional capacity for all occupations and activities of daily living
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved independence and confidence in movement
  • Improved mental health and mood
  • Improved pain management
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved understanding of pain, and the many biopsychosocial factors which contribute to pain
  • Improved understanding of how to self-manage pain and flare-ups
  • Improved ways of thinking about pain

Pain disorders Thriving Lives Co. can help with

Allied health input can be beneficial for those living with persistent pain in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritic pain
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Radicular pain

Referral Pathways

Therapy can therefore be a key part in helping clients not only manage their pain, but learn to understand it and manage it independently long term to be able to return to meaningful activities and occupations.

Individuals can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.