What is PainWise?

It’s about understanding pain, so you can to conquer it

PainWISE is a community-based pain education program that is the first of its kind in Australia and has been purpose designed to serve you to better manage your pain condition.  PainWISE is a community-based pain education program that is the first of its kind in Australia and has been purpose designed to serve you to better manage your pain condition. PainWISE is not just about medicines, this 4-week course helps you understand your pain, gives you the tools to take control of your pain, reduce reliance on medications and improve quality of life. Specifically, PainWISE will help you to:

  •   Learn about the body’s pain system and how it influences pain.
  • Gain insights in to how the latest in neurological pain research can help you conquer pain
  • Connect with people who know what it is to be in persistent pain, can understand what you are experiencing, and in turn support you towards recovery

 

Over 4 sessions PainWISE covers the following topics:

  • The neuroscience of pain, explaining how the pain system works in the body including the factors that amp it up and those that calm it down.
  • The importance of an integrated healthcare team and how help to put together the best team to support you
  • The role of sleep and medications in pain
  • How lifestyle and nutrition increase pain severity based on the foods chosen and their role in creating inflammation
  • The role of physical activity in pain and how safe movement and mindset can reduce pain severity
  • How our thoughts can influence pain

 

Starting with an understanding of the pain system and what you can do to influence it puts you back in the driving seat. But you don’t have to do it alone. At Vibe Natural Health, we have an integrated team of therapists, including PainWISE facilitator Ananda Mahony that can support your journey towards recovery.

Your PainWISE facilitator will support you and your doctor and pharmacist to coordinate an efficient healthcare plan and can help to navigate you to further services that will assist you in your pain management sooner rather than later.

Our integrated healthcare team includes medical doctors, osteopath, chiropractor, acupuncturist, naturopaths and remedial massage practitioners with many years of clinical experience.

PainWISE at Vibe Natural Health
If you suffer from persistent pain, you don’t have to struggle alone. We want to support you to find success with long term pain solutions.

210 Days Road, Grange QLD 4051

PainWISE at Vibe Natural Health

Helping you to understand your pain

PainWISE at Vibe Natural Health is not just about pain management. PainWISE is about pain education and prevention. Informed by the advances in evidence-based research to empower you to understand, and
ultimately conquer your pain. Our goal is to find long term pain solution success.

Our beautiful light filled rooms and reception team provide an inviting and caring environment

As pain cannot be seen, it is hard to explain to someone exactly what it feels like and therefore it is hard for others to understand just how much it can affect everyday life.

We listen and take you seriously – holding space for you to tell the whole story – after all, you know your pain best, and by listening and asking the right questions we help you discover and understand the contributors to your persistent pain and it may not be what you think it is.

We do this through an integrative team care approach made up of medical and allied health partners with advanced knowledge the factors that contribute to pain, in pain education, anatomy and body structures and pathways who understand the contributors of pain from cellular, tissue, structural, nervous system and emotional states.

At Vibe Natural Health clinic, Grange, in Brisbane’s inner north, we understand how debilitating persistent pain can be. It impacts on all aspects of your quality of life from physical activity, your mood, motivation, sleep quality and wellbeing.

We are committed to providing a community, a clinical knowledge-base if you like, to help you avoid opioid and medication dependence and find long term pain solution success.

A biopsychosocial model – the biological, psychological and social aspect – is considered the prevailing best practice in treating persistent pain. Our broad and holistic collective toolbox will show you how nutrition, manual therapies, mind body approaches, education, connection, counselling, conventional and herbal medicine, exercise and lifestyle modification can work together to reduce inflammation and pain perception and thus your fatigue, and improving physical fitness, mood, sleep, relaxation and overall health.

As an established healthcare clinic composed from an experienced and trusted integrated team experienced in chronic pain management, we can get to the root cause of your persistent pain. Our medical and healthcare practitioners have deep understandings of fibromyalgia, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sciatica, back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, peripheral neuropathy, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS), rheumatoid (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).

We focus on treating the person in front of us, shaping our treatment to your goals using the most up-to-date evidence-based practice to bring our team of focused modalities together to find the solution for your pain relief and recovery, never forgetting that we are all individual and what works for one person may not for another.    

For specific information on your condition, contact us on 07 3366 7970 to make an appointment with our PainWISE facilitator Ananda Mahony; Naturopath, Nutritionist, Grad. Cert. Pain Management