Pain can affect anyone, and the symptoms of pain can interfere with all aspects of life. One in five Australians suffer from chronic pain, making it a massive social and economic issue.
There is emerging hope in the form of a better understanding about the causes of chronic pain and new intervention technologies, including Virtual Reality, and TADWA is at the forefront of these techniques
Brain:Body Pain Solutions is a WA first, blending occupational therapy and technology to help break the pain cycle.
How do we do this? Specifically, we use moderation of your pain symptoms, pain education and strategies to help you improve your coping skills. We call this process
Relieve, Refocus and Restore.
Relieve: To moderate your pain symptoms, we use a wide range of sensory techniques which may include working with all of your senses (vision, hearing, smell, taste and touch). We use traditional techniques as well as new evidence-based techniques like Virtual Reality.
Refocus: We provide pain education to help you understand the connection between your body and your brain. Becoming aware that pain is an output of your brain, you will learn that you have the ability to retrain your brain.
Restore: Helping you to practice pacing yourself and knowing when to seek help, our goal is to restore your ability to reconnect with what is important to you, things you enjoy and people you enjoy doing them with.
Brain:Body Pain Solutions is a unique way of helping people with chronic pain and a way of being able to help you do what’s important to you.