Resources for those in pain

Headache Pain Resources

There are many things you can do to for yourself to help get your headaches under control.  Here is a copy of the Headache Diary used at the Chronic Pain Centre that you can use to track your headache patterns, triggers and how effective your treatments are. Lifestyle factors such as  diet and exercise and injuries such as concussions can impact your headaches.  Click below to learn more about these and other topics.  Poor sleep can impact headaches and other types of pain.  Our Sleep Module will help you tackle your sleep issue and headache together. 

Does looking at a computer or other screen cause headaches?  Here are some Tips for Managing Virtual Appointments

Pelvic Pain (in Women) Resources

Since we are not able to see you in person right now due to COVID-19 restrictions, here are some exercises that our physiotherapists would like to share with you. We will add more content soon! 

Watch this Space!

Musculoskeletal Pain Resources

Back pain, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and other body pains are common conditions that we help clients to manage at the Chronic Pain Centre.  Watch this space for content and resources COMING SOON!

Things You Can Do at Home to Stay Active

During COVID restrictions, it can be hard to manage pain on your own.  While we can't see you in person right now, we want to help you by encouraging you to keep active and take small steps toward regaining your health.  Here are some ideas that you can discuss with your doctor or physiotherapist or begin to try on your own. 

Resources for Staying Active at Home

Helpful Hints from our Occupational Therapists

Our OT Team has put together this great resource package to help you navigate some of your functional concerns and needs during this time of COVID distancing.  Since we cannot see you in person, we would like to offer these potential solutions for you to consider. 

COVID Resources from our Occupational Therapy Team

Additional Resources For Chronic Pain

A New Rehabilitation Advice Line, 1-833-379-0563, is available for Albertans over the age of 18, who:

  • Have existing disabilities related to neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury, stroke)
  • Have existing health conditions that affect muscles, bones, and joints – including those awaiting or recovering from surgery or are recovering from COVID-19  

Seniors Without Walls

A seniors’ centre from the comfort of your own home! Join in for a variety of interactive telephone-based social and health programming, free of charge. Provides opportunities to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected. New series of participant-selected topics every four months. Program funded in part by the Government of Canada`s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Presented by the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network.