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Pain Management Service in Winchester

November 6, 2023

New service launch

A new multidisciplinary Pain Management Service is available for adults aged 18 and over at Hobbs Rehabilitation Winchester. The service, run by a clinical psychologist and a specialist physiotherapist, both with over 20 years of experience and have worked together for over 15 years, specialises in chronic or persistent pain and helping patients manage their long-term pain conditions.

Understanding Persistent Pain Conditions and Their Impact

Long-term (chronic) pain can have a significant life-altering effect on the quality and enjoyment of life and have a huge impact on physical, mental, and emotional health. The Pain Management Service will help patients live better with their condition.  A focus on body and mind will help to find new ways to manage pain so that patients can live their lives more fully in the presence of pain and other health difficulties. 

The pain management team will treat conditions such as:

  • Joint Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthrosis
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility
  • Medically Unexplained Pain

Patients at Winchester can access our pain management expertise as a team or as individual professionals, depending on what best suits their needs and preferences. If you have a condition that is not listed above then please enquire with us to explore treatment options and discuss your individual needs. 

Meet Our Pain Management Team: Specialists in Chronic Pain Care

Our clinical Psychologist is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years experience of in supporting people with persistent pain and other health conditions. She has worked in the NHS since 2000 helping people to manage physical health conditions. She is trained in several approaches to help people with their health problems including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT). These approaches have been proven to be effective in helping people live better with pain and other health problems. She is a member of the British Pain Society.

Our Specialist Physiotherapist qualified as a Physiotherapist with BSc (Hons) in 2002, she is HCPC registered and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Physiotherapy Pain Association.  She has specialised in working with people living with persistent pain for over 15 years, working in both the NHS and private sectors.  She undertook an MSc: Pain Science and Society in 2009, as well as further specialist training including in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Medicine and Tai Chi. These approaches inform her practice when supporting people living with persistent pain to get back to doing what matters, building confidence to manage and understand their condition better.

The first step is an assessment to determine how we might be able to support the patient, following the assessment we can plan a course of treatment sessions personalised to individual needs.

Please use the Contact Us page of our website for more details on our Pain Rehabilitation service at Hobbs Rehabilitation Winchester.

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