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"I now feel that pain isn't in control of my everyday life and that I can control the effects of pain much more than before."


Jan 2022

"I was surprised to be offered this programme, but grateful. The very positive message is that following the advice given, I can be active in improving and dealing with my condition and therefore continue to enjoy a good quality of life."


Nov 2021

"The course seemed daunting at the start with so many steps, but by persevering and with the variety of activities it seemed flow easily towards the end. I only wish that something like this had been available 30 years ago when my back problems started!"


Nov 2021

"Loved participating in this course, all good stuff to listen to and very helpful."


Jan 2022

"I have learned a lot from the course which has helped me to deal with my pain and mobility. It’s good to look back in the library."


Jan 2022

Flexible, accessible and on-demand

What's on the program

Pathway through Pain delivers all the elements of an intensive Pain Management Program (PMP). Individuals are led through 24-steps comprising of pre-recorded videos, exercises and assignments to practise in their own time.

The objective of the program is for participants to improve their health questionnaire scores for Anxiety (GAD-7), Depression (PHQ-9) and Disability (ODI). This is achieved through the practice of pain self-management methods, exercise, lifestyle changes and cognitive approaches learnt throughout the program. 

We recommend participants aim to complete the program in a month, but it can be done at their own pace, taking breaks when needed. There are also set break points within the program to help pace progress.

By the end, participants will have gained knowledge and practical skills to foster over the long-term, which help to let go of the fear of pain and see there are ways and means to live a normal life again.


Participants meet the pain-medicine experts who will be guiding and supporting them, and learn about the mechanics of pain and the way we think about pain. We assess how pain is affecting different areas of their lives.

relaxation and meditation

Individuals explore and practice relaxation and meditation techniques to manage pain. Learn about the relationship between tension and pain and improve their approach to pain recovery activities such as sleep.

Psychological Tools

Participants learn to understand chronic pain and fear it less. Re-examine their thoughts about pain and the situations they occur in. Explore ways to challenge and change unhelpful thinking about pain. 

Stretching Programme

We introduce a simple stretching program that helps participants manage persistent pain. Understand the physical effects and multiple benefits of stretching and practice simple exercises that improve body condition. 

Measuring and Assessing 

An individuals initial pain assessment also enables them to measure progress, see what is most effective and find the approach to pain management that works best. An optional confidential journal helps them to keep a private record of their struggles and achievements with pain management.


Continued access to the program library containing resources including The Home Stretching Programme and the Passive Relaxation Exercise.

The Pain Training Team

A multi-disciplinary expert team present the program on video, providing tips and practical advice to keep participants feeling supported and motivated. 

Teamwork Illustration

  • Pain Medicine Clinician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Pain Nurse
  • Mindfulness Specialist
  • Spinal Consultant
  • Occupational Health Professional
  • CBT Therapist

Try a 20-min Pain Management Meditation from the program


Participation by referral only

Pathway through Pain is only available to individuals via our licensed partners. We do not offer self-pay or other self-enrolment options. Our growing network of partners include healthcare services, workplaces, social enterprises, and other organisations who license our treatment programs for individuals in their catchment area or population.