What We Treat


Depression

If a person has depression, they have five or more of these symptoms (including at least one of the first two symptoms) nearly every day for at least two weeks:

  • Depressive mood
  • Loss of enjoyment and interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Lack of energy and tiredness
  • Feeling worthless or feeling guilty when they are not really at fault
  • Thinking a lot about death or suicide
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Moving more slowly or sometimes becoming agitated and unable to settle
  • Having sleeping difficulties or sometimes sleeping too much
  • Loss of interest in food or sometimes eating too much

Symptoms

  • Experience chronic fatigue or chronic pain (body ache)
  • Guilt
  • Neglect of responsibilities
  • Lack of energy
  • Anger
  • Loss of interest in personal appearance
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Mood swings
  • Slowed down
  • Sadness
  • Lack of emotional responsiveness
  • Using drugs and alcohol
  • Anxiety
  • Muscular pain
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Joint & back pain
  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Self blame
  • Crying spells


Our pain management programs

Programs designed to empower you on your journey to recovery

Our pain management programs are tailored just to suit you. Effective Chronic pain treatments vary between individuals, so it is important to us that we understand your background before treatment. Often chronic pain is ongoing, so it only makes sense to design programs for the long-term. At Beyond Pain we not only aim to treat persistent pain, but also promote chronic pain recovery. By the end of your program you will have:

Goal setting and
enjoyable activities

We believe it is vital that your rehabilitation program is based on what you want to achieve. This way we can help you work towards that. When you don’t have clear goals, you won’t have a clear sense of direction. Once you set your goals, we will help you to achieve them in a manageable way.

Stretch & exercise programs

We will teach you our program and show you how to set the numbers yourself and do them to a level you can manage. This will stop you from push yourself too hard and save you money in the longer term because you will know how to set up a program that works for you. It’s not about pushing, it’s about pacing.

Relaxation
techniques

We will teach you different types of relaxation techniques so that you can use whichever works best for you when you need it. They range from short 30 second techniques to the longer 20 minute techniques. Our techniques are also versatile- they can be performed at home, at work or on the tram.

Managing flare-ups & setbacks

We teach you the difference between a flare-up and setback and how best to manage them both. Understanding the difference between them will empower you with the skill to know when you need external help.

Getting a better
night’s sleep

Research tell us that good sleep is very important for health and well-being. If you don’t sleep well, your symptoms tends to be worse the next day. So we will teach you some strategies to get a better nights sleep.

Getting into the
right mindset

If are getting angry, frustrated, depressed and/or anxious, we will teach you a range of strategies to help you. We understand everyone is different, so we will find what will work best for you.

Returning to work / activity in a helpful way

Having structure in your day and a sense of self-worth is vital in life. If you are at a working age, we will discuss what special considerations are required to support you with your work. We will also show you how to get back to enjoyable activities because for metal and physical well-being- it is important to have some fun!

Intimacy and how
to get it back

Often a delicate topic of discussion, but an integral part of life, we will discuss what you can do to help get this back into your life. We understand that everyone is at a different stage of intimacy and we are happy to work around your needs.

Learn how
to be heard

By the end your program, you will have a greater understanding and a sense of control of you condition. You may even save on costly ongoing treatments. Most people find noticeable improvement in their quality of life within the first month of treatment.


We can help

Beyond Pain is renowned for its unique personalised service, and the ability to achieve successful outcomes within a short time period.

Beyond pain understand the complexity of living with a mental illness. We understand that it’s not easy just to be positive. What we provide is a tailored solution incorporating physical activity with counselling techniques to help you take back control of your condition. It’s not just about sitting and listening – it’s about listen, planning and doing.

Our Approach

  • Detailed assessment to understand what you’ve been through, we really listen so we know what we need to do to help you.
  • Support your requests to bring family and/or friends to nominated sessions to educate and help teach them because research shows support networks are essential
  • Ongoing contact after the program if you have any issues
  • Really understand what’s important to you and what you would like to achieve
  • We can work with Life/Income Protection schemes
  • A Tailored program with strategies to help you recover and move on with your life
  • We can work with your existing therapists
  • Psychological strategies to tackle unhelpful thoughts and emotions
  • Incorporating yogic breathing and other mindfulness strategies
  • A Tailored program with strategies to help you recover and move on with your life
  • We treat all compensable schemes including Medicare
  • Flexible sessions because we understand the challenges of living with mental illness


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Who We Work With

Professional Alliances