Pain Support Program

Team-based services for those with chronic pain to reduce and live better with pain. Includes physiotherapy, self-management education, medication management, counselling.

If you are struggling with pain and are unable to engage in life as you have before, the NFHT Pain Management Program might be for you. Our approach explores the interaction between pain and the body, mind and relationships and how they can all contribute to a person’s overall quality of life.

  • Adults 18 years of age or older
  • Experiencing non-cancer related pain
  • With impending surgery or procedures worried about their pain management
  • Through initial assessment to explore patient needs based on their personal pain experiences
  • Follow-up with appropriate providers based on their personalized needs
  • Group exploring mindfulness approaches to pain management
  • Education around pain, why we experience it and how to best manage it
  • Better understand pain and all the factors that contribute to it
  • Learn how to live your life to the fullest even though pain may still be present
  • Opportunity to explore specific goals related to function
  • Physiotherapist Theo Barker
  • Counsellor Ester Odermatt
  • Pharmacist Karen Peters
  • Other health professionals as required

Self-referral: Call the NFHT Office and book a Pain Support Program Orientation at your convenience.


Power Over Pain Portal – click here.

Stay in tune for in-person and online education opportunities through NFHT.

Previous Education Topics Include

We will review the topics outlined here to guide your conversations with your health  care providers as you work together on the best treatment plan for you:

  • Telling your chronic pain story • Setting goals • Staying active • Your well-being • Medications

For the Patient Guide on chronic pain, please click here

More information to come or email

Physiotherapist Theo Barker will lead this session.

Ester Odermatt our expert on Mindfulness will lead this session.

Learn about an online tool to support your journey to living well with pain.

Pain 101 presented by our NFHT team will cover:

  • what is pain
  • what increases the risk of pain persisting
  • how to best manage pain

Members of the public are welcome to join this free education seminar in person at our office in the Lower Level of the Northumberland Mall. Please call 289-252-2139 or email to register.

To join online via a Zoom webinar please click the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.