Non-opioid pain management solution delivered online.
For Health Professionals
Let us help you care for your patients with evidence-based, non-pharmacological treatment for chronic pain.
Putting Evidence into Practice
There is a vast body of research pointing to a need for change in the way musculoskeletal pain is managed clinically.
There’s another large set of literature that details how difficult “high value” pain care is to implement.
Clearing red flags, avoiding unnecessary scans and telling people to keep moving doesn’t seem to fulfil the kind of care you want to give your patients.
Your schedule is tight, and your next patient is waiting for you.
That makes it hard to truly understand the complexity of someone’s pain and life.
Even when you understand the need for a biopsychosocial perspective on chronic pain, you often have limited referral options. It’s a challenge to find the right education, movement therapy and psychological support specifically for chronic pain. Brain Changer can help you.
Easing the Burden for Doctors
People living with persisting pain don’t know where to turn for help, so they turn to their primary care doctors.
So, where do Doctors turn to help someone with a complex pain problem that can’t be crammed into a 15 minute appointment?
Stepped models of pain care have been shown to be effective at delivering the right care at the right time. For someone that’s failing to progress with “usual care”, Brain Changer is a step up that can help your patients turn their health and lives around in a positive direction.
Upgrading Allied Health Care
Allied health care workers need a hand too!
Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other allied health professionals play a vital and important role in helping people with persisting pain get well again.
Brain Changer helps you supplement your movement and manual therapy practices with coaching that supports your clients to succeed with you. Additionally, the data and insights generated by your patients’ regular use of the Brain Changer app will allow you to effectively identify what each patient needs and customize your treatment plan accordingly.
We’re hiring allied health pain coaches – join Brain Changer
Compensable Care Pathways
Brain Changer is approved for referral for most Worker’s Compensation Insurers in ACT, NT, WA and Tasmania as an early intervention 3 months post pain onset.
Approval for the program for NSW, QLD and Victoria is pending, and may be accepted out of state in specific circumstances.
Brain Changer is suitable as a stand-alone referral for patients in rural and regional areas without access to clinical services.
Collaborative care is established for people referred within an existing health care team environment.
Private Patient Pathways
Brain Changer is available for private clients on a self-paying or limited insurance coverage model.
As our program is delivered by registered health professionals, clients may claim per session with their health insurer.
Brain Changer has specific inclusion criteria that private patients need to fulfill to determine their suitability for a self-management program.
- 12-week telemedicine-based pain recovery program
- psychologically-informed personalised coaching delivered by registered health professionals
- app based pain self-management knowledge and skill development program
- curriculum-led pain education
- graded exposure-based movement program
- person-centred care across all health domains in context of pain treatment
- care co-ordination with existing health professionals
Curriculum and Reporting
Progress reports are issued at intake, 6 weeks and 12 weeks for compensable clients, and at completion for private clients. Care co-ordination during the program is conducted as needed by the client, coach and health care team particularly involving medication changes and shared goal setting.
Brain Changer’s Standard Curriculum includes:
- Understanding a contemporary, neuroscience-based model of pain and making sense of persisting pain in a whole-person context.
- Movement-based rehabilitation based on models of exposure and expectancy violation
- Pain self-management skills practice of pacing, danger detection and safety signaling.
- Mindfulness and self-regulation training
- Lifestyle strategies for stress, sleep, diet and social connection.
- Values identification and goal-achievement systems
- Flare up planning and long-term helpful habit formation