Pain management education and behaviour change coaching aids return to work outcomes.
Brain Changer’s evidence-based, outcome measured and workflow standardised pain treatment program helps your claimants get back to work (and life!)
Standardised Pain Treatment
There it is again, another software alert for a person with a high risk claim that’s not progressing with usual care after a work injury.
What options do you have to help this person?
Surgery, interventional pain management and long-term practitioner treatment not only drive up costs, but they are not the best pathway to recovery for someone with persisting pain. The longer someone has pain, the less strongly that pain is associated with tissue damage that can be “fixed”.
Pain that persists is caused by changes in the brain and nervous system, as well as numerous changes that occur in the body due to inactivity. The cycle of pain, loss of physical function and psychosocial changes results in the patterns of disability associated with chronic pain. Understanding the role of the brain in pain, and working holistically with education, movement and psychologically-informed behaviour change can help people break themselves out of the pain cycle.
Brain Changer delivers this evidence-based pain care as a systematised 12-week program run by upskilled registered health professionals via telemedicine. These telemedicine sessions are reinforced and expanded upon by an easy-to-use mobile application readily available to the patient around the clock.
Early Intervention Model
Persisting pain can affect people’s life for decades, if not for their lifetime.
Contemporary pain science shows us that people have more potential for recovery than previously thought IF they get the right, science-based treatment.
Brain Changer’s program is designed to give you an easy-to-make early intervention referral pathway for holistic, evidence-based care available anywhere via telemedicine.
Recovery NOT Management
Is recovery from persisting pain realistic and reasonable?
A modern, scientific understanding of pain says “yes” and the many people that have recovered to full and active lives are a testament to that.
It’s important to distinguish recovery from pain management.
Management requires learning to live and work around pain. It keeps pain as the main focus of the patient’s life, emphasizes limitations in activity and ability (what the patient can’t or shouldn’t do), and does not instill a sense of hope in that patient that she can learn to a fulfilling engagement with life and work.
In contrast, a science-based approach to recovery means finding ways to do challenging activities in a way that enables positive adaptations and increased capacity.
This approach requires active engagement of the person and their capacity for learning and adapting in a personalised system of self-management of body, mind, social and environmental factors.
Communication and Teamwork
Do you wonder what you’re paying for when you approve a treatment plan?
Plans and protocols vary from clinician to clinician, especially in treating persisting pain.
It’s too easy for people who are not progressing to get lost in a circuit of appointments, scans and various interventions, all without measurable progress.
Not only do they needlessly suffer by missing out on the care they need, but they represent the claims that become expensive. Brain Changer’s program is data-driven and outcome measured for functional, behavioural and learning related progress over time.
Brain Changer’s coaches provide you with feedback and reports throughout the program so you know how your claimant is progressing. This feedback and measurement assists case management and goal achievement across the whole care team.