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The Pain Care Group – What do we do?

19 October 2016

The Pain Care Group is a Johannesburg based interdisciplinary management facility whose mission is to bring pain relief to chronic pain sufferers specifically in the work environment.

The Pain Care Group was established by Martin Elvey in 2012. He saw an opportunity in the industry for an organisation that could assist chronic pain sufferers in their needs to get back into the working force and to become a contributing part of society again.

Today the Pain Care Group is a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals all trained to help patients to manage their pain. We don’t only focus on getting employees back to work, but we focus on our patient’s quality of life and want to help them live their life to the fullest – pain free!

At the Pain Care Group we aim to get to the root of the problem, treating the cause and not just the symptoms. Our interdisciplinary team are medical professionals – physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists and biokeneticists specialised in skills associated to chronic pain healing.

Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to work on a physical, emotional and social level. The team works together and patient’s progress is assessed on an ongoing basis. We specialise in patients that have suffered an injury on duty, at risk employees that suffer from pain that is affecting work attendance, as well as employees that are beginning to show signs of pain that affects their work ability. More than that we focus on individuals who are experiencing a lesser quality of life due to pain, caused by injuries or accidents. Our focus is to get you pain free and living again.

Our approach at the Pain Care Clinic is simple, we treat each patient as an individual to get to the root of their pain. We do a targeted diagnosis which allows us to design a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, tailored to the patient’s particular needs. We practice proven methods and evidence based therapies to ensure each patient sees and feels the results.

Our interdisciplinary staff work as a team, providing monthly progress assessment reports and ongoing feedback to relevant parties to ensure everyone including, you the patient, is on the same page during your treatment program.

All the treatments offered by the Pain Care Group can be claimed through medical aid and are recognised by insurance companies which makes it more affordable for you as the patient.

The Pain Care Group focuses on targeted diagnosis and can accurately assess the potential to recover from pain, enabling the patient to move beyond current limitations back to a normal existence. Our goal is to get the patient back to life doing what they love.

We support early intervention. The earlier we get to work with your pain the faster we can get the rehabilitation process working. Evidence supports that intervention within 2 years of suffering an injury, or experiencing pain, results in more effective and successful treatment.

We treat all kinds of conditions at the Pain Care Group, but we focus on the following:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain
  • Head/Neck Injuries
  • Joints
  • Injuries on Duty
  • Chronic Sports Injuries
  • Failed Surgery
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue

Our staff is always willing to answer any questions, if you would like more information about our treatment plans or our healthcare professionals, we would love to hear from you.