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The OPT-IN program assists people with persistent pain to improve their quality of life through individually tailored exercise and education.

OPT-IN Program

Persistent pain is a complex experience, which can affect all aspects of your life. There is no single path that everyone can take to recover, or manage their pain more effectively.

At Pain Options you will have an exercise program specifically tailored for you by a senior Physiotherapist. We include education throughout the program to help you understand the pain puzzle.

The skills that you learn will assist you to either recover from your pain, or learn to live well with it. You will learn how to safely increase your activity levels to more fully participate in work, family and recreation.

Fibromyalgia and Opt-In


How to participate

OPT-IN is a flexible program that you can complete in a number of ways. Most people attend weekly and complete the program within 10 to 15 sessions.

If you’re already seeing a Physiotherapist, or other health care practitioner, our program can be completed alongside your current treatment.

We work closely with other health professionals, as often a team approach is required to achieve the best outcomes.

OPT-IN is designed to help people with persistent pain.

Common types of pain problems that benefit from this approach are fibromyalgia, widespread pain and persistent pain that has not responded to other medical or surgical management.

It is not suitable for people with acute pain (less than six weeks), or those with palliative cancer pain.

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