'I am very pleased to let you know that after this program, I have followed the exercises Jessica provided, as well as what I have learned from the program. My pain condition has improved gradually and significantly too. Everybody at work or in my family have asked me how I could get such a big improvement on my chronic neck pain, and they can see I have changed to a new and healthy woman!
Thank you to all people who involved the program!'
- Jan, Canberra
'You need to find out what makes you happy, be challenged, it is really hard work for us in Africa though we are determined to have a happy life even if it is with pain.
It is working, I am learning to manage my pain and I am committed to reducing the pain with the goal to eliminating it one day'.
- Wendy, Post- Cancer Pain Survivor
After being convinced by Brad Wood, Clinical Psychologist at RNSH to participate in the ADAPT PAIN CLINIC my life changed yet again for the better as it meant I had a chance to get off the opioid drugs and manage my pain by essentially retraining the brain.
The ADAPT program equipped me with the skills to first acknowledge that the current pain I was feeling would no longer harmful to me and through learnt techniques such pacing, goal setting, desensitisation practice, meditation and effective communication with family and friends I was able to successfully transition away from all drugs within a within the 3 week ADAPT program.
Although I still suffer from neuropathic pain today I have been able to return to fulltime work after nearly 2.5 years in rehab thanks to the techniques I have learnt at the ADAPT program.