The Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne are excited to announce the release of painTRAINER (www.painTRAINER.org).
The painTRAINER program is an interactive, online program that teaches you effective strategies to manage your pain. The painTRAINER program is made up of 8 sessions, each lasting about 30-45 minutes. It is recommended that you complete one session per week. The painTRAINER program uses techniques that have been tested in scientific research.
- Learn about how using pain coping skills changes the way you react to pain.
- Learn a variety of pain coping skills and how to use them in your everyday life. Practicing the skills is an important part of the program.
- Contains useful resources to log your practice, set reminders, and a workbook that is provided digitally, so that people may print/download for their own use.
- Available free-of-charge to all users (e.g. people with persistent pain, physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, educators, researchers)
The current, updated painTRAINER was created by researchers (Professor Kim Bennell and Professor Rana Hinman) at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Dr Christine Rini (Northwestern University) and Dr Francis Keefe (Duke University). It was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain, Australia (Grant Number 1079078) and the Myeloma Division of the John Theurer Cancer Center of Hackensack University Medical Center (New Jersey, U.S.A.).
Take part in our other research projects
Mobile app for Knee Osteoarthritis (MappKO)
This study is comparing the effects of physiotherapy versus physiotherapy and a mobile app on knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Shoes for Chronic Hip Pain (SCHIPP)
This study is comparing the effects of two classes of readily available off-the-shelf shoes on hip pain and osteoarthritis symptoms.
Exercise and Weight loss for Knee Pain (POWER)
This study is comparing the effects of exercise versus exercise and weight loss programs on knee osteoarthritis symptoms and weight loss.
Physiotherapists' Survey: Managing Hip Pain (CHASE)
This study is examining how physiotherapists manage chronic hip pain.
Athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in girls and women
This study is assessing athletic footwear for reducing knee loads in female netball players.
Ankle sprains in netball
This study is investigating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability in netball.
Shoes for Adolescent Kneecap Pain (SHAPE)
This study is investigating the effects of shoes on kneecap pain in adolescents.
Online Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis (RETREAT)
This study is comparing the effects of a self-directed 12-week online Tai Chi program plus online education with online education alone on knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Footwear for adolescent kneecap forces
This study is investigating the effects of different off the shelf shoes on kneecap joint forces in adolescents.