Pathway through Pain

Category: Body areas

£40 or free via referral in some areas

Pathway through Pain is an online course to help you manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. 

The programme guides you through all the elements of an intensive pain management programme. 

You can work through the course at your own pace as there's no time limit for completion.


Who is it suitable for?

Anyone over the age of 18 who has experienced musculoskeletal pain for 6 months or more.

How does it work?

The Pathway through Pain programme helps you:

  • take a new approach to pain recovery activities, such as relaxation and sleep
  • use pacing techniques to avoid pain flare-ups
  • understand the causes and mechanisms of chronic pain
  • relieve pain with guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation
  • practise simple stretches that improve your body condition
  • overcome pain flare-ups and setbacks more effectively
  • take a gradual approach to increasing your pain tolerance
  • work on improving your pain management skills
  • reduce the impact of pain on your daily life

Report an issue

You can contact the developer directly to report any issue or if you have any questions about this product.

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How do I access it?

Pathway through Pain is available on the developer's website for a one-off payment of £40. 

The chronic pain services of these NHS trusts offer the course for free via referral:

  •      Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  •      Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  •      Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  •      Kent Community Health NHS Trust
  •      NHS Somerset
  •      NHS Tayside
  •      Solent NHS Trust

The course is offered for free via GP referral in these areas:

  •      NHS Isle of Wight CCG
  •      NHS Greater Preston CCG

If the course does not meet your expectations in any way, the developer will provide a full refund. 

Page last reviewed: 27/06/2019
Next review due: 27/06/2022


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