painHEALTH resource for consumers

painHEALTH (external site) is a consumer-focussed, evidence-based, self-management web resource for people living with musculoskeletal pain. 

Its purpose is to help consumers living with musculoskeletal pain access reliable and useful information to assist in the co-management of their condition.

The resource includes:

  • information about the most common musculoskeletal conditions and current best practice treatment including self-management options
  • pain self-check tools to help consumers screen for risk factors for chronic pain or serious medical conditions
  • handy resources for consumers to actively manage their pain, such as YouTube clips, audio files and downloadable information to assist with staying physically and mentally well
  • real-life stories from consumers about how they manage their musculoskeletal pain and remain engaged in life and work
  • interviews with leading health professionals on how to best treat and manage musculoskeletal pain
  • information about where to seek help in Western Australia.

The WA Department of Health, Curtin University and University of Western Australia have partnered to develop this website, and in 2014, it was awarded the WA Health Excellence Award for empowering patients.

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