Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


Chronic Pain Clinic

Highland Primary Care Network's Chronic Pain Clinic provides care to patients with chronic pain. The clinic helps patients to improve their function and activity, decrease stress and learn self-management strategies to improve pain management. The clinic is focused primarily on teaching self-management techniques.

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes 

What do patients do at the program?

Typically, our patients:

  • Participate in their treatment program, including individual and group appointments

  • Practice goal setting

  • Complete a pain diary

  • Do exercises as agreed upon to improve function

  • The patient develops an individual pain management plan together with the team.

Member doctors can refer patients to the Highland PCN Chronic Pain Clinic. Patients will then be invited to the Explaining Pain class which is a group education session. The Explaining Pain class is the first step in the Chronic Pain Program. Patients are encouraged to attend group education sessions to learn skills to better manage their pain. Other groups and individual appointments are tailored to meet patients' needs. 

Group appointments include:

  • Introduction to the Chronic Pain Management Program  - Explaining  Pain

  • Self Management group

A team of healthcare professionals helps patients learn how to better manage their pain and activities on a daily basis.

Our team of healthcare professionals includes:

  • Family physician with a special interest in chronic pain

  • Registered nurse

  • Clinical pharmacist

  • Registered dietitian

  • Kinesiologist

  • Social worker

Chronic pain resources

We also recommend:

Lectures through the AHS Chronic Pain Centre 

Alberta Healthy Living Program 

The Pain Toolkit