2017-05-18 / Entertainment

Chronic Pain Management Workshop at Gifford

Chronic Pain Management Workshop in Randolph

Free six-week workshop starts Wednesday, June 7


RANDOLPH – Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than 3 to 6 months.


The program offers support and education, including techniques to deal with common problems (frustration, fatigue, isolation, or poor sleep); exercises to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance; and tips for talking with your family, friends, and health-care professionals about pain.


Chronic pain conditions include: musculoskeletal pain (neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.), fibromyalgia, postsurgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months, neuropathic pain, and post stroke pain. This workshop can also benefit people with persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, or those who experience severe muscular pain from conditions such as multiple sclerosis.


The Chronic Pain Self-management Program workshop starts on WednesdayJune, 7, 2017 and will continue through July 19 (no class July 5). Classes will meet once a week from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gifford Conference Center in Randolph. To register or for more information call 802-728-7714.


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