Each child’s pain is unique, so their treatment should be too. We treat pain using a biopsychosocial approach which means we look at the mental, physical and social aspects of a child’s pain.
Our team includes a number of pediatric specialists including physical and occupational therapists, health psychologists, anesthesiologists and rehabilitation medicine doctors and palliative care (care for people living with a serious illness). We work together to create individual treatment plans that optimize pain control while minimizing side effects.
Programs we offer include:
Acute pain service: Focuses on managing pain after surgery or an injury.
Inpatient pediatric pain management team: The team includes pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric acute pain and palliative care services. This team collaborates with other services including health psychology, physical and occupational therapy, Child Life and other specialties to approach pain in an individualized and holistic manner.
For more complex pain syndromes we may make a referral to a regional pediatric pain center for children that need follow up specifically for pain on an outpatient basis.