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 What We Do

The Rehabilitation Pain Service (RPS) – one arm of the Comprehensive Integrated Pain Program (CIPP) at UHN – is based at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (University Centre site). We provide patients with a clear medical diagnosis and treatment plan for their symptoms of body pain, mood changes and reduced ability to function. Our multidisciplinary team includes a number of different health providers, including doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and pharmacists, to deliver our services and contribute to your care plan.

Our goal is to improve and maintain the function of patients with chronic pain. By providing patients with a clear treatment plan and a team of professionals to help put it into practice, we aim to help patients better manage their chronic pain using personalized strategies for improvement.

Services Provided by the Rehabilitation Pain Service (RPS)

The RPS team includes a number of different health providers, including doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and chiropractors, to deliver our services and contribute to your care plan. You will meet the team at your first appointment, so please come prepared to spend up to 2 hours at our clinic to discuss your complete history, do a thorough examination and make recommendations for your care.

At the end of your first visit, patients will receive a treatment plan that may include the following:

  • Pharmacy consultation and medication optimization
  • Medical interventions (e.g., injections, nerve blocks)
  • Education
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Self-management strategies
  • Referrals to internal and/or external programs and providers
    • RECOUP Program: If your healthcare team feels you may benefit from a specialized rehab program for chronic pain self-management, you may be referred to the Rehab & Education for Control Over Unresolved Pain (RECOUP) program. All eligible participants will be considered for this program automatically. Each patient participating in RECOUP is assigned a coach on the therapy team, who uses a motivational interviewing approach to work with them on individualized goal setting, problem-solving, and action planning. Participants learn about pain and self-management strategies through group modules and/or telephone consultations. All modules are conducted virtually, with the exception of hydrotherapy programming which occurs onsite. Please refer to the RECOUP Virtual Program Description      for further detail.

How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.​​

 Materials and Resources to Help You

Visit our Health Information section and find dedicated resources to help you understand your condition. Find the information​ you'r​e looking for.​​​​​​​​​

 Meet Our Team

We work with patients to help them understand chronic pain and provide them with the knowledge and tools to manage their condition. With our help, they discover a range of treatment options to deal with the symptoms they experience, including both medical treatment and alternative therapies.

Medical Director: Dr. John Flannery

Staff physicians or specialists:

Our team also includes a nurse practitioner, nurses, chiropractors, pharmacists and rehabilitation providers. Given our partnership with the University of Toronto, some of your care may be provided by healthcare professionals who are training under the supervision of our staff. These healthcare professionals will identify themselves to you.​