Therapists in the Outpatient Therapy programs work with the Kernan Pain Management Center’s team. This team consists of a physician, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and behavioral psychologist. The team approaches the care of patients with chronic pain such as from fibromyalgia, low back disorders, and peripheral neuropathies from several perspectives, all of them working towards one patient-centered goal.
For continuity of care, the team meets on a weekly basis to help progress patients towards their goals. We refer patients to other health care experts such as dieticians and acupuncturists as needed. Many of the patients who receive treatment at the Center receive a referral for a physical therapy evaluation and treatment.
Please note that we require a physician’s referral and insurance authorization for Pain Management Center services.