How the Portal can enhance a patient’s care plan
The Power Over Pain Portal features two streams: A library of resources to help patients with chronic pain self-manage their symptoms, including pain education, mindfulness, mood, movement, nutrition, sleep, and stress-related resources. The other is a self-assessment tool, which allows patients to create an account and track their symptoms.
“Both of these resources are beneficial in practice for chiropractors and all other health care professionals providing care to patients living with chronic pain,” says Dr. Shergill. “As a clinician, I can direct my patients to this centralized hub of resources on the Portal and follow-up on their learning outcomes at their next visit. I can also direct them to the self-assessment feature, which can help me and my patient track their progress.”
Like in mental health, chronic pain involves a stepped-care continuum, or framework, where some elements of care can be provided quickly and openly to patients. This includes articles, workshops, courses, podcast and videos that don’t require a visit to a health care professional. Most of these resources are available on the Portal and can be integrated into practice, allowing the health care professional to focus on providing quality, higher level of patient care.