ACC funded Pain Management Programme
At Southern Rehab we know that pain is complex and very personal. Pain can be distressing, disabling and persistent. It can stop you doing the things you want to do and that give your life meaning.
The good news is that Southern Rehab’s team of expert clinicians have developed a programme funded by ACC to help you learn why your injury related pain is persisting. Southern Rehab leads the way in successful client outcomes in New Zealand in the ACC-funded Pain Management Programme, making Southern Rehab the ideal provider for you. Improving your knowledge about your pain is very powerful, helping you to change how you act and react, think and focus. Our team will work with you to learn more about your existing strengths and skills and actively involve you in the development of a personalised rehab programme, helping you to get back to living your best possible life.
Depending on your individual needs, your rehabilitation team may be made up from medical specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and clinical psychologists. As well as these team members, medication reviews may be provided by pharmacists and dietary advice from dietitians. Your pain management plan may also include: assessment in the home and community-based activities; pain education based on your personal learning style, and a wide range of pain management techniques.
The Southern Rehab integrated approach means we will work with your doctor (general practitioner or medical specialist) or primary healthcare professional as well as with your workplace (where appropriate) to ensure we have a good understanding of how your pain affects you. It is helpful for us to have all the information we need, to enable us to assist you with your pain management and give you the very best of our integrated approach.
To enter the ACC funded programme, you need to be referred by your doctor or primary healthcare professional. You can complete the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening questionnaire below and have it assessed by your referrer or fill out the online referral form with your doctor or primary healthcare professional. If you meet the criteria your referrer will then submit the completed and assessed form together with a referral to Southern Rehab. At this time, you will also need to supply a completed ACC6273 – Provider referral for pain management form. One of our team will then contact you directly to arrange an appointment.
You can still participate in our Pain Rehabilitation Programme even if your doctor or primary healthcare professional isn’t able to refer you. In this situation, you can self-refer and pay the costs of participating in the programme directly. The cost will depend on your individual needs and you can find out more by contacting your local Southern Rehab clinic. For more information on how to enter the programme without a doctor or primary healthcare professional’s referral, and for the cost, please contact Mark Ottley, Clinical Lead Pain Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a doctor or primary healthcare professional and would like to refer your client to the ACC funded Southern Rehab Pain Management Programme, please fill out the below online form with your client. Assess based on your client’s responses and if eligible, follow the directions to submit the form and email the referral to email@example.com
If you are unable to fill out the online form with your client, you can download the questionnaire for them to complete and return to you. Then fill out the online form at a later date. You will also need to supply your patient’s completed ACC6273 – Provider referral for pain management form to be attached to the email you will receive.
Southern Rehab Pain Management Programme referral form
If you would like to self-refer into the Southern Rehab Pain Management Programme, please download the PDF form, fill it out and email it to