The Get up and Go Persistent Pediatric Pain Service is a rehabilitation program aimed at helping your child regain function and return to usual activities.
It consists of a two week inpatient stay followed by a two week day patient program. During this time, the team will work together on a plan that is right for your child in order to reach these goals.
What is persistent pain and how can we help?
Persistent pain (lasting longer than three months) takes a team to successfully treat it. As Canada’s first inpatient interdisciplinary pediatric pain service, we are committed to working together with you and your family to create a plan that is right for you.
Service criteria - persistent pediatric pain service
The following information is to assist practitioners navigate the referral process for the Get up and go: persistent pediatric pain service at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Only referrals from a chronic pain clinic in Ontario will be considered. Referrals are assessed and prioritized for children and families with persistent pain, and who meet the following criteria:
- All reasonable investigations have been complete
- Reasonable and accessible pain treatments have been tried with insufficient success
- Pain has a significant impact on some aspects of life including self-care, sleep, mobility, school attendance, leisure activities, relationships and/or mood
- Client and family have consented to the referral
- Clients who require opioid weaning
- Conversion Disorder
Typical diagnoses include:
- CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome)
- Widespread pain with sleep disturbance
- Chronic abdominal pain
Referrals are particularly encouraged when the child has:
- Exacerbations of persistent pain that resulted in Emergency Department admissions
- Complex psychosocial influences that affect pain behaviour which require specialized assessment and care
Get up and go: persistent pediatric pain service will require:
- Completion of the referral form
- Accompanying documents where appropriate
Note: Incomplete forms may delay the referral process. Upon discharge from the Get up and go: persistent pediatric pains service, the referring physician/provider will receive a written report with recommendations for ongoing management and a follow-up appointment will be made with the referring chronic pain clinic.