All posts in “chronic pain”

Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group

Group Name: Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group
Description: We are a group of people who have managed to live with Fibromyalgia and are interested in supporting other individuals who are learning how to deal with their Fibromyalgia symptoms. Our approach is to support people with Fibromyalgia in a friendly setting as they discover how to manage their symptoms.

To date Fibromyalgia is perhaps one of the most challenging chronic pain conditions actively under investigation in the world pain community. The most recent findings provide hope for better symptom control. The cause or causes of Fibromyalgia are still not known. Most research supports the hypothesis that Fibromyalgia is the result of changes in the central nervous system (Spinal Cord and Brain).

Where: Bayview Village Loblaws, 2877 Bayview Village 2nd floor, (Sheppard Ave. and Bayview subway stop). FREE parking!

When: Our meetings are 1-3 pm the 1st Wednesday of each month from September-July.

Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic – Chronic Pain

Group Name: Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic – Chronic Pain

Description: The Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic is located on the ground floor of the Rouge Valley Health System building. Rouge Valley offers education programs to support patients living with many different chronic disease conditions. These programs will help you learn to manage your condition and prevent it from worsening. This is an OHIP funded clinic that provides education, nutrition and exercises for diseases and conditions such as arthritis, COPD, chronic pain, osteoporosis, hypertension, asthma and smoking cessation.

Chronic pain is defined as a pain that persists for over a three-month period or longer. That pain can be intermittent, occurring for short periods throughout the day; or it can be persistent, and may be continuous all day. Pain can mean different things to different people, and what works for one person doesn’t always work for another. Our education clinic at Rouge Valley Health System offers you many options and avenues to help you individualize your care. We can help you learn to increase your quality of life, so that you aren’t just living with chronic pain—you’re living well with chronic pain. When requested, individuals can arrange to meet with a registered dietitian the following day at Rouge Valley.

Where: Rouge Valley Health System 580 Harwood Avenue South | Ajax, ON L1S 2J4

When: Meetings are held on Mondays from 1-2 p.m or Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.

Contact: Sue 905-683-2320 Ext. 1182 | preventioneduclinics@rougevalley.ca | www.rougevalley.ca

North Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group

Group Name: North Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group

Description: They help people suffering with fibromyalgia by talking, sharing our experiences, and bringing in professionals to speak about this illness/disease. Being a support group, they meet in person once a month (and correspond by email) so fellow sufferers need not be alone in dealing with fibromyalgia. Through discussion they try to learn from each other how best to cope with this illness/disease. Meetings are free of charge and fragrance free.

Where: Armour Heights Presbyterian Church 105 Wilson Avenue, | Toronto, ON M5M 2Z9

When: From 1:00-3:00 pm the 4th Thursday each month from September-November and January-June. Our December meeting is also held on a Thursday, but earlier in the month. Call to confirm times/locations.

Contact: Vicki 416-256-3532 | Ellen nortorfmgroup@gmail.com

Bridgepoint Chronic Pain Support Group

Group Name: Bridgepoint Chronic Pain Support Group

Description: We have a rich and diverse history at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare. For over a century we have served the healthcare needs of our community during some of the most pressing healthcare challenges of our time. If you are dealing with multiple health conditions and can’t get to the bottom of it, we are your solution. We understand the need to get back to your life so we created an entire approach designed for you – it’s called active healthcare.

To assist members in their daily living with chronic pain through practical support and information exchange. http://www.bridgepointhealth.ca/painmanagement

Where: 14 Mathews Rd. | Toronto ON M5P 1R4

When: The 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2-3:30 pm at the Bridgepoint Hospital, 14 Mathews Rd.(Broadview and Gerrard). There are no membership fees.

Contact: 416-461-8252 | www.bridgepointhealth.ca

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