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PATH Self-Management Workshop Series for Individuals with Chronic Pain Begins Sept. 22 | Practice Transformation Institute

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Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; 248-260-8466; barbara@eafocus.com
 
Troy, Mich. —Aug. 23, 2016—Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organization providing continuing medical education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, will present a six-week program on self –management for individuals with chronic pain and their families. Michigan’s Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Chronic Pain Self-Management Program begins Sept. 22 and follows the principles of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), an evidence-based program that provides multiple benefits to patients with chronic conditions. The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is based on the CDSMP.
 
The workshop is free and facilitated by co-leaders trained in the PATH program. It will be held on Thursday afternoons for six weeks beginning Sept. 22, with the last session on Oct. 27. PATH is a six-week workshop that offers tips on day-to-day living to help participants improve their health, feel better and be better able to face the challenges of living with an ongoing health condition. Subjects discussed in the chronic pain workshop include:
 
• Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
• Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
• Appropriate use of medications
• Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
• Nutrition
• Pacing activity and rest
• How to evaluate treatment options
• Action planning, problem solving and decision-making
 
The workshop will be held at the Country Creek Medical Building, 4986 N. Adams Road, Rochester 48306 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm in the conference room. To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ptichronicpain or contact Carla Irvin at 248.310.8476 or cirvin@transformcoach.org. Or to find a PATH workshop near you, visit the Healthy Programs in Michigan website