Chronic Pain ECHO (Past)

This ECHO Network has now concluded.

Below you will find the session recordings, presentations and resources discussed and presented during the series.

Please note, only the didactic presentations are recorded during the sessions. Group discussion and case presentations are not recorded.

External evaluation - Menzies Centre for Health Policy & Economics

The evaluation of the Chronic Pain ECHO Program was conducted by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics (MCHPE), University of Sydney. MCHPE received funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care, Australian Government grant (2020-24; GO2810) Pain Management - Health Professional Education and Training (in response to the National Strategic Action Plan) as part of a consortium project led by the University of Sydney.

The final report and presentation of results can be accessed below:

Session Resources

SESSION 1: 18/07/2022

Presentation Slides: Chronic Pain Management Fundamentals – The Biopsychosocial Model of Pain..
ACI Pain Management Network - this site contains information to enable patients to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain. The patient resources are available translated in several languages. The Healthcare Professional section on the webpage provides HCP resources and a link to Quick Steps to develop a pain management plan.
WA Health: painHEALTH - website to help and support people living with musculoskeletal pain in the management of their pain, health and wellbeing
The Pain Toolkit - the Pain Toolkit offers unique and tailored set of twelve tools to help and aid in pain self-management, plus a suite of tailored resources for both healthcare professionals and people living with persistent pain.
Chronic Pain Australia - the national grassroots voice of Australians living with chronic pain. Their website provides research-based information and support for people living with chronic pain.
Mindspot - general practitioners and other health professionals can refer patients to Mindspot for free, clinically validated online and telephone-based assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, substance use, and coping with chronic pain and chronic health conditions. No mental health treatment plan is required for patients to access the services.
THIS WAY UP - online programs designed to teach proven psychological skills to transform thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This platform run by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, researchers, and web technicians based at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) – a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales
Ten Top Tips for Self Management of Persistent Pain - video on tips for managing pain in primary care
Adelaide Pain Support Network - supported by the Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN). Provides peer support people with persistent pain via peer education/support groups delivered by trained facilitators.

SESSION 2: 2/08/2022

Presentation slides: Explain Pain to Patients

SESSION 3: 16/08/2022

Presentation slides: Psychological Strategies and Self-management Approaches to Pain Management
Resource 1: A calming Breathing Practice: SleepOwl , 2021 February 16. - Take a Deep Breath | Breathing Exercise in 2 min.
Resource 2: Mindfulness and pain, Pain Health, 2021 July 19.
Resource 3: Cosio D. Family: Their Role and Impact on Pain Management. Pract Pain Manag. 2019;19(7).
Resource 4: Importance of self-care planning COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing resources
Resources related to the case discussion

SESSION 4: 29/08/2022

Presentation Slides: Physical Therapies and Activity Pacing.
Resource 1: What does a physiotherapist do? , Pacing and Podcasts
Resource 2: University Physiotherapy Clinics
Resource 3: American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults:

SESSION 5: 12/09/2022

Presentation Slides: Types of Chronic Pain Focus on neuropathic pain & CRPS
Faculty of Pain Medicine, pain-Orientated sensory testing (POST) Guidelines:

SESSION 6: 26/09/2022

Presentation slides: Low back pain
Resource 1: Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (Short)
Resource 2: Low back pain: Clinical Care Standard, September 2022. (Australian Commission on safety and quality in Health Care)

SESSION 7: 10/10/2022

Presentation slides: Safe and effective use of medicines for chronic Pain
Resource 1: excellent clinical resources available on SA Health Pathways- medications in CNCP.
Resource 2: Consumer resources on ACI Pain Management Network- Pain and the role of medications

SESSION 8: 25/10/2022

Presentation Slides: Strategies to support opioid tapering in people with chronic pain
Pain Tools

SESSION 9: 7/11/2022

Presentation Slides: Secondary Prevention of Chronic Pain in the Pre-surgery and Pos- surgery/injury phase

SESSION 10: 22/11/2022

Presentation Slides : Sleep Management

Meet the Chronic Pain ECHO panel

Dr Clare Fairweather - GP Facilitator

ProHealthCare & Pelvic Pain Network

Dr Tim Semple

Pain Specialist, CALHN

Dr Tuan Vo

Pain Specialist & Occupational Physician, CALHN & PainMedSA

Dr Derek Yull

GP and Spinal Clinician, International Spine Centre, HealthSense Medical Centre

    Dr Carolyn Berryman

    Pain Physiotherapist, WCHN & UniSA

    Mark Cox

    Clinical Psychologist, PainMedSA, Integrate Psychology

    Annie Hopkins

    Clinical Psychologist, CALHN, myPhysioSA

      This program is supported with funding from RTWSA and CSAPHN