PainWise First Steps class, Albany
This free, six-week course will provide participants with effective tools to help manage chronic pain. Each session will incorporate behavioral health and gentle movement components with instruction by a trained behaviorist and a physical therapist.
The behavioral health topics include the impact of pain on thoughts and emotions, the effectiveness and risks of narcotics, guarding against nerve compression, mindfulness exercises and more. The gentle movement topics will cover exercise and stretching, the difference between muscle fatigue and pain, alternative and nontraditional exercise, and more.
Anyone who experiences ongoing pain is encouraged to attend. To register or to request additional classes to better match your schedule, contact Samaritan Health Education at (866) 243-7747 or SHSHealthEd@samhealth.org.
This PainWise First Steps course is sponsored by Samaritan Health Services.