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.
This PainWise course is sponsored by Samaritan Health Services.