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OARKaH is currently being offered in a hybrid model (online and in-person).

All other groups have been postponed until further notice.

Our OTs and PTs have put together a collection of online resources for your home use during this time.


Pain Education and Self Management at Home Resources


With close to 20% of the population living with chronic pain, the McMaster Family Health Team offers three pain management services.

Chronic Pain Management Group

The goal of this group is to teach participants the many non-pharmaceutical (without using medicines) means of managing daily activities despite the experience of pain.

An opportunity to learn new skills and to optimize skills that you have already learned to help you manage your chronic pain and achieve your goals.

The group has an inter-professional approach including input from an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, social worker, dietician, pharmacist, a family medicine pain consultant and a narrative medicine consultant.

Referrals to the group can be made by contacting our occupational therapist or speaking to your family doctor. The group runs four times a year, with each session running for nine weeks.

Osteroarthritis Rehabilitation Knee and Hip (OARKaH) (now offered as a virtual and in-class series)

Learn self-management strategies for living with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip and attend free exercise classes.

Do you have painful knees and hips from Osteoarthritis?

Would you like to learn how to manage your pain with exercise taught by physiotherapists?

Then this 6 week program is for you!

Pain Consultations

An assessment by a family doctor with a specialty in medical management of chronic pain can be completed in our clinic. Referrals to this specialist can be made by your family doctor or nurse practitioner.

McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine