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Pain Rehabilitation is an outpatient treatment program in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation created to treat patients with chronic pain. 

Pain Rehabilitation

In accordance with the Care Innovation and Community Involvement Program (CICIP), the University of Toledo committed to specific quality improvement efforts centered on opioid use disorder including providing alternative options to manage their pain. One alternative treatment option we are now offering is an interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program, which has been shown to be an effective approach in the treatment of chronic pain.

Pain Rehabilitation utilizes a team approach to provide an individualized treatment plan, with contributions from physical medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and counselors. Treatment includes pain education, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, mindfulness, exercise, and lifestyle coaching.  

Goals of the program include empowering patients struggling with chronic pain to improve their quality of life and function, minimizing the use of narcotic pain medications, decreasing healthcare utilization, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. 

Candidates for the program include patients with chronic, non-cancer pain of >3 months duration that has failed standard treatment options. Patients should be agreeable to weaning from narcotic medications and to attending the program in its entirety. Possible diagnoses that may benefit include:  

This voluntary outpatient program is 7 weeks long, 3 days per week with rolling admission. To be considered for enrollment, the patient must be referred to Dr. Ashley Schneider, MD for an evaluation. This will likely be followed by individual evaluations by a counselor and physical therapist. The program activities will be conducted at UTMC in the Morse Center, on the 3rd floor of Dowling Hall. 

Treatment Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between the hours of 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  

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  • Health Science Campus
  • Medical Pavilion
  • 1125 Hospital Drive, Toledo, OH 43614, Room 0030

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Last Updated: 6/27/22