The Gold Standard of Treatment for Chronic Pain
The backbone of the Ennis Centre for Pain Management (ECPM) programming is its
15-week multidisciplinary pain management program with over 100 hours of therapy.
The ECPM’s chronic pain program consists of multi-component interventions aimed
at improving a patient’s self-management of their chronic pain.
Our broad goal of the program is to improve a person’s quality of life.
We teach skills and knowledge to equip patients to manage their pain which
ultimately leads to improved function and greater independence in living their life.
Unimodal methods of therapy cannot provide the same intensity of care. The goal of
the program is to help patients become more active despite their pain.
By the end of the program, the majority of patients experience an improvement in
their mood, a reduction in health care utilization and an increase in function. Many patients are involved in volunteer work, while others begin the process of vocational rehabilitation.
The Ennis Endowment Fund at McMaster University (Fund Number R4170A)
This is a special fund set up by Dr. and Mrs. Ennis. This has been done in co-operation with McMaster University Medical Centre. The purpose of this fund is to provide funding to residents in medicine who have an interest in learning more about Chronic Pain Management. It is to help develop the next Dr. Ennis. There are two ways that you can give to the fund.
Give Directly to the Fund. You will receive a tax deductible receipt and Dr. and Mrs. Ennis will match every dollar you give to the fund, dollar for dollar.
The second way is to purchase a print of one of Dr. Ennis’ paintings. Dr. Ennis is an accomplished artist. His works have been shown in festivals and art shows. On this website you can select a print, either digital or giclee and purchase the painting. These funds (after printing costs) go directly to the endowment fund. You will be given a receipt for any purchase but you will not be given a tax receipt given that you received something in kind. Visit the website. You will enjoy the tour.