Early intervention, assessment and evidence-based treatment.
The Ennis Centre for Pain Management (ECPM) offers a chronic pain program that is multidisciplinary, aimed at improving a patient’s self-management of their chronic pain and meets the criteria of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) for a multidisciplinary pain management program.
Dr. Ennis’ program will subsidize those patients who do not have third party funding or extended health care. As all the allied health fees are not covered by OHIP, Dr. Ennis will subsidize those costs for those patients in need. Currently, this is the only multidiscplinary pain program of its type, in the region, that treats patients without third party funding.
The ECPM deals with a multitude of non-cancer chronic pain conditions, including trauma related to a motor vehicle accident (MVAs) or work related injury.
An important component of the ECPM is the provision of treatment to patients involved in motor vehicle accidents. The sooner a victim receives treatment the better the outcome. Material to help physicians identify patients in need of this treatment earlier can be found in the Information Centre of this website.
Please click here for a list of medical articles on chronic pain.
Dr. Ennis has also developed an assessment package that can help physicians identify patients with pain who are at a higher risk for chronic disability. To access the package, please click here.
“I was a total mess, did not know what was wrong with me, suffering from excruciating pain daily and wanting help desperately. I was very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Jeff Ennis’ Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program, which literally saved my life. I was finally educated in the true meaning of chronic pain and learned many coping and behavioural strategies to ease the pain. The benefits are numerous and have enabled me to enjoy a better quality of life. Dr. Ennis has been an inspiration to me from the first day I entered his program and continues to do so to this day.” – F. Scott