COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

What are the different Pain Management Programmes?

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We offer several Pain Management Programmes. You can find out more information about each programme below.

5 Day PMP 

The 5 day PMP accommodates the needs of patients with moderate levels of pain related disability and distress, utilising an MDT approach. Patients attending this group are often still in full or part time employment. 

16 Day PMP 

The 16 Day PMP is our intensive multidisciplinary self-management programme designed for adults with a range of chronic pain diagnoses; musculoskeletal and neuropathic conditions; and those who present with significant levels of pain related disability and distress. It consists of over 100 hours of combined pain psychology and physiotherapy rehabilitation run over 6 weeks, and is able to offer residential rehab options. 

Specialist Pelvic PMP 

This specialised programme provides focus for women with chronic pelvic pain, focussing on both key pain management strategies as well as in the area of female sexual health and functioning. There is additional emphasis placed within the physiotherapy aspects of this PMP on pelvic floor exercises and mindful movement.  

Specialist Young Adult (YA) PMP 

The YAPMP (with Residential option) is designed in the format of the 16 day PMP and is tailored to the specific needs of YAs (aged 16-30 years). Particular emphasis is placed on social, emotional and occupational development. This PMP maximises the use of multimedia modalities of treatment delivery and is linked with a Transition service to support patient engagement between child and adult services. 

Specialist Facial PMP 

This group based treatment supports the needs of patients with facial pain conditions (excluding headaches), where specific attention is paid to the impact of these conditions on everyday functioning: including eating, drinking, socialising (talking with others). Patients have the opportunity to share experiences with others diagnosed with similar conditions, which helps to normalise and validate their experiences. 

Online PMP 

All of our PMP’s have been developed so that they can be provided in an online format should it be necessary to deliver them in this way. The precise length of the online versions vary though the core content remains similar to our face to face programmes.

Specialist Individualised PMP 

The needs of more complex, disabled and distressed patients are met in this individual treatment package. Patients are invited to attend for a MDT intervention in the format of the PMP but delivered on a 1-1 basis. This supports patients with cognitive, language and social communication difficulties as well as severe fatigue who may be unable to access an intensive, group based treatment. 


Page last updated: 13 August 2021