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Chronic Pain and Empowered ReliefTM

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Véronique Audet

Chronic Pain

Through her continued education, Véronique offers physiotherapy services in pain management using a biopsychosocial approach, which looks at the whole person. With this approach, Véronique provides specialized pain education and helps her clients create an individualized plan geared towards pain management. 


Veronique’s ultimate goal is to equip her clients with the tools they need to understand their pain and manage it in order to get back to doing what they love!   


Chronic Pain Continued Education:   

  • Biopsychosocial Reframed: Using Questionnaires to create a Psychologically Informed Practice   

  • Exercise Reframed: Exercises for a Sensitive Nervous System   

  • Instructor Certification Empowered ReliefTM     

  • Ongoing: Graduate Certificate in Pain Management- University of Alberta

In terms of pain management sessions, Véronique offers the following options:  

1. Empowered ReliefTM  workshop package   

  • 30 minutes initial assessment: In person or virtual   

  • 2 hour long virtual workshop   

  • Optional: Follow-up sessions at patient’s discretion.  

2. 1 on 1 in-person or virtual physiotherapy sessions  

  • Chronic Pain Assessment  

  • Chronic Pain Treatments & Follow-up visits 


Conditions treated: 

  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 

  • Chronic migraine 

  • Chronic pain following a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)  

  • Chronic Low Back Pain 

  • Chronic pain secondary to 

  • Osteoarthritis 

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis  

  • Neuropathic pain 

  • Allodynia/ Hyperalgesia  

  • And many more!  

Treatment Option #1:

Empowered Relief TM

Empowered ReliefTM is a skill and evidence-based 2 hour long virtual workshop that was developed at Stanford University. This workshop aims to help you:  

  • Learn about what pain is and what you can do to help yourself.  

  • Gain pain management skills you can use right away.  

  • Create a personal plan for pain management.  

Wondering if Empowered ReliefTM is the right workshop for you? Please book an assessment with our registered physiotherapist Véronique Audet who specializes in chronic pain assessment and management to find out!  


Program includes:  

  • 30 min. assessment (virtual or in-person)  

  • 2 hour virtual workshop  

  • Receipts for insurance purposes  

  • All sessions provided by Véronique Audet, PT  


For more information please visit:  

Treatment Option #2: 

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain whether standalone or secondary to an injury or condition can affect all areas of life. The treatment of chronic pain requires a comprehensive targeted and individualized approach taking into consideration many factors that you might not even know can be related to your pain including sleep and lifestyle factors.  


Chronic pain physiotherapy assessment and treatment includes: 

  • Comprehensive evaluation to determine all the possible factors that can be contributing to pain  

  • The evaluation includes 2 parts and generally takes 2 full 1 hour sessions to complete. The following aspects will be discussed in great depth 

  • Specific pain characteristics  

  • Lifestyle implications (sleep, physical activity, etc.) 

  • Psychosocial factors (cognitive, affective, social) 

  • Workplace considerations  

  • And more!  

  • Pain questionnaires will be given to you following the first evaluation session and will be discussed during the second evaluation session 

  • Specific and individualized pain education  

  • Targeted plan to address factors that are contributing to your pain 

  • Establish SMART goals to move towards a better quality of life  

  • Introduction of modalities and tools that will help manage your pain  


The objective of chronic pain physiotherapy is to provide guidance and equip you with the tools you’ll need to manage your pain while being able to lead a meaningful life.  

Unsure of which program is right for you? Book a complimentary 15 minute virtual consultation with Véronique to learn more!  

To book, please call NewU Physio at 613-800-8300 or email  

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