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Pain Management Service

From 1st December 2016, ACC has funded a single pain management service for clients at risk of or suffering from persistent pain. Habit Group (incorporating Habit Rehabilitation) has been selected by ACC to provide this service in all areas of New Zealand.

This means you no longer need to travel to main centres to receive care and can access Habit Group's highly skilled and specialist multidisciplinary team regardless of your location.

Our unique model represents a world-class integrated service which can deliver fast and effective pain management services. It was developed following a review of Pain Management Service from 2014 – 2016 including the 2016 World Congress In Pain Management held in Yokohama, Japan.

Habit Group comprises of a network of experienced local pain management providers within each region, with the support of an expert pain panel and leadership team who can assist with a complex presentation regardless of client location across the North Island. Utilising an advanced telehealth solution, we can bring specialist consultants to any clinic room across the country to assist with patient care.

The service focuses on providing comprehensive pain management support and education across the full spectrum of healthcare. Clients receive a wraparound ACC funded service which may include: 

  • Pain Specialists
  • Occupational Medicine Specialists
  • Musculoskeletal Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Dieticians
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Registered Nurses

We are certain that our team will achieve an optimal outcome and experience for our clients by providing the right service at the right time, the first time. The service design represents the first opportunity to provide full multidisciplinary care under the ACC model in a community setting.