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List of Partners

Louise & Alan Edwards Foundation

The mission of the Louise & Alan Edwards Foundation is to support and provide multiple efforts related to chronic pain.

La Fondation de la massothérapie

La Fondation de la massothérapie, an initiative of the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes aims to provide support to people living with cancer and chronic pain by providing massage therapy services—adapted to their health condition—and provided by front line partners, including the Quebec Cancer Foundation and the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique. The butterfly effect of this therapy helps the wellbeing of the people that surround the chronic pain sufferer (family members, informal caregivers, work colleagues, etc.) who feel the beneficial effects in their daily lives, a wellbeing that goes well beyond the person being helped. All of the care provided by the Foundation is performed by massage therapists certified by the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes.

Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain

Pain research at McGill University is conducted at the AECRP (Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain). The Centre comprises researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science. Its main goal is to bring together the McGill community of basic and clinical pain researchers to promote research that will lead to chronic pain cures. Through activities and international collaborations, the Centre focuses on new discoveries and their clinical applications that will prevent and treat chronic pain.

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

We are grateful to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux for its generous donation of $218,000 to improve the condition and to reduce the isolation of people with chronic pain in Québec.

Quebec Pain Research Network

To address the challenge of supporting multidisciplinary research and to strengthen collaborations among Quebec’s researchers, the Quebec Pain Research Network was implemented in 2001. A five-year seed grant provided Valorisation Recherche Québec to build a network of 31 researchers divided among the four main medical research universities in Quebec (Laval, Sherbrooke, Montreal, McGill). The network has grown in size and scope and is now comprised on 50 regular members and 26 associate members. The Quebec Pain Research Network is funded by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec and its partners.

SET Functional Electrotherapy

The goal is to help patients relieve their pain and support them in achieving optimal functional performance to improve wellbeing and quality of life. Appropriate use provides pain relief, such as for the following types of pain:

  • • Back or neck pain (cervical, dorsal, low back back);
  • Sprain;
  • Herniated disk;
  • Migraines or headaches;
  • Fibromyalgia;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Arthritis;
  • Tendinitis;
  • Bursitis;
  • Capsulitis;
  • Epicondylitis;
  • Rheumatisms;
  • Shingles;
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain);
  • Cystitis;
  • Pain associated with childbirth.

Quebec Pain Society

The Quebec Pain Society is comprised of a group of professionals with various specializations who wish to improve chronic pain treatment in Quebec. These are a few of the association’s goals:

  • To foster multidisciplinarity in pain clinics;
  • To encourage a continuing education;
  • To develop training curriculums;
  • To promote the political and financial support for pain treatment centres.

The Montreal Island Fibromyalgia Association

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