STARTTS, Carramar, Australia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:
The prevalence of chronic pain among survivors of torture and trauma is well documented. However, very few studies have evaluated the efficacy of methods to manage chronic pain in this population. STARTTS provides physiotherapy services for refugees and asylum seekers, as an adjunct to individual counselling. Clients are invariably referred to physiotherapy for chronic
pain with associated functional impairment and sleep disturbance.
The aims of this project were to: