Our Mission » Working Together to Relieve Pain
The Transitional Pain Service (TPS) strives to prevent pain, pain-related disability, and excessive opioid use by treating the whole person using evidence-based multidisciplinary approaches and individualized support.
The TPS aims to provide a state-of-the art pain management program for patients at risk of chronic post-surgical pain, related disability, and excessive opioid use.
Using a multidisciplinary patient-centered approach to treatment we aim to improve patient functioning to maximize quality of life and reduce the health care burden of chronic pain.
Through our research we aim to create a comprehensive evidence-based program that guides the development of future pain programs and pain care policy in Canada and throughout the world.
Our Multidisciplinary Healthcare Services
The TPS takes a team approach to provide comprehensive health care services including:
physician guided pharmacotherapy
alternative therapies (e.g., acupuncture)
e-health mobile self-management tools
Learn more about our services by clicking on an area of specialty below:
We Work in Partnership to Advance our Mission
The TPS works in partnership with the Toronto medical community and beyond to provide the best care for our patients, as well as support and training for our professionals.
The TPS clinic is located at the Toronto General Hospital, which is part of the University Health Network, the largest hospital-based research program in Canada.
The TPS is part of TAPMI, the comprehensive, interdisciplinary academic pain program serving as the hub for chronic pain care and patient education in Toronto.
The TPS team contributes to Project ECHO, a knowledge-sharing network that uses multi-point video conferencing to develop virtual communities of care providers.