Mates4Mates Physical Rehab for Pain Program

Are you a veteran impacted by their service who is looking to learn how to self-manage pain with exercise and physical activity?

Then the Physical Rehab for Pain Program may be for you.

What is the Physical Rehab for Pain Program?

Newly developed by Mates4Mates, the Physical Rehab for Pain Program is designed by our Exercise Physiologists to help veterans gain a better understanding and greater confidence in self-managing their pain through physical activity. 

The program will take veterans through twice-weekly exercise sessions which will incorporate education on understanding pain, mindfulness and relaxation, how to manage flare-ups, and more. 

Upcoming Programs

Running at both the Townsville Family Recovery Centre and the Brisbane Family Recovery Centre, this program will run across six weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday, starting 8 September to 18 October 2022, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Initial consultations will occur the week prior to the program starting to collect baseline data. A final consultation will then take place after the program is completed.

Please note:

  • A referral from DVA will be required to participate in this program.
  • Participating in this program means that you are expected to attend all sessions.
  • This is a condensed version of the current Persistent Pain Program that focuses on physical rehabilitation.  

Places in the program are dependent on meeting the selection criteria. Please note submitting an expression of interest does not automatically qualify an applicant for the next step in the selection process for this program.

Expression of interest for the program are closed.

If you are interested in upcoming programs, please don't hesitate to be in contact. Send your enquiry through to

Places in the program are available to veterans and family members registered with Mates4Mates. If you are not a Mates4Mates member and would like to take part, simply complete the Mates4Mates new client form online and our team will be in touch soon.