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Lived Experiences

Andrew Hartman

Andrew Hartman is a Saskatoon resident who is currently a doctoral student at the University of Saskatchewan. Andrew has had a history of chronic pain throughout their life; currently, Andrew has been navigating how to live well with a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a global inflammatory disease similar to arthritis that […]
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Lived Experiences

Nikki Cooke

Nikki Cooke is from Regina, Saskatchewan, and is currently pursuing her education degree. In 2011, at the age of 14, Nikki had been suffering from unexplainable aches and pain that severely limited her functioning. After six months of seeing numerous specialists such as orthopedic surgeons and a rheumatologist, Nikki was finally diagnosed with pediatric psoriatic […]
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Lived Experiences

Alexandria Pavelich

Alexandria is a graduate student and SaskPain board member who has been given multiple pain diagnoses throughout her life. She has tried a variety of therapies to manage her symptoms: everything from dietary changes to massage and physiotherapy, to medication, meditation, and pain reprocessing techniques. She is sharing her story in hopes that it will […]
Research Profiles

Active Living For Pain – Research Team

The Active Living for Pain research team aims to help adults learn the skills to be more physically active in order to better manage their chronic pain. Despite physical activity being an essential part of chronic pain management, most adults are not regularly active. Through various funding sources (e.g., Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Community Initiatives […]
Research Profiles

Pain Treatment Planning Questionnaire – Bleeding Disorders

Approximately half of people living with a bleeding disorder such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand Diseases live with chronic pain and rely on the bleeding disorder treatment program clinicians for advice on pain management. In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorder Clinicians and patients, Dr. Susan Tupper and team developed a patient-reported questionnaire on pain […]
Featured Research Profile, Research Profiles

Improving Pain in Saskatchewan Study

SaskPain is a supporting organization for The Improving Pain in Saskatchewan (IPSK) research project. The team is in the final phase of their work that began in March 2020 thanks to funding from The Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research and Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund. Phase 1 included 152 interviews with […]
Research Profiles

Pain Dementia Virtual Reality Research Study

With funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), and the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, the Pain, Dementia & Virtual Reality Research Team developed 9 brief virtual reality (VR) videos for older adults and people living with dementia. This multidisciplinary team, led by Dr. […]
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Lived Experiences

Ross McCreery

My name is Ross McCreery and I am a patient/advocate fighting to raise awareness and create positive changes for those of us who live with chronic pain. In 2006 I was diagnosed with the rare disease called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) that has no cure and very few treatments for the debilitating chronic pain […]