Welcome to Active Living for Pain!
Active Living for Pain is led by Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik and Dr. Susan Tupper. Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik is a Professor in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Susan Tupper is a licensed physical therapist and is the Manager of Professional Practice, Pain Strategy & Research with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Our multidisciplinary team draws from diverse professional fields, community partnerships and the lived experiences of adults with chronic pain to improve their quality of life.
Active Living for Pain seeks to promote active lifestyles to help individuals manage their pain. We work with community-based partner organizations and adults living with chronic pain to develop and offer sustainable, evidence-based programming for adults living with chronic pain. Our work is focused on identifying and addressing factors that help or prevent individuals from being physically active and managing their pain well.
What We Do
Our work aims to design and offer a physical activity program in combination with training on self-regulatory skills that are key for adults to learn and use to be active for life while managing their pain. We use a co-design approach, which means we work with community members and patient partners to create a program that is impactful and sustainable. Overall, we hope to improve physical activity and self-regulatory skills among Saskatchewan adults living with moderate to severe chronic pain. We will continue to offer and evaluate the program to ensure it meets the needs of Saskatchewan adults living with chronic pain.
Our multidisciplinary team draws from diverse professional fields, community partnerships and patient’s lived experiences to improve the quality of life for individuals living with chronic pain.