What is Lifestyle Redesign® and how can it be used to manage chronic pain?
Lifestyle Redesign® is the process of acquiring health-promoting habits and routines in daily life (Jackson et al., 1998). Here is an overview of lifestyle management strategies for chronic pain in Figure 1. Depending on what is identified in the evaluation as a patient's performance deficits, occupational therapy practitioners can tailor the process accordingly.
Figure 1. Overview of specific OT interventions used in lifestyle design.