Vi Riddell Children's Pain & Rehabilitation Centre
The Vi Riddell Children’s Pain & Rehabilitation Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Calgary provides interdisciplinary team care to children and youth with all types of chronic and complex pain in the form of specialized outpatient clinics (Complex Pain Clinic, Headache Clinic), courses (Comfort Ability), and day-treatment programming (Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program).
Pediatric pain research is a particular focus and is integrated into the clinical environment at ACH. ACH has been awarded the prestigious ChildKind certification, from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). This certification is given in recognition of pediatric healthcare institutions providing exemplary pain care to children.
ACH is also home to the Assistant Scientific Director and is an Affiliate Hub for the Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP); a knowledge mobilization network, that seeks to bridge the gap between current treatment practices and available evidence-based solutions for children’s pain in Canadian health institutions.
Hypnosis education program to support children and teens in medical settings, providing quick and cost-effective treatment. Hypnosis uses imagination and focused attention to bring about rapid physiological, emotional and cognitive changes. Families can also attend sessions, which include discussion and video examples of children helping themselves and being successfully coached to cope with needles, headache and abdominal pain, with a special focus on what families can do to support their child.
Established & Accessible Disciplines to Support ACH Pain Services
Pediatric Complex Pain Clinic
Mon - Fri
8:00 am – 4:00 pm