Functional Restoration Programs
Functional restoration is treatment that dramatically assists in restoring function back to the life of a person whose life has been negatively impacted by chronic pain so that persons can improve their quality of life dramatically and get their lives back. Our functional restoration program (FRP) is unique in that we target not only chronic pain, but the mental health problems that most often co-exist with this type of pain, including depression and anxiety, as well as opioid dependence. Opioid dependence in those with chronic pain has been shown to be a major barrier to pain improvement in the long-term, negative impacts mood, and keeps the person in pain in a trapped position due to the various, negative side-effects of long-term opioid use.
The overall goal of the FRP is to increase physical functioning, improve the ability to cope with pain, and to promote the return to a productive home and work lifestyle.
Typical goals for participants in our program include:
- Return to the workforce as a capable and productive employee
- Improvement of mood, including reduction of pain, depression, and anxiety
- Reduce or eliminate the use of dangerous pain medications
- Increased physical activity and physical fitness
- Decreased utilization of other healthcare services
Most enrolled patients are ones that who have not been able to cope with chronic pain and who have had unsuccessful outcomes from prior treatment (refractory pain).
Your first step will be meeting with your physician. You will also meet with additional professionals from our team, and they will create a guide designed just for you. Our programs entails office visits three times per week for at least six weeks. At the end of the treatment period, we aim to provide you with tools and support that will not only enable you to return to work, but thrive in your community and daily life.
We utilize cutting-edge mediation-assisted therapies as well as traditional forms of treatment, including stress reduction, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and more.