PainCare of San Diego’s Functional Restoration Program is an intensive, 8-week treatment program designed for the chronic pain patient who has not achieved sustained relief with standard levels of care. Patients who have exhausted medical and surgical treatments and are now stuck in a cycle of pain, depression, physical de-conditioning and worry may be selected to participate.
The multi-disciplinary approach of our Functional Restoration Program (FRP) helps improve the patient’s physical condition while decreasing feelings of helplessness. One goal of therapy is to reduce passive pain behavior so that our patients are managing their pain instead of letting the pain manage them.
Participants in the 8-week FRP meet five days a week, 6 hours each day for concentrated physical therapy, medical treatment and counseling.
PainCare of San Diego also has an Early Intervention Return to Work Program designed to help the patient who is less than one year into pain treatment return to work and to independent activities outside of the home. Using the multi-disciplinary approach of the FRP, participants are seen on a shorter scale, three days a week, three hours per day for five weeks.