In this 10-week, multi-disciplinary program we focus on restoring you to the highest possible level of function while managing your chronic pain. Treatment typically occurs two-three times per week in a supportive yet challenging environment staffed by multiple clinicians. As we encourage an increase in physical activity we also teach strategies for coping with pain and dealing with flare-ups.
We identify the triggers that cause or exacerbate your headaches and then use medicine, physical therapy and psychology to address them. This 10-week program teaches pain and stress-management skills to improve your quality of life and maximize your ability to function.
We understand that pain isn’t the only debilitating factor for those who struggle with fibromyalgia. Fatigue, stress and other symptoms also may affect your quality of life. Our 10-week program addresses your needs so you can return to living a full and productive life.
Pain and Health Psychology
Physical and emotional health are closely linked. Our psychologists can help you manage your pain so that you can enjoy your life to the fullest extent possible. We employ a personalized approach that may include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), biofeedback, relaxation training and mindfulness. We address related issues, such as stress, depression, anxiety and the effect of pain on your relationships.
Stress and tension contribute greatly to headaches and chronic pain. Using biofeedback technology, we can monitor your levels of stress and tension and then teach you ways to regulate the triggers. Relaxation techniques promote healing, improve sleep and take the edge off pain by reducing muscle tension and improving circulation.
Our physical therapists understand the difference between acute pain and chronic pain, and will help you understand the difference as well. They know when to encourage you to do more and when to advise you to pace your activity. You also can learn stretching techniques, posture corrections and other ways to manage your pain and improve your function.
Your occupational therapist will develop a treatment plan that focuses on your goals. You’ll learn proper posturing and body mechanics, how to lift safely, protect your joints, conserve energy and pace yourself. A structured movement program will help you increase flexibility, strength and endurance so you can engage in activities of daily living.