In 2020 PROP became an intensive and comprehensive outpatient pain rehabilitation program accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). The program runs two separate groups, simultaneously: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for 6 weeks and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm for 12 weeks. Participants receive individualized treatment focused on active management of persistent pain conditions from each member of our interdisciplinary team that includes a physician, psychologist, pharmacist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, clinical social worker, and certified holistic health coach. Participants also participate in active therapy groups and educational groups that include Pain Science, Sleep Hygiene, Nutrition and Weight Management, Tai Chi, Yoga, Mindfulness, Communication Group, Cognitive Coping, Creative Expression, Movement/Walking Group, Whole Health, Self-Medication, Headache and Spiritual Management.
Patients who meet the general guidelines will be scheduled for an individual Pain Rehabilitation Program screening with a Pain Physician and Pain Psychologist. When the pain physician, pain psychologist, and Veteran agree that the PROP program is appropriate and want to proceed, the Veteran will be scheduled.
During this program our focus will be on what you can do and achieve despite your pain. We understand that you are in pain and that participating in PROP may require many changes from your normal life and routine. We will do our best to make all expectations clear and we want you to feel free to discuss any concerns you have with our staff as we are here to help.
We understand that your chronic pain has changed your life and at times you may feel helpless and dependent on others. It is important for you to remember that we are here to help you help yourself. Our aim is to help you restore your self-esteem and confidence by encouraging you to gradually take responsibility for your pain rehabilitation. We’ll teach you the skills and provide support, but we need YOU to work with us and commit to improving.
During this treatment we want you to feel and act as a member of our team and not as a “patient”. In fact, YOU are the most important member of our team. As a team we will work together to help reduce your pain level, increase activity and improve your mood. Your time in the Outpatient Pain Rehabilitation Program will give you the best opportunity to restore your health and have a better quality of life.
We offer two ways for you to participate in our program:
- PROP 6: 6-week program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- PROP 12: 12-week program Wednesdays 08:00-15:00
- Health care providers can present a Pain Rehabilitation Program for Intake Consultations
- For additional information, please contact our Pain Management Coordinator at 205-933-8101 x35-3540 or ext. 33-5083