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Functional Restoration Program

Overcoming an injury and the accompanying pain for injured workers can be difficult, often making the road to recovery and returned function long and frustrating. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we understand the physical and psychological hurdles that injured workers face when striving to return to their daily activities and employment after an injury. Our multi-faceted Functional Restoration Program (FRP) is designed to help restore function for injured workers, allowing them to get back to gainful employment.

Our FRP involves three tiers to help our patients: medical treatment, pain psychology and therapy services. Often these areas of recovery are explored separately; but with FRP, they are combined into one program that uses interdisciplinary methods to address how each impacts the patient’s daily living goals, including the eventual return to work. This is a longer program that lasts from four to six weeks, with full-time participation for quicker recovery.

Our FRP Mission and Patient Goals

Our mission is to provide an individual with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and behavioral changes necessary to avoid preventable complications and assume or reassume primary responsibility for his or her physical and emotional well-being after the injury. The focus is on increasing activities of daily living (ADL), including returning to work. The individual thereby maximizes functional independence and the pursuit of vocational and avocational goals, as measured by functional improvement.
The goal with FRP is to help patients overcome the various difficulties they may experience during recovery. Unlike physical therapy or psychotherapy for pain management alone, our FRP incorporates the various factors that can hinder recovery. Through a methodical process, a reformation of thought and neuromuscular patterns can be established, helping overcome pain and physical limitations. The combined treatments used in FRP have been shown to offer faster and superior results over separate therapies when it comes to restoring function and overcoming emotional pain issues.

What to Expect with FRP at Allied Pain & Spine Institute

To achieve our mission and goals for recovery with FRP, we have created an on-campus program that is done in a group setting. Each patient will have a customized approach to their medical treatments and therapy, along with group sessions for other aspects of their recovery. The program is in-house and requires full-time participation to achieve the desired results, which is Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Included in our FRP:

  • Medication optimization
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy group
  • Physical conditioning
  • Vocational counseling
  • Participant team meetings

Our team of professionals in the FRP provide a safe environment for patient recovery and confidentiality. As with all our medical services, patients utilizing FRP can expect to be treated with respect and professionalism, with encouragement to meet their goals. All FRP patients will receive complete, accurate and objective assessments to help them gauge their progress as they work toward restoring function physically and emotionally through the program.

Good candidates for FRP include those who want to regain their independence and return to gainful employment after a serious injury – many FRP patients are also dealing with chronic pain. The program can help those willing to work toward these goals by improving strength, fitness, mobility and pain management, giving them the tools they need to rebound from their injury. The length of the program depends on the initial assessment and how quickly patients achieve goals in the various aspects of their treatment plan.

Allied Pain & Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the most advanced options for rehabilitation and pain management for our patients. To learn more about FRP or any of our cutting-edge medical services, contact one of our clinics to schedule a consultation.

Our Patient Reviews

Allied Pain & Spine Institute

5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Michelle T.

I fly in to see Dr. Petros from Southern California.  I wouldn't do so if he wasn't the best there is.  He is compassionate and has always treated me kindly. I can tell he is sincere in the way he talks to me and is diligently looking for solutions that work best with me and my chronic pain needs.  Very out of the box approach, which I appreciate these days!  I would truly recommend Dr. Petros to anyone looking for a Dr. that not only cares about you as a patient but has the confidence and skill set to get results! His office staff is friendly and caring too.  Allied Pain and Spine Institute is the Gold Standard in pain care in my humble opinion!! When I find a doctor that understands the issue and always goes above and beyond to help me, I do what I can to continue seeing them. I am so glad I found this office!!

Louise W.

Dr Petros is amazing!  When he uses a needle his aim is "right on".  He is also very personable, an altogether great guy.  I always find my visits to him to be very informative. I have had both sides of my degenerated back injected (epidural shots) with complete success.  He allows me to have no sedative, which is cool because his jokes and stories in the operating room are really good.  He greatly enjoys his work, and enjoys the difficult challenges of getting a needle into the right place in my back.  My arthritic knee is perhaps more straight-forward, but other doctors have failed to give me pain relief.  Dr Petros studies the structure with ultrasound before injecting it.  The result - instant relief! On my recent visit for a broken back (ski accident) the doctor and staff were very accomodating to help me make a dinner engagement shortly after my appointment.  This is definitely a five-star operation!

Ellie O.

Wow, wonderful doctor!!! I avoid all the doctors like the plague...seriously it makes my blood pressure go up when I have to go but I chose Dr. Vaidya. My friend referred him to me, he's simply the best... TOP NOTCH!!! He turned out to be a breath of fresh air. Dr. Vaidya really stands out head and shoulders above everyone else. I usually don't write reviews but he's so outstanding that I really wanted to do it for him. He's the most honest and caring doctor I have met.  He listens and gives you full attention and committed to find the best individual solution for you. He always goes out of his way to get you the most appropriate treatment and he will make it happen. He's very knowledgeable in his field. He's very professional, friendly, personable and definitely easy to talk to. His integrity is very valuable. He's one of the sharpest and most driven individuals you will ever meet.

Keith M.

Simply the best doctors and staff in the area. I've fought back and neck pain for over 30 years, and Dr. Petros and his team have kept me from the operating table and able to enjoy my life. I've had injections, acupuncture, as well as back braces. He listens to my concerns, cares very deeply for my pain and discomfort, and has successfully treated everything from stenosis, pinched nerves, herniated disks, and even helped me with the symptoms from shingles and lung disease. I couldn't be happier with the care he has given me over the years.

Kaitlin Z.

Dr. Vaidya has changed my life. I am in my late 20s with chronic pain and nothing had worked until I came here. All services here are wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. I can't recommend enough!!

Tracy B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Vaidya for a few years after not getting what I needed from other spine and pain doctors. I was looking for a doctor who would think outside the box and come up with some other ways to treat my growing amount of pain. Between Dr. Petros and Dr. Vaidya, they have brought me to a place where my pain is better managed. And let's just talk about bedside manners! I have never met doctors in the past 23 years of this back journey of mine that has as amazing bedside manners as these guys. I have cried and laughed with the team at Allied Spine. The way that I am always greeted and promptly cared for is bar none! The front office staff, and especially Nas, has been a God sent. I would never go anywhere else.

Justin P.

I am a new patient of DR Petros and my experience was great for my first two visits so far. He really takes time to listen to your issues and provides thorough answers and treatment options. The front desk staff are all very nice and respond in a timely manner to requests. Highly recommended all around!

Lisa A.

I have seen Dr. Vaidya for about 2 years. He is an amazing doctor.the attention and care you receive is well over 5 stars. He knows who I am by my face, he knows my health history with out looking in my chart, he remembers conversations we have had at previous appointments. He truly cares for his patients. I will be moving our of state, and will travel back here each month to see doctor Vaidya. I lost my insurance over a year ago and pay out of pocket to see the doctor, it is worth every penny to be treated with respect, as a person and with care. I love all the staff and feel like I am visiting family when I come in for my appointments.

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