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Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

A Cost-Effective Evidence-Based Treatment Program for Reducing Pain-Related Disability

Let our trained PGAP providers help you facilitate return-to work for your patients/clients disabled by pain, depression or chronic health conditions.

 Millions of people suffer from persistent pain due to injury or illness.  Whether addressed in relation to personal, social or health care costs, persistent pain remains one of the most expensive health problems facing modern society.  Although many people with pain conditions will show complete or partial recovery, many will become permanently disabled.

 The PGAP is the first disability prevention program specifically designed to target psychosocial risk factors for pain and disability.  Psychosocial factors were chosen as targets of the intervention on the basis of emerging research supporting their relevance to return-to-work outcomes, and the amenability to change though intervention.  PGAP is a life-role re-integration program that has been tailored to meet the rehabilitation needs of individuals who are struggling to overcome the challenges associated with a wide range of persistent pain conditions.  PGAP is a standardized community-based intervention delivered by frontline rehabilitation professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, occupational health nurses and rehabilitation counselors.

 PGAP was designed to complement existing clinical services for the treatment of painful health conditions. By adding a psychosocial risk-factor targeted intervention to existing treatment services, the goal is to establish 'virtual' multidisciplinary treatment teams at the level of the community.  The website www.PDP-PGAP.com provides contact information for hundreds of clinicians who have completed the PGAP training workshops.  The development of a large network of service providers ensures that clients can be seen in a timely fashion and in a location within or near their community of residence.


This service is offered at:
· Puyallup Clinic