Comprehensive Pain Program
Regain Your Life
Our pain program offers evidence based skills, strategies, and interventions proven to help people decrease pain and increase life satisfaction. Sometimes, a pain condition is caused by an injury that happened on the job. Other pain conditions develop due to a long term illness or condition with a slow onset. We have extensive experience treating complex pain conditions, and see people between 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday, for up to 30 hours a week, providing interdisciplinary treatment all in one place. We are client centered, and take your needs and preferences into account when planning your treatment schedule. Everyone gets an hour each day for a lunch break. We see people experiencing low back pain, CRPS/RSD, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, arthritis, pelvic pain, extremity pain, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos, and long COVID Symptoms, as well as other pain challenges. We work with people between the ages of 16 and 95.
For people who were injured on the job, having a structured intensive multidisciplinary pain program (SIMP) allows people to learn the skills necessary to rebuild endurance, increase strength, and decrease pain. Your program will mimic the hours and tasks that you were expected to do at work, and will provide 30 hours a week of therapeutic interventions. An average length of stay is 4-5 weeks if you are able to attend full time. After attending a full time program, it is common for our clients to enter a phase of our program that is part time, and gives them an opportunity to practice the strategies they learned for managing their pain at home or on the job, while still receiving the support of our clinical staff as they fully reintegrate into these roles.
All of our clients need a referral from their attending physician or primary physician. When referred by your doctor, PRA will check your insurance benefits. We accept most major insurances including Workers Comp, Commercial insurances, Medicare and Medicaid. Your Admissions Coordinator will obtain authorization and contact you for a full day evaluation. Your evaluation day is the start of your treatment, and is usually from 9am – 4pm. A member from each discipline on your team will meet with you to better understand the challenges you are facing due to your pain, to create a customized treatment plan that includes your goals for our treatment, and will talk to you about their specialty within our interdisciplinary treatment team. This usually includes evaluations with Physician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Psychology. The team then meets to plan your treatment, and you will participate in a follow up call or zoom conference with your admissions coordinator to learn your recommendations and start to plan for your treatment.
People experience different challenges in accessing our services, and our team will work with you to address any barriers. We work with people on identifying transportation options, brainstorming child care resources, and we have partnered with transitional living and local hotels (Hilton Garden Inn) (DoubleTree) people who need to stay closer to us for their treatment. There are options to purchase lunch while in the program, as well as places to store and prepare your own lunch from home. Some insurers provide lunch reimbursement.
When you are in treatment, you will attend individual services, classes, groups, and outings, all designed to increase your endurance and strength and help you get back to your most meaningful life. Your services will be provided by highly trained clinicians including a physical therapist, occupational therapist, biofeedback specialist, Doctor of Osteopathy, and a psychologist or mental health counselor. As you progress in the program, you will be given tasks to do independently to increase your readiness to implement the skills you are learning in your home and work environment.
At discharge, you will attend a conference with members of your team as well as other people involved in your life. During this conference, we will review the gains you made in treatment, verify that you have information for any follow up your team recommends, whether that is a home exercise program, community support, or referrals to other providers.
Our program measures your confidence to participate in your own self care, social activities, work, and hobbies. At the start of our program, people score 9.2 on an index that measures confidence in managing pain, and at discharge, their scores skyrocket to 35! People improve their confidence to participate in activities in every area of their life, despite the pain condition they are managing. 52% of our graduates return to work. People report decreased pain, depression and anxiety, as well as improved quality of life.
“The eight weeks I spent in therapy at PRA is some of the best spent time of my life. The lessons I learned have changed my life for the better and all the wonderful people I met will be in my heart forever””
Joe, Portland Client
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- Medical Rehabilitation
- Pain Physical Therapy
- Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
- Psychological Pain Rehabilitation
- Pain Occupational Therapy
- Pain Counseling
- Acupuncture (coming soon!)
- Therapeutic Yoga
- Biofeedback Therapy
- Vocational Assistance
- Work Hardening
- Work Conditioning
*Remote Treatment Options Available
- Chronic Pain
- Headache and Migraines
- Chronic Fatigue
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Myofascial fascial pain or TMJ
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Vertigo and Vestibular Disorders
- Multiple Neurological Diseases
- Post-surgical failed back syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Chronic Health Conditions
- Pelvic Floor Pain
- Low Vision
Find out how you can reduce your pain
PRA Portland, Oregon Office:
M-F: 7am - 5pm
1815 S.W. Marlow, Suite 110, Portland, Oregon 97225