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Take the Next Step - CALL US
We understand the fear of pain and we will happily discuss any issues and concerns you may have by phone.


Take the Next Step - THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT
In order to help you take the next step, we will need information and records from your Consultant or GP and so we will help you to obtain any required detail. This helps us to advise which type of assessment would be the most suitable and can be done by phone.


Take the Next Step - PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
We are recognised by the majority of private medical insurance companies and are happy to liaise with their Clinical Teams in relation to funding.


LOCATIONS
Assessments can be carried out either in Rugby or London and this will establish which programme is the most suitable for you to attend.


PROGRAMMES
Our programmes are run from our specialist centre in Rugby and accommodation is organised at a local 4* Hotel where we use the facilities for part of the programme.


AFTER THE PROGRAMME
A follow up and completion day is organised 6-8 weeks post programme to see how you are getting on having completed your programme

 

RealHealth offer 2 types of combined physical and psychological programmes (CPPs) - Functional Restoration Programmes (FRP) and Pain Management Programmes (PMP). These programmes are residential and are aimed at improving function and quality of life and are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team at a treatment centre in the West Midlands. The programmes offer treatment for people with persistent pain, including low back pain. Both the FRP and PMP offer a combined physical and psychological approach but differ in timescale. RealHealth is recognised by most major private health insurers.



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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION
  • A Functional Restoration Programme (FRP) is a psychologically-based rehabilitative treatment for people with persistent pain which remains unresolved by other treatments currently available. It addresses both physical issues (typically stiffness, reduced range of movement, reduced strength, reduced function and poor general fitness) as well as psychological issues (such as fear of movement, unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours around pain, low mood, poor self-efficacy) using a cognitive behavioural approach. The treatment is based around the scientifically well-established biopsychosocial framework, which addresses the complex dynamic interaction between biomedical, psychological and social factors in the experience of pain.
  • The aim of a Functional Restoration Programme, in accordance with the biopsychosocial approach, is to help persistent pain sufferers to better manage and cope with pain symptoms through learning and applying strategies relating to exercise and movement, relaxation, pacing, sleep management, stress management and managing flare-ups. It is to help them to improve their function despite pain.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PAIN MANAGEMENT
  • Chronic or persistent pain can best be understood through the scientifically well-established biopsychosocial framework. In essence, this means that there is a complex dynamic interaction between biomedical, psychological and social factors in the experience of pain. As such, physiological and musculoskeletal processes and symptoms can be compounded by understandable psychological distress and vice versa. We would emphasise that chronic pain is a medically recognised condition that causes a great deal of suffering, and many people find that it impacts significantly on their lives. Patients who are referred to us have usually experienced a wide range of medical interventions, with little or no relief from their pain.
  • A Pain Management Programme (PMP) is a psychologically-based rehabilitative treatment for people with chronic pain which remains unresolved by other treatments currently available. It is delivered in a group setting by an interdisciplinary team of experienced health care professionals working closely with patients. The aim of a pain management programme, in accordance with the biopsychosocial approach, is to help chronic pain sufferers to better manage and cope with pain symptoms through learning and applying strategies relating to exercise and movement, relaxation, pacing, challenging unhelpful patterns of thinking, sleep management, communication, stress management and managing flare-ups. Chronic pain, by its nature is usually an indefinite or permanent condition that requires longer-term adjustments to the patient's quality of life. As such, an outright "cure" is seen to be unrealistic.



REALHEALTH PROGRAMMES

The RealHealth Intensive treatment programme

ARE THEY FOR ME?

Pain is an intensely personal experience. Our team will carry out an in-depth assessment to establish which programme is best suited to your needs.

PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

This is our 3 week group based residential programme, delivered by a group of specialist clinicians who work with you to help you manage the impact of pain on all areas of your life.

FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION PROGRAMME

This is our one or two-week group based residential programme, delivered by a smaller group of specialist clinicians who work with you to help you manage the impact of pain on all areas of your life.