Restore Function. Remove Barriers. Return to Work.
As of June 2020, we have been approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to add our signature Return-to-Work Pain Management to our list of telehealth services. This virtual, interdisciplinary program provides classes taught by our physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists and vocational counselors.
How It Works
Step 1: Evaluation
Duration: 1 day
Our interdisciplinary team has years of experience evaluating chronic pain patients. The evaluation process is simple:
- Our physician will take a medical history, and perform a virtual physical exam.
- Our psychologist will use testing and an interview to determine family support, motivation to complete the Program and barriers to return to work.
- Our vocational counselor will determine the worker’s ability to return to work and in what capacity.
Evaluations can be complete either in our clinics or through our virtual program.
Step 2: Treatment
Duration: 20 days
Our Return-to-Work Pain Management Program is virtually the same as it is in our clinic. 20 days, Monday through Friday, five to six sessions per day. Patients receive graded exercise, individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy, education, skill development, ongoing assessment, and a discharge care plan and report. We have ongoing communication with physicians and vocational counselors.
Step 3: Follow-Up
Duration: 6 months
Follow-up occurs during the six months after completion of the Return-to-Work Pain Management Program. Non face-to-face follow-up (on the phone) includes assessment and evaluation of pain and function, reviewing and reinforcing goals, community care coordination and holding case conferences.