PGAP is a standardized ten (10)-week intervention program whose goal is to maximize the rate of progress in rehabilitation and reduce the probability of the development of chronicity. PGAP is a suitable intervention for individuals with pain-related limitations who are in need of an active mobilization intervention and for whom psycho-social issues such as fear of re-injury or pessimistic outlook are considered to be important contributors to disability. PGAP focuses on disability reduction as opposed to pain reduction. It is an Evidence-Based Treatment Program for Reducing Disability Associated with Pain, Depression, Cancer and other Chronic Health Conditions.
The Process of Treatment In the initial weeks of the Program, the focus is on developing a structured activity schedule to assist the client in resuming activities that have been adversely impacted by injury or illness. Activity goals are established in order to promote resumption of family, social and occupational roles. In the final stages of the Program, the intervention focuses on activities that will facilitate re-integration into the workplace.