Recovering from Chronic Illness…. the PGAP can help.

Getting active again after chronic illness: PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program)

I will now be adding the PGAP program as a service at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic.  The PGAP program consists of weekly one hour coaching sessions with respect to goal setting and problem solving regarding return to activity, for up to 10 weeks.  The program was designed by a team of health care practitioners and researchers at McGill University. Numerous research studies have shown it to be beneficial for preventing chronic disability and improving quality of life for people with long-standing disabilities.  The training was recently offered in Richmond, BC.

If you have been sidelined by pain or other illness and answer yes to any of the following questions, you may benefit from the PGAP program:

Would you like to be more active than you are but are feeling a bit stuck?

Does the idea of getting more active make you nervous that your pain or other symptoms will worsen?

Are you feeling like you just don’t know how to get started or have gotten discouraged by previous efforts that made your symptoms worse?

If you think this program might be for you, feel free to email me at marj@w4pt.com or call me at West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic with your questions.

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