The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) ® was designed to prevent or reduce the severity of disability that can arise following injury or illness. The PGAP® has been shown to be effective in facilitating return to work in individuals who have sustained musculoskeletal injuries, individuals with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia, as well as individual with debilitating mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
PGAP is a treatment for targeting psychosocial risk factors for prolonged disability. It is a structured program designed to reduce disability with clients with pain-related and/or mental health disorders.
PGAP was developed at McGill University and has ample research to support its effectiveness. Research has shown that for clients who scored high on measures of psychosocial risk factors, PGAP showed a 120% return to work advantage when compared with clients who received only physiotherapy.
The primary goals of PGAP are to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life-role activities, increase quality of life, and facilitate return-to-work. These goals are achieved through targeted treatment of psychosocial risk factors, structured activity scheduling, graded-activity involvement, goal-setting, problem-solving, and motivational enhancement.
The treatment objectives of the PGAP® proceed from the view that return to work is the highest level of independence that can be offered to someone with a debilitating health or mental health condition.
The PGAP® is currently the most researched risk-targeted intervention designed to reduce disability associated with a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions.
The PGAP® is considered to be one of the most cost effective approaches for reducing disability and fostering return to work in individuals who suffer from a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions.
At Logic Rehab our OTs are Certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) providers
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