The Two Week programme is a group based programme aimed at individuals with persistent musculoskeletal pain which they have difficulty controlling; where there are high bio-psychosocial scores and altered pain behaviour patterns, and who have either stopped work or are struggling to work and have altered psychology.
Suitable candidates will probably have undergone multiple treatments including surgery, and have been given different diagnoses. This programme provides full education, psychological and social support, intense and progressive exercise, stress management and relaxation techniques to facilitate a return to functioning. This programme is tailored to suit individuals who require both non-residential and residential programmes, although it is recommended that individuals attend a residential programme to gain optimum results.
Assessment, 10 days over a two week period, Monday to Friday with a follow up on 4 - 6 weeks.
Assessment and outcome measures
Self efficacy questionnaire, pain scores to include SF 36. CSQ, speed walk, stairs, sit to stand tests.
The programmes are delivered in our own purpose built Treatment Centre. We also use the facilities of a local 4* Hotel with a superior leisure complex and quality residential accommodation.
The Brandon Hall facilities can be viewed via the website link:
Persons suitable for treatment on a Two Week FRP will probably have undergone multiple treatments and been given different diagnoses. They may have had surgery and be suffering from musculoskeletal pain that has not responded to single treatments of physiotherapy or other specialist therapy/treatment. They will be experiencing some limitation of function in terms of work and leisure. They will usually have some concerns about the cause of pain, the optimal treatment and possible deterioration in the future. Examination will reveal sub-optimal levels of fitness and flexibility.
Interdisciplinary clinical assessment plus range of measures. Duration of pain is not important. Some attendees will have had pain for less than 12 weeks. Most will be having difficulties at work.
Group programme of up to 10 persons.
The aim of the programme is to allow people with severe musculoskeletal pain to understand the mechanisms of pain, overcome fear of damage, improve their posture, range of movement, strength and fitness, to manage their pain effectively. Specifically: