Function PLUS! Program

Function Plus! - An Interdisciplinary Inpatient Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program

The Function Plus! Program at the Sinai Rehabilitation Center is for people who suffer from constant, chronic pain interfering with quality of life. This program is particularly beneficial to patients who have previously tried other outside rehabilitation methods with unsuccessful results.

Mission Statement

Function Plus! provides interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to support individuals living with chronic pain. The program redefines the pain experience and enables lifestyle changes through education, adaptation and empowerment. We partner with patients and their families, encouraging full participation and involvement to restore physical function, emotional well-being and quality of life.

Function PLUS! Values

Patient-Focused: understanding that every patient has a different pain experience and requires an individualized plan of care

Lifestyle changes: promoting positive and safe opportunities to explore new physical, emotional and leisure activities

Unique team approach: working together with the patient and identifying appropriate goals to improve his/her quality of life

Self-Management: empowering the patient with strategies for coping skills and behavior changes required to manage chronic pain

Chronic Pain Facts

  • The International Association for the Study of Pain defines chronic pain as an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage lasting more than three months.
  • The National Institutes of Health says that pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined and is the most common cause of long-term disability.  
  • Studies have shown that long-term use of opioid medications can result in increased sensitivity and awareness of pain.  

Function PLUS! Program Structure

  • Two inpatient stays separated by a short leave of absence

  • Comprehensive evaluations by an interdisciplinary team

  • Individualized plans of care

  • Monitored and structured weaning from medications as discussed with physician

  • One-on-one therapy sessions

  • Patient-centered activities targeted to help manage pain and maximize function

Team Members

  • Patient

  • Physiatrist (pain management specialist)

  • Rehabilitation Nurse

  • Psychologist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Physical Therapist

  • Recreational Therapist

  • Social Worker/Case Manager

Admission Process

  • Evaluation by a pain management specialist

  • Discussion of the program format, goals and patient agreement to plan

  • Insurance approval

For more information about the Function Plus! Program, please call 410-601-7898.