What is FRP?
What We Offer
Why Pacific FRP
Program Successes
Meet the Team

 

 

What is a Functional Restoration Program (FRP)?


A Functional Restoration Program is a well-established and highly recommended  (MTUS and ODG guidelines) multi-method treatment plan for ongoing pain.
The Pacific Functional Restoration Program is designed to shift the whole person  ~ body, heart and mind ~ from a state of disability, and back to one of function-ability.
It is designed to help pain patients start to live well again. 

 FRP is ideal for any pain patients for whom

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At Pacific Functional Restoration we offer weekly

 Physical Therapy
Counseling
Yoga and Stress Relief
Dance and Art
Nutrition
Medical check-ups
Worker's Comp Guidance
Career Counseling

A Day in the Program
FRP sample

Why Pacific FRP

This is an ideal next course of treatment for those patients who:

Have experienced significant delay in getting back to work (according to ACOEM guidelines, 2nd ed.)

Have fallen inactive and de-conditioned after lengthy pain

Are experiencing fear of using their body, resulting in deconditioning and delayed recovery

Have exhausted most conservative treatments without significant results

Pacific FRP has proven successful in helping many chronic pain patients to

  • Settle their cases
  • Decrease reliance on habit-forming medications
  • Return to gainful employment
  • Learn to live and function independently again
  • Learn to actively manage their recovery
  • Stop relying on expensive medical procedures

 

 

Program Success

 

Past participants have

  • Gotten stronger, both physically and mentally
  • Returned to productivity
  • Learned new habits to avoid re-injury
  • Learned to proactively manage their pain
  • Improved their quality of life
  • Regained a sense of control

Testimonials

Leti, FRP graduate

“The program is very beneficial; I’m starting to move around more easily and painlessly. My limp has nearly vanished and I’m able to walk a lot better than when I started program. The support of the staff and other patients was very comforting, especially emotionally and mentally. I wish it was longer!”

Jinnate Grays

The FRP program was great. What I experienced in the class was motivating, inspirational and spiritual. I met people from all walks of life, but the one thing we had in common was that we were all in pain. The doctors and staff were very knowledgeable in their roles and were great at making you feel better. They understood when you were having a bad day. Even throughout the day, if your pain was getting better or worse, there was always someone there to catch you while you fell. When I came here, I had no clue if I would be able to do the exercises or sit long periods in the class, but everyone made it easy. The literature that was provided gave me a chance to understand my body and what I was going through when I didn’t know how to explain it. Now that I am out of the program, I use everything I learned at home and throughout the day. I would like to thank the FRP program.

David Ayuyu, FRP graduate

“Since being in the program.. I have met such wonderful people going through a rough time in their life. Being with people who understand what you are feeling makes me feel relaxed and less stressed. Because of the wonderful staff who are dedicated to make us reach our goals, I succeed. Today I am more compassionate to others who have pain. I love all my classmates. We all support each other. We all now have a bright outlook on life.”

Meet Our Team

Dr. Shannon Hagan, PsyD
Program Director, Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Hagan is currently the Director of the Department of Behavioral Medicine at the Pacific Pain Institute where she oversees the Psychological team and acts as the Behavioral Director of the Pacific Functional Restoration program. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Dr. Hagan is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in chronic pain. She works to help pain patients live with less pain and greater joy and success.
Dr. Toufan Razi, MD, QME
Program Director, Medical
Dr. Razi is the founder and owner of the Pacific Pain Institute, and medical director of the Pacific Functional Restoration Program. He earned his medical degree from Ross University in 1999 and his degree in anesthesiology from Beth Isreal Deaconess. Dr. Razi has worked in pain management for some 15 years, including a Fellowship at the University of California Davis where he specialized in Interventional Pain. He then worked at Eden Medical Center before opening his own pain management clinic.
Lisa Cung, MSN, RN, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Liaison and Educator
Nurse Practitioner, Medical Liaison and Educator Lisa is a Family Nurse Practitioner who sees chronic pain patients and is a medical liaison and patient educator for the Functional Restoration Program. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from U.C. Santa Cruz and then subsequently earned her family nurse practitioner certification in the master's program at Samuel Merritt University. Lisa is a member of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Adriana Flores-Trespalacios, MA, BCB, BCN, LPCC
Adriana has worked as a bilingual licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the past ten years. She uses psychotherapy, biofeedback, and neurofeedback for the treatment of somatization, mood and anxiety disorders. Adriana speaks fluent Spanish and has a great understanding of the Latino community in the U.S. She provides education on multicultural issues and promotes “cultural competence” among health care providers. Adriana is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Science (BCB) and has been certified as a Biofeedback provider for the last five years. In 2015, she received her certification as a Neurofeedback provider. She is a member of the California Association of License Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC), The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Michele Bachmeier MA, MFT
TEAM THERAPIST
With over 25 years of clinical experience, Michele has in depth experience in providing individual and group therapy, psycho-education, consultation, and crisis intervention. She is highly skilled in working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and chronic pain conditions. Ms. Bachmeier is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.
Marlene Moreno
PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Marlene has 7 years experience working to provide the best experience possible to patients in Workers Comp and Functional Restoration programs. she creatively coordinates and supervises The Pacific Functional Restoration Program and Behavioral Health department at Pacific Pain Insitute. She is passionate about problem solving with patients and helping them return to work and to living a rich and satifsying life. You may reach Marlene at marlene@pacificpaininstitute.com to facilitate your transition into Your FRP.
Melina Meza, BS
YOGA AND HEALTH INSTRUCTOR
Melina is a nutrition expert and certified Ayurvedic Health educator who has been teaching for over 20 years. She combines her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, whole foods nutrition, and healthy lifestyle promotion into a unique style of yoga called Seasonal Vinyasa. Her devotion to moving and eating well, and to traveling and experiencing different cultures combine to create a colorful and hopefully enlightening perspective from which to share that which she loves about yoga in its entirety. Meza is the author of the Art of Sequencing book and aslo created the Yoga for the Seasons video series, which premiered in September 2009 with the release of the Fall Vinyasa DVD.
Alissa Gibbons
THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR
Alissa has been teaching pilates since 2010. She combines many approaches including somatic movement, neurofunctional fitness, and musical meditation, to assist her students in achieving the breakthroughs they seek and in connecting back to their best selves. Within the Pacific Functional Restoration Program, Alisssa utilizes her many tools to guide FRP students to the next level, no matter their injury, age or ability. Find out more about Alissa at movewellwithin.com.
Sarah K. Lannon, MS, R-DMT
Dance and Movement Therapist
Sarah is a registered movement therapist specializing in dance movement therapy. She earned her MS in Dance and Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She developed a pioneer program at the Henry Viscardi School in New York to support young adults with severe physical disability. Her movement classes encourage greater group cohesion, improved body awareness, and enhanced movement for patients living with disability and pain.
Barbara Petterson, MFT
Art Therapist
Barbara Petterson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides art therapy classes and consultation for the Pacific Functional Restoration Program. Her courses use artistic means to help patients living with chronic pain access and work through feelings they may otherwise be unable to access and express. She specializes in relationship issues, stress, caregiving, creativity, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, older adults and chronic pain.
Yolanda Silva
Nutrition Educator and Healthy Eating Coach
Yolanda has been teaching nutrition and healthy cooking classes or the past five years all throughout the Bay Area. Her personal mission and passion is to assist those in need of adopting healthy eating habits and to provide education about chronic disease prevention.
Ruth Strock
CTRS, ATR-BC, M.A., PsyD candidate
Ruth is a board certified art therapist for the past 16 years. She has facilitated art therapy support groups at the YWCA Women in Transition, Marin General Hospital Cancer Survivor's, UCSF Lung Transplant patients, Laguna Honda Hospital mental health, St. Helena Hospital for Behavioral Health, and the Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital at CDCR. Her focus is supporting your strengths as you move towards greater health and wellness. She uses a variety of creative art media to stimulate your visual and tactile sensory awareness. Group Art Therapy generates a confidential and emotionally safe place for your healing process.