Progressive Functional Psychological (PFP) Program

Our Progressive Functional Psychological (PFP) Program

At Mountainview Health and Wellness in New Westminster, we are now offering our Progressive Functional Psychological (PFP) Program for clients that require vocational rehabiltiation prior to a return-to-work program. Our PFP program is effective because we provide our clients with the necessary tools to improve psychological functioning, and help provide daily structure to facilitate a return to work or a return to pre-disability level of functioning.

Our PFP Program: Conditions Treated

Clients who are dealing with:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain

Overview of Treatment:

Our PFP program consists of Level I, Level II, or an optional program with customized sessions with all varying in length depending on the condition being treated.

For more information, please contact our clinic at 604-544-5062.

Our Approach

Mountainview Health and Wellness' PFP Program utilizes a combination of Cognitive Therapy and Active Rehabilitation.

Cognitive therapy involves the recognition of negative thinking patterns in depression as well as other mental health conditions and correcting these patterns through various "cognitive restructuring" exercises. Cognitive therapy also uses behaviour therapy strategies, such as Interpersonal therapy. This therapy is a short-term treatment of depression, based on the idea that interpersonal stresses and dysfunctional patterns are the major problems experienced in depression and other mental health conditions.

For many years, experts have known that exercise enhances the action of endorphins, chemicals that circulate throughout the body. Endorphins improve natural immunity and reduce the perception of pain. They may also serve to improve mood. Another theory is that exercise stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which may directly improve mood.

A study published in 2005 found that walking fast for about 35 minutes a day five times a week or 60 minutes a day three times a week had a significant influence on mild to moderate depression symptoms. (This article was first printed in the Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School "Understanding Depression")

The best practice in treating mental health issues for a successful return to work is a combination of psychology and structured activity.

Our PFP Treatment Team

Registered Psychologist: Can provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Speaking and provide education that focuses on the client's goals.

Registered Kinesiologist : Can provide progressive general conditioning, daily structure, injury specific rehabilitation, help clients achieve job specific demands and provide gradual return to work programs.

Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist: Available if needed upon request by the treating team or by the referral authority.

Treating Physician: Reports and updates communicated to client's physician.

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