Our Activity-Based Prescription (ABP) Services
Activity-Based Prescription (ABP) is designed to support clients with persisting pain, who have participated in treatment without improvement. ABP links people back into what they enjoy most in life and promotes the re-engagement in community and healthy lifestyle practices that align with their specific goals. ABP supports people with long-term, persistent health and pain conditions and we understand the impact these conditions can have on quality of life.
The main goal of ABP is to empower people to become active participants in their recovery, through activity scheduling and prescription, problem solving and motivational interviewing to assist our Clients get their lives back!
About the ABP Program
Where is the treatment located?
Treatment is located within the person’s home or community and private offices.
When to refer?
+ When normal treatment approaches are not working
+ Ongoing pain is limiting progress at home and/or work
+ When self-care activities, household activities, recreational activities, social activities and work-related activities are difficult or impossible to complete
Who can refer?
Injured Person, Doctor, Specialist, Insurer, Physiotherapist/Allied Health, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Provider
What to expect when treatment finishes?
Once treatment is complete our Clients will have improved self-belief to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes engagement in community groups and social activities. They will have the confidence to continue their health journey.
- Goal setting
- Structured and supported activity scheduling
- Flare-up management
- Problem solving
- Community integration
- Pain education and concepts of pain
- Sleep Hygiene strategies
- Physical activity plan (Activity watch provided)