Bromsgrove Private Clinic Functional Restoration Programme (BPC-FRP)

 

Bromsgrove Private Clinic Functional rehabilitation programme (BPC-FRP) is a community based pathway to help patients who are riddled with chronic pain (Knee, Back or other musculoskeletal issues), reduced function, poor quality of life and weight management issues. It is a patient centred and multidisciplinary program based on patient reported outcome measures which has been put together by a team of health personnel comprising of a Surgeon (s), Senior Physiotherapist (s), Dietician, Personal trainer, Pain management consultant and a psychologist. The BPC believes that their FRP has a Bio-Ortho-Socio-Psychological approach to help patients caught in a complex issue in their One Stop Clinic.

 

BPC-FRP Helps patients to achieve the following

  • Complex problem addressed by a multidisciplinary team
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Improve mobility
  • Reduce stress
  • Minimise work related absence
  • Reduce weight

 

Reason for development of BPC-FRP

Chronic pain is epidemic in the community and patients feel isolated and boxed in the current healthcare environment. It is complex problem to resolve and the following problems make it difficult to have a universal and generic approach

  • Individual patient needs
  • Differing patient pain threshold
  • Varying activities of daily living
  • Different medical histories

 

The BPC-FRP has been put together to treat patients on a private basis in the clinic and the pathway starts with a consultation at the clinic. BPC-FRP was started by Mr. Moholkar for knee pain sufferers but has now been expanded to include most of the other commonly seen MSK conditions including back pain patients. The program lasts for 6-10 weeks and is mainly based on a 1:1 consultation and the clinic is devising some group sessions for NHS patients. Currently we cannot provide this service to NHS patients.

 

Who is the FRP suitable for

  • Chronic knee pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain

 

How is referral arranged?

Ideally a referral to the BPC from your GP or a physiotherapist will be suitable on a private/insured or a self-pay. If patients like to refer themselves, the clinic will have the responsibility to write to your GP to involve their help in treating you.

 

Why does it take 6-10 weeks?

FRP is a complex and multidisciplinary pathway which needs partnership from the care providers and the patients. Understanding of the individual patient’s problems and multidisciplinary team basis is time consuming and following an initial consultation, usually with a physiotherapist kick starts the process. The Patient is then placed on a BPCFRP pathway and the second consultation in the second week is held to discuss the protocol and modalities of options. It is the patient’s responsibility to participate in the recommended routine as dropouts in the middle of the treatment will not result in successful results

 

Patient Reported Outcome Measures

The BPC Ethos is “Keen on Evidence and Passionate about outcomes”. The BPC-FRP will be gauged by the following outcome measures

-EQ5D

-VAS Scores

-BMI

– Return to work statistics including absence from work days since start of the program

 

Modalities involved in BPC-FRP

Consultations: This occurs at the Bromsgrove Private Clinic

 

Physiotherapy: The clinic has its own physiotherapy and gym facility. The clinic also has relationship with local physiotherapists and gymnasiums to provide this facility

 

Dietician: The clinic has access to a private dietician who will contribute towards planning a bespoke pathway.

 

Surgeons: We mostly get patients assessed by a physiotherapist but the surgeons are available on a standby basis and consultation can be arranged to seek expert help as and when required

 

Pain Management Consultant: The Bromsgrove Private Clinic has access to a pain management consultant who is available for consultation

 

Clinical psychologist: Psychological help is available as and when required

 

Specialist Personal Trainer: The Bromsgrove Private Clinic works with a local specialist personal trainer to provide help in a gymnasium setting when required.