Progressive Goal Attainment Program (Activity Coaching)
The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP™) is a standardized, community-based intervention delivered by professionals such as occupational therapists or physical therapists who have been trained by the program. PGAP is a life-role reintegration program designed to meet the needs of injured workers struggling with a wide range of medical and mental health conditions, and the disability that can arise following injury or illness. The goal of the program is to help patients recover by incrementally increasing their activity.
PGAP helps patients by:
- Reducing psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress
- Promoting re-integration into life-role activities
- Increasing quality of life
- Facilitating return to work
- Preventing long-term disability
The client and activity coach meet weekly for approximately one hour, for a maximum of 10 weeks. Meetings may be done via telephone or videoconference.
The program’s initial stages focus on structured activity to help the client resume activities.
The program’s final stages focus on activities that facilitate re-integration into the workplace.
Appropriate patients include injured workers struggling with musculoskeletal conditions, depression and other debilitating conditions that are preventing them from participating in the return to work process. Contact your local Health Services Coordinator (HSC) or the main COHE office to discuss if PGAP is right for your patient.
- Visit the L&I website for more information on this emerging best practice
- Visit the PGAP website for more information on PGAP (including research articles)
- Learn more about St. Luke's Outpatient Progressive Goal Attainment Program