PRIDE’s History & Vision
is to empower and assist patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, decrease dependence on medication and health providers, and avoid recurrent injuries by increasing physical capacity to the highest level possible through Functional Restoration.
PRIDE (Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics) was established in 1983 as an alternative to the typical chronic pain management programs available at that time. While these programs were effective in helping patients cope with chronic pain, they did not provide measurable improvement in function, medication management or help with returning patients to productivity. The PRIDE program was established to provide a sports medicine method for treating people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
…helping people disabled with chronic pain get back on their feet.
PRIDE’s novel approach to chronic pain, known as Functional Restoration, is a medically directed, interdisciplinary treatment, that emphasizes measurement, mobilization, and re-activation and supported by education, counseling and stress management. It was the first comprehensive Functional Restoration program in the world and has received many awards throughout its years of service (See Awards and Accreditation)
PRIDE’s in-house staff of physicians includes board-certified specialists in orthopedics, physical medicine, rehabilitation, psychiatry, and pain management. PRIDE’s clinical treatment team includes nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors, physical and occupational therapists, exercise techs and case managers. Since 1983, PRIDE has been helping people who are disabled with chronic pain to get back on their feet and begin functioning, working, and enjoying life again.