BNAP

BACK & NECK
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

DO YOU HAVE BACK OR NECK PAIN?

Workability has developed a functional rehabilitation program used by accredited physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors to help you take back the control over your pain and your activities, so that you can get back to the life you want.

We call it BNAP – the Back & Neck Assistance Program. BNAP is an evidence based and active rehabilitation program aimed to help patients living with chronic back and neck pain to improves function, treat the cause of their pain and improve their quality of life.

WHAT BENEFITS COULD YOU EXPECT?

  • You will receive a comprehensive Initial assessment from a physiotherapist, a doctor, and possibly an occupational therapist.

  • A Physiotherapist will work with you to set treatment goals.

  • The therapist will tailor a Personalised Treatment Plan including structured exercise and a home program.

  • You will be equipped with pain management strategies.

  • Your Workability Case Coordinator will support you telephonically before, during, as well as after completion of the program.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

This program will not cost you anything as the funds will come out of the risk portion of your medical aid fund and not out of your day to day benefits.

It is important that you complete the program to ensure that this cost is not wasted and that you get optimal benefit from the program.

HOW DOES THE BNAP PROGRAM WORK?

Step 1

You will be contacted by a Workability by a case manager who are non- treating physiotherapists and occupational therapists by background, who will review and monitor your progress until the completion of your treatment.

Step 2

You will be assessed by the local Workability network physiotherapist who will understand your medical history and explain the possible cause of the pain as well as the program plans to you.

Step 3

An active treatment plan will be put together for you by the rehabilitation team and you will be requested to sign the patient contract committing you to the prescribed treatment.
Sessions consist of active individual or group exercise sessions which may be combined with individual or group information sessions.
These programs can range from 1 to 6 weeks dependent on your needs and your goals.

Step 4

When active rehabilitation has been completed, you will be discharged with a home exercise program and the case manager will continue to monitor your goal achievement and progress. Should you require further active treatment, they will facilitate re-entry into further active rehabilitation.