Our Functional Restoration Programmes (FRP) are for those individuals who experience persistent or chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as lower back pain. These conditions severely effect both work and personal quality of life. It is aimed at individuals who haven’t responded to other medical treatments and therapies.

Our experience shows that employees who have prolonged or frequent absence or work restriction benefit from access to this service. Between 3-5% of referrals can benefit from access to this service, as their condition requires more intensive intervention than is provided for by the acute service e.g. psychosocial barriers to recovery, reported longer term activity restrictions or suffering from recurrent or long-term absence from work.

To access the programme each employee undergoes a detailed, three-hour, one-to-one assessment, and if suitable would join the programme comprising education, exercise, cognitive behavioural therapy and work activities to restore capability and confidence to return to full normal duties.

This is a group programme delivered for one day per week (5 –6 hours). Participants attend for an average of 6 weeks alongside a graduated return to work plan. The nature of this type of group program requires a reasonable volume of cases for classes to be cost-effective, sustainable and beneficial and typically we achieve this by running classes with patients from multiple clients.

The programme helps restore capabilities and confidence of individuals to rehabilitate to an enhanced level of function.

A video outlining this service can be viewed here.

84% Of those completing FRP are discharged on full duties.


Corporate Physical Health Services


Vita Health Group provides National Coverage for Physiotherapy Treatment via a network of over 850 quality assured clinics. The clinics are audited against their facilities and use of evidence-based practice.

Vehicle Assessments

Driving position can be a risk factor in the development of musculoskeletal disorders, and as remote working increases, it is important that this is not overlooked.

Occupational Health Physiotherapy (On-site)

Our Onsite Service aims to reduce your organisation’s associated costs of MSK sickness absence, through an Occupational Physiotherapy Service that supports and assists your employee’s back to work, as quickly and safely as possible.

Experience and Excellence

Our evidence-based stepped-care approach for common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions optimises return to work and makes a real difference to people’s lives by reducing symptoms and restoring function. Our goal, as ever, is to help our patients lead happier, healthier lives.

Our MSK service is one of the few accredited by SEQOHS. Vita Health Group aligns with NICE guidelines and uses a bio-psychosocial approach with integrated case management and a fully work-focused occupational health management plan.

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