April 2018: New VALERAS Preoperative Optimization Program

Last month we were kindly invited by the Alaska Academy of Family Practice to introduce our new VALERAS preoperative optimization program at their 20th annual Winter Update.

VALERAS (taken from the Latin for “Strong and Well”) is a cooperative venture between NAPM and Mind Matters Research, LLC, with a little help from our friends at Stanford University and Oxford University Press. This 10-week prehabilitation program is designed especially for people with chronic pain who are planning on surgery, focusing on instilling skills and strategies for strength of mind and body before the operation to help improve recovery, speed healing, and reduce pain afterward.

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