There are a number of treatment facilities that offer physical and occupational therapy programs for children with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndromes (AMPS) throughout the US, but we only include here hospital programs where the staff have trained directly with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS team and that we know have specifically modeled their programs after the program which produced the statistical data in the 1999 outcomes study, which demonstrates the effectiveness of this treatment (out of 103 patients, 92% had fully resolved their pain and 88% were pain free five years later).
We are not aware of any facilities that offer this type of program for adults. If you know of such a facility, please let us know via our contact page.
To get into an AMPS program you or your child first needs to be seen by a physician on a programs team, so the first step is to make a doctor’s appointment with the appropriate physician at the hospital you’re interested in. If you need help finding a physician, please send us an email though our contact form and we will do our best to help.
- San Francisco – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco
- Boston – Boston Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center, Harvard University
- Kansas City – Children’s Mercy: Rehabilitation for Amplified Pain Syndrome (RAPS), University of Missouri
- Omaha – Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, University of Nebraska
- Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha NE has a modified day program designed to treat AMPS. It is a multidisciplinary treatment approach with specialties including Rehab, Behavioral Health, and Rheumatology. The program runs Mon-Fri with one hour of OT and one hour of PT from 8-10 am for 5 weeks total. It is integrated with behavioral health with both individual and group sessions once weekly.
- Wayne – Providence Medical Center
- New Brunswick – Children’s Specialized Hospital: Pain Management (they take patients up to 21 years of age)
- Pittsburgh – The Hospital at The Children’s Institute: Pain Rehabilitation Program, University of Pittsburgh
- Philadelphia – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) Program, University of Pennsylvania