Salude is proud to announce the opening of The Rizor Institute at Salude, our Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program that will specialize in the treatment of chronic and acute pain. Learn More

  • The Rizor Institute Program Admission


The Interdisciplinary Pain Management (IPM) Program accepts patients as a managed care/insurance payor or direct physician referral only and after a thorough initial assessment has been performed by the IPM team. An individual treatment plan will be developed by the team for each patient and reviewed with the patient’s physician and/or managed care/insurance payor. Salude’s IPM Program is offered as Inpatient and Outpatient care.


Inpatient Program – The IPM Inpatient Program lasts an average of 4 to 6 weeks. This is 24-hour seven days per week care which allows for the most intensive and comprehensive treatment for the patient.

Outpatient Program – The IPM Outpatient Program lasts an average of 8 to 10 weeks. This treatment approach is only provided on an outpatient basis five days per week and will require a longer admittance to the program.

Determining inpatient or outpatient program is based on patient need and payor concurrence. 

Interdisciplinary Pain Management Model of Care

Upon receiving the patient referral, contact is made with the insurance company to request approval for an initial evaluation. This initial evaluation allows the medical professionals in the IPM Program to review past medical records and determine if the treatment at the IPM facility would be beneficial for the patient.

The inclusion criteria are:

  • Chronic non-cancer pain of three months or longer duration.
  • No clinical evidence of pain etiology that is determined likely to respond to additional medication or surgery.
  • Direct physician referral with medical records of appropriate diagnostics.
  • Patient's cooperation and participation in a variety of tests and examinations.
  • Cooperation and active participation of the patient's spouse and family.
  • Clinical staff agreement that the patient is motivated to reduce pain and disability and no evidence of severe psychological/psychiatric disorder.

Determining admission to the inpatient or outpatient program is based on patient need and payor concurrence.

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The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has given preliminary accreditation to The Rizor Institute at Salude, a premier program conducted by experience professionals in a state of the art rehabilitation facility.

Accreditation through CARF is earned through a continued commitment to enhancing the quality of our services and programs with a focus on the satisfaction of the patients we serve.

“I’m very happy being here right now. They’ve just bent over backwards and come in and make sure that everything’s okay.”

– Jean G., October 2019

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