Train Away Chronic Pain (TACP) is a program dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of individuals with chronic pain through physical activity founded by Olympian and World Champion (and chronic pain sufferer since 2009) Joanna Zeiger, MS, PhD.
As part of a healthy lifestyle, exercise can reduce general and specific risk factors for neuropathic and generalized chronic pain. There are the general benefits that exercise bestows, such as decreased risk for cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels, reduced risk for certain cancers, and enhanced blood flow. Specifically, exercise promotes and preserves the function of peripheral nerves in those who have peripheral neuropathy. Additionally, exercise has positive effects on maintaining sensation, improves balance, enhances functional mobility, decreases fatigue, reduces pain levels, and lessens symptoms of depression.
The cornerstone of TACP is our Tame Your PAIN! programs which uses a three-pronged approach to help those with chronic pain achieve fewer symptoms and improved quality of life and well-being. The trio of aerobic exercise, strength work, and mental toughness training comprise the foundation of the program. We want to help chronic pain patients take back control of their lives and empower themselves through exercise.