A  new pain management platform to help you tackle your toughest challenges

Our mission is to help you minimize your pain so you can maximize your life.

You’ve tried it all, but your pain remains. Our unique program integrates six elements to help you tackle the physical, emotional, and mental toll of persistent pain.

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"Chronic pain is not all about the body, and it's not all about the brain-- it's everything. Target everything. Take back your life."

Sean Mackey, MD, PHD

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Tamar Katz, MBA

Wharton MBA, Olympic figure skater

Mend Founder and CEO

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Ezra Cohen, MD

 Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at Boston Hospital 

Mend Advisor

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Marc Dinaro, DRSM, DSM   

Clinic Director

Head of Mend Exercise Development  

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Yaakov Friedman, DPT, CSCS 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Mend Rehab Specialist  

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Ben Swerdlow, LCSW,
MPH  

Director @ JASA

 Mend Coach

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Seth Resnick, MD, DAFPA, FASAM

Pain Psychiatrist

 Mend Program Designer

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About us

Mend Health

Hello! I’m Tamar, the founder of Mend Health.

I'm a former Olympic figure skater. I spent half my life training, competing...and dealing with injuries. I've been through it all--years of physical therapy, painkillers, cortisone shots, and surgery.

When I was an Olympic athlete, I had access to a comprehensive, integrated recovery regimen including a dedicated coach, an exercise-as-medicine program, mental training, and social support. When I stepped away from elite figure skating, I no longer had access to this type of integrated care system. 

That's why I've partnered with pain specialists--doctors, psychologists, and physical therapists--to make this Olympic approach accessible to you. I want to help you reduce recurring pain, avoid frequent flare-ups, and enjoy your life.

 

What is the

Mend Health Pilot Program?

An 8-week program, designed by pain doctors, focusing on the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of pain

 
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Tailored exercise program 

Pain is not linear. Our program adjusts to your good days and bad days, incorporating activities that you enjoy.

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Doctor-guided tutorials on pain management strategies

We teach you pain-coping techniques, backed by scientific research, to better manage your pain flare-ups.

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Mend coaches

Our trained coaches know first-hand what it's like to live with pain, and they’ll be there for you every step of the way.

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Peers 

Connect with peers and a like-minded community to engage in the program together.

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Nutrition & supplements

Learn the right diet and supplements to help you avoid inflammatory responses.

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Sleep

Pain often impacts sleep. We teach you how to break the cycle and improve your sleep quality.

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How Does It Work?

Our integrated, six-element program is designed for the whole you, to reduce your persistent pain.

 

The psychological toolkit

Chronic pain often changes how your nerves and brain process pain. It’s often coupled with stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings. Over time, our bodies create a feedback loop associated with those emotions.

Our psychological toolkit helps break that cycle by teaching you practical skills to better cope with pain—and limit the control it has over your life. 

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Exercise as medicine

The right exercise is important for managing flare-ups. You’ve probably “graduated” from physical therapy, but now you’re stuck with programs that are boring or even make your pain worse.

Our exercise-as-medicine program is designed to help you overcome fear of movement, regain the joy of your favorite activities, and maximize what your body can do today.

Support & accountability

Chronic pain can be isolating, inhibiting your ability to take part in social activities. And that can cause withdrawal, or even depression.

Our supportive, constructive community, led by Mend coaches who know how to manage chronic pain, will help you feel connected and supported by others going through the same journey.

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What Our Clients Say

"I'm starting week three of the Mend Health program. My knee is already feeling stronger with less pain! Looking forward to continuing the progress!"

- Ben T

Recovering from chronic knee pain

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Am I good a fit for the pilot program?


If you live with chronic pain (pain that has persisted for more than six months) and you are at least 18 years old, you may qualify for the program. You should also be comfortable using Zoom and/or video workout technology.

You should be able to follow the program even if:

  • You’re afraid of triggering a flare-up or long cycle of pain
  • You find it difficult to exercise due to frequent pain flare-ups
  • You lead a very active life and constantly deal with persistent pain
Sign up here and we will let you know if you’re a fit for the program.




How much does the pilot program cost?


The 8-week program costs $60. You get a 7 day free trial, after which you will be charged the full $60 for the remainder of the program.

As of our now our January 17th pilot is full and you will be placed on the waitlist for our February phase 2 program.




How long can I expect to dedicate each week?


The program has one module per week for eight weeks. Each module lasts 30-45 minutes. You also have one 20-minute call with your coach each week. Your exercises will be tailored to your needs, and you can complete them at your convenience. The exercise program typically ranges between 15-45 minutes for 4-5 times a week




Can I do only one part of the program (e.g., just the exercises or just the modules)?


The program is fully integrated so you must do every element, however we can tailor the exercise program to suite your needs (difficulty and length).




Do I need a prescription?


You do not need a doctor's prescription for this program. However, you do need clearance (verbal is sufficient) from your doctor or medical professional to start a mobility and light-exercise program. we will have you fill out a questionnaire to make sure it is safe for you to participate.




What do I need to do to get started?


SIGN UP HERE