While “Exercise as Medicine” is a prominent theme in the management of many chronic conditions, including chronic pain, exercise prescription can be challenging for clinicians given the lack of specific guidelines to inform practice. For individual clients, routine clinical decisions include choice of exercise modality and dosage, the required level of supervision, pain during exercise, targeting education and exercise to the client’s presentation and grading exercise for clients prone to flare up. This podcast explores key aspects of exercise prescription for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
This recording was made from a webinar presented by ESSA on 4 December 2019.
Presented by Dr Matthew Jones, BExPhys, MSc(Research), PhD, ESSAM, AEP & Dr John Booth, MSc, PhD, AEP
Matt Jones has been an AEP since 2011. He completed his MSc in 2013 and PhD in 2017. His area of research expertise is adaptions of the nervous system in response to exercise – in particular the role of exercise in management of pain and fatigue. Investigations range from laboratory experiments on the adaption of motor and sensory pathways in response to exercise to literature synthesis using systemic review and meta-analysis to explore the associations of physical activity and exercise with pain and fatigue. Matt’s current role is as an academic and researcher in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. His teaching and clinical supervision is focused on developing contemporary clinical skills and evidence-based best practice concerning the use of exercise interventions for musculoskeletal and pain rehabilitation.
Dr John Booth (PhD) is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and clinical practicing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He consults in private practice and at the UNSW Medicine Lifestyle Clinic. He has a special interest in the treatment and management of chronic pain. John is also an academic and researcher in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. His teaching and clinical supervision focused on developing contemporary clinical skills and evidence-based best practice concerning the use of exercise interventions for musculoskeletal and pain rehabilitation. He is a mentor regional clinicians training to be local pain educators as part of the Pain Revolution initiative. As an educator, John regularly presents professional development opportunities to clinicians and allied health professionals. He frequently contributes to chronic pain education events for the general public. John’s research interests and postgraduate supervision include exercise in pain management and the impact of patient and clinician communication on treatment outcomes.
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