This presentation provides a rational for EP’s to engage in the treatment of patients with persisting pain. It explains the complexity of pain and the difficulties facing clinicians working in this area. It also gives an overview of the broader declarative knowledge required for clinicians to implement patient specific evidence based treatments which will increase the likelihood of successful rehabilitation outcomes. It discusses key concepts such as a bio-psycho-social pain management treatment model and the initial assessment. The approach and the clinical practices commonly used in a 10 week bio-psycho-social pain management treatment approach for a patient with persisting pain is explored.
This recording was made from a webinar presented by ESSA on 29 August 2013.
Dr John Booth (PhD) is a clinical Exercise Physiologist and credentialed McKenzie Therapist practicing in the area of musculoskeletal pain and injury. His primary area of clinical practice is spinal pain and injury and the treatment and management of patients with persisting pain. He is the principal of RehWork Rehabilitation and Consultancy, a multidisciplinary pain clinic in Wollongong New South Wales. John is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the University of New South Wales. His teaching and clinical supervision is focused on developing contemporary clinical skills in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and persisting pain. John is also a clinical educator presenting ongoing education courses for clinicians practicing in the area of spinal pain and injury and persisting pain. His current research is concerned with the impact of acute exercise and exercise training on specific measures of pain sensitivity, function and psychosocial status in patients with persisting pain
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