Musculoskeletal Pain Management Principles

Session Description:

Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek healthcare and failure to understand its nature and complexity can lead to continued suffering of those we treat. The individual training to be a physical therapist or the practicing physical therapist can grow frustrated with pain management options because traditional instruction falls short on providing an adequate understanding of pain. The American Physical Therapy Association’s #ChoosePT campaign provides direction and resources for physical therapists and patients interested in safe chronic pain management. However, before physical therapists are seen as the ideal providers for musculoskeletal pain there is a need for gaining a broader understanding of pain. The overall goal of this course is to provide content that allows the learner to gain a “transformed understanding” of pain that is consistent with Institute of Medicine guidelines. Webinar content will follow a “Top 10” format, emphasize practice implications, and use musculoskeletal pain examples from selected studies reported in the peer-review literature.

Meet our Speaker

Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, is director of musculoskeletal research (Duke Clinical Research Institute) and vice chair of clinical research (Orthopaedic Surgery) at Duke University. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain. He is past program director at the University of Florida, having taught the evidence-based practice sequence for 10 years. His speaking experiences include symposia, educational, and keynote presentations at national and international conferences. In 2016 he was the 21st John H.P. Maley Lecturer, and the title of his lecture was “Pain Management: Road Map to Revolution.”

Course Code:

LMS-813

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.15

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

17S5205

cert_OH hours

2

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

  • Review the pre-recorded session, compile questions for the live Q and A session.
  • Following the Q and A, complete the assessment with a 70% or higher score.
  • Submit your evaluation feedback.
  • Print your certificate.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

01/03/2017

Date recorded

03/16/2017

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Steven Z. George, PT, PhD

Learning objectives

  1. Differentiate nociception, experience, and impact as key elements of understanding pain.
  2. Determine key differences in “pain treatment” and “pain management” philosophies.
  3. Provide examples of how traditional physical therapy practice does not account for the variability inherent in the pain experience.
  4. Identify key constructs to include in progressive pain assessment.
  5. Describe how pain assessment can inform clinical decision making.
  6. Provide examples of evidence supported approaches to pain management
  7. Identify key components of a psychologically informed physical therapy approach.

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#Lessons:
1PDF
2Assessment_Pain Management
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Credit Categories
Tags:musculoskeletal, pain management, opioid, Steven George
Enrollment
Price:$169.00
Available discounts:
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