Pain Management



NEW - Exercise for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach

NEW - Exercise for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Testimonials: 

A great deal of useful information about pain and how to work with patients on this,  as well as using exercise for chronic pain.  Thank you.  Excellent value for my practice.  Margie Gibson, Physiotherapist, Harare

Good value for my practice.  Marvin Jacobs, Biokineticist, Kenilworth

Excellent value for my practice.  Tamlin Bailey, Physiotherapist, Atlantis 

Excellent value for my practice.  Ruan Venter, Physiotherapist, Midrand  

Good value for my practice.  Dr Achmat Kriel, Chiropractor, Cape Town

Excellent value for my practice.  Vicky van der Merwe, Biokineticist, Lonehill

 

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) refers to ongoing pain felt in the bones, joints and tissues of the body that persists longer than 3 months. For these conditions, it is widely accepted that secondary pathologies or the consequences of persistent pain, including fear of movement, pain catastrophizing, anxiety and nervous system sensitization appear to be the main contributors to pain and disability.

While exercise is a primary treatment modality for CMP, the intent is often to improve physical function with less attention to secondary pathologies. Exercise interventions for CMP which address secondary pathologies align with contemporary pain rehabilitation practices and have greater potential to improve patient outcomes above exercise alone.

Biopsychosocial treatment which acknowledges and addresses the biological, psychological and social contributions to pain and disability is currently seen as the most efficacious approach to chronic pain. This clinical update discusses key aspects of a biopsychosocial approach concerning exercise prescription for CMP and considers both patient needs and clinician competencies.

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400.00

Pain Guidebook: Section I - Pain Principles

Pain Guidebook: Section I - Pain Principles

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Ndamulelo Nemakonde, Physiotherapist, Thohoyandou 

Thank you very simplistic guidance for patients to understand pain pathways.  Excellent value for my practice.  Simone Burgesmeir, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Good value for my practice.  Diane Godfrey, Physiotherapist, Howick

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Mirinda Joubert, Biokineticist, South Korea 

Good value for my practice.  Hilda Du Toit, Physiotherapist, Worcester


This section discusses the mechanisms of pain.  Without being too technical and whilst not relevant to every patient, it gives good insight into nociception, the processing of nociception and the production of pain.  Issues such as the modulation of pain, both habituation (turning down) and sensitization (amplification) are discussed.  A basic and brief section for any patient who might want to further details about pain mechanisms is provided.  Each page can be printed separately and used as an infographic. 


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400.00

Pain Guidebook: Section II - Key Concepts

Pain Guidebook: Section II - Key Concepts

Testimonials:

Good value for my practice.  Kerrie Austin, Physiotherapist, Johannesburg

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


The backbone of this workbook might be the most important section.  Key messages are ideally delivered at the right time to the right person.  They help patients reconceptualize pain, change their beliefs about pain and facilitate healthy behaviours to help with pain.  This section could be printed in its entirety, or any individual page could be printed on each patient visit and viewed as a standalone infographic.

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400.00

Pain Guidebook:  Section III a - Pain Contributors

Pain Guidebook: Section III a - Pain Contributors

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Alison Walker, Physiotherapist, Benoni


Pain is multidimensional and influenced by a number of factors besides tissue damage.  This section overlaps with the Key Messages and starts to give the reader more information about potential contributors to pain.  You can also view it a little like a myth debunker.  We have information on posture, strength, movement habits, sitting, mechanical deformities, depression, fear and exercise.  Again, each page can be used as an infographic. 

You can print parts of this section or have your patient read the whole thing. 

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400.00

Pain Guidebook:  Section III b - Pain Contributors

Pain Guidebook: Section III b - Pain Contributors

Testimonials:

Excellent value for my practice.  Netsie Hamilton-Attwell, Physiotherapist, Darling 

Excellent value for my practice.  Simone Burgesmeir, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Sherril Hulett, Physiotherapist, Cape Town 

Excellent value for my practice.  Daniella Fernandes, Physiotherapist, Cape Town


Pain is multidimensional and influenced by a number of factors besides tissue damage.  This section overlaps with the Key Messages and starts to give the reader more information about potential contributors to pain.  You can also view it a little like a myth debunker.  We have information on posture, strength, movement habits, sitting, mechanical deformities, depression, fear and exercise.  Again, each page can be used as an infographic.  

You can print parts of this section or have your patient read the whole thing. 



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400.00

Beyond the Joint:  The Role of Central Nervous System Reorganizations in Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders

Beyond the Joint: The Role of Central Nervous System Reorganizations in Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders

In this on-line teaching aide, the authors argue that to improve rehabilitation out­comes in patients with chronic musculo­skeletal pain, a global view of the disorder, which incorporates both central (neural) and peripheral (joint-level) changes, is needed. The authors also discuss the challenge of evaluating and rehabilitating central changes.

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