Adriaan and I discussed neuroscience pain education: what is it, who needs it, and why are physical therapists uniquely qualified to deliver this education. We also talked about his research into neuroscience pain education for pre-op lumbar surgery patients. Tune in to find out his results and what he is working on now. Have a pen and paper ready to take notes!
This show is based on the Explain Pain course by David Butler. I discussed the importance of the features of the therapist, patient, message, and context/environment when explaining pain to the patient. The importance of letting the patient speak and really hearing their story and using that when explaining pain. I also gave some helpful metaphors and stories that I use when explaining pain. Plus I was very happy to have a special caller, Barrett Dorko, PT. He of course had some great thoughts on all of this…but you will have to tune in to find out!
Kathy Kreiter is the executive director of the International Association for the Study of Pain. We discussed why and when IASP was formed, the programs and conferences the run, the grass roots projects they have in developing countries and the scholarship and grant programs they support. If you want to more about this amazing organization this is a must listen to episode.
This show is part 1 of my review of the Women’s Health Section Fall Conference weekend with Dr. Lorimer Moseley and Dr. Paul Hodges. In this episode I am highlighting some of the more important points made by Dr. Lorimer Moseley over the weekend. This episode focuses on the input/output feedback loop, the sensitization of neuro tags and the “imprecision” of neuro tags based on current neuroscience research.
Kevin, Karl and I discussed common golf injuries and how physical therapy and a proper golf swing can help treat or even prevent those injuries. We discussed how no matter what type of golfer you are (beginner to expert) it is important to work with a golf pro and a physical therapist to stay healthy for a lifetime of golf. Kevin and Karl also gave us practical tips from how to grip the club to posture during the swing.