Pain: What's My Brain Got To Do With It?
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Domain of OT, Occupational Therapy Process,
Susan W. Stralka PT,DPT,MS
This course will help you understand pain and why some patients just don't seem to get better. Learn why some patients have persistent pain and how to properly assess them. Understand how the brain has control over pain. Ultimately, teach patients how to recognize the pain reaction and how they can control their responses to pain.
Identify that pain is more then a stimulus response but is a complex multidimensional disease
Recognize the brain changes associated with persistent pain.
Explain the differences between peripheral and central nervous system involvement
Utilize the Central Sensitivity Index (CSI) to rule in central sensitization.
Recognize that pain is a multi-system involvement and not just tissue damage
Identify your patients pain and determine where the pain is coming from.
Teach patients how to recognize the pain reaction and how they can control their responses to pain.
Introduce your patients to strategies to help the tired brain that is sick of pain to become trained
A well informed patient will do much better than an uninformed patient
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