University of Technology Sydney

96083 Pain Neuroscience and Management

6cp; 2hpw (masterclass), 2hpw (workshop)
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Students learn to manage people challenged by acute and chronic pain conditions using contemporary pain neuroscience. An understanding of neurobiological mechanisms, psychological factors, and social factors influencing pain informs clinical assessments and treatments. Students gain an understanding of the role of the physiotherapist in the wider interdisciplinary pain management team. Students use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to identify interventions that target pain neurobiology and maladaptive knowledge and beliefs including education-focused interventions. Emerging approaches to pain management are addressed and pain management is considered in special populations such as stroke, dystonia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, children and the elderly.

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