University of Technology Sydney

96083 Pain Neuroscience and Management

6cp; 2hpw (masterclass), 2hpw (workshop)
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Students learn to manage acute and chronic pain conditions using contemporary pain neuroscience. An understanding of neurobiological mechanisms and psychological factors leading to pain informs assessment and management in clients with acute and chronic pain. 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 beliefs psychology 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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