Pain: What’s My Brain Got To Do With It? Part 2 Treatment
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Domain of OT, OTP,
AL BOARD 3hrs
FL AOTA #3397 3hrs
This course will challenge the therapist to make a paradigm shift in identifying pain mechanisms especially Central Sensitization then to develop an effective treatment to improve outcomes.
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This course will challenge the therapist to make a paradigm shift in identifying pain mechanisms especially Central Sensitization then to develop an effective treatment to improve outcomes. With Central Sensitization the treatment must be aimed at top-down treatment treating the brain changes with the cortical disorganization. These top down treatments strategies must be aimed at correcting the way the brain is processing input with persistent pain. Research has revealed that clinical dysfunctions in persistent pain such as impaired tactile sensation, inability to move, inability to discriminate what objects are present as well as abnormal movement such as dystonia can be improved along with the persistent pain by using newer strategies. Since the body and mind are connected and both involved in persistent pain, treatment must address these cognitive and behavioral changes. Treatment strategies presented in treating central sensitization are : 1. Neuroscience education 2. Calming the brain 3. Don’t fire painful neurotags 4. Training the brain. Will be presented and can be utilized immediately in clinical treatment.
- Identify types of pain mechanisms
- Identify persisent pain vs acute pain
- Review symptoms and appropriate treatment strategies for central sensitization
- Determine when to manage the symptoms and emotional components using behavior techniques such as mindfulness
- Review the use of graded motor imagery with retraining the brain
Review learned based sensory motor training (LBSMT)
Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience treating both musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee (UTHSC) and earned an Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from there. She has a strong clinical background in treating neurological and musculoskeletal consequences of injury. Susan has presented nationally and internationally in upper and lower extremity dysfunctions as well as pain management. Susan has written articles on a wide variety of topics related to physical therapy for many national publications and health journals. Her most recent publications are “Graded Motor Imagery” in the Journal of Hand Therapy 2011 and a chapter on “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” in the book entitled Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes by Elsevier in 2011. Ms. Stralka is very active in the community with the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Germantown Rotary Club and Girls Inc. as well as with many other civic organizations. She has held numerous state and national offices with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Arthritis Association. In 2009, Susan was recognized by the Arthritis Association as Volunteer of the Year. With the goal of providing the best rehabilitative care to patients, Stralka continually recruits and supports innovative clinical programs to benefit future patients.
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