The PMPG is a special interest group of the South African Society of Physiotherapists. The group was formed at the end of 2009 to provide a forum for people who have an interest in pain. As pain is common to many different areas, it means that it will be a very diverse group of people who are likely to be part of this initiative. There are many problems that have been identified in the management of pain both at the acute and chronic levels and our hope is that this forum will become a space for the sharing of experiences, the study of evidence-based pain interventions and process and for help in the application of new skills into clinical practice.
There are 50 copies of The Happiness Trap that are currently being distributed to libraries accross SA! Thank you to the members always so willing to help with this project.Read more
Body in Mind Few clinical guidelines for the treatment of sciatica exist and evidence regarding effective medical treatments is limited. One medicine that is prescribed for the management of sciatica is pregabalin (also known as Lyrica®). Pregabalin is a neuropathic pain medicine, effective in reducing neuropathic pain in conditions such as post-herpetic neuralgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Pregabalin […] The post Pregabalin for sciatica, increasing prescription but is it effective? appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Working hypothesis about phantom limb pain and movement representation Patients with phantom limb pain (PLP) may report altered movement representations of their phantom limb, for example, ‘my phantom limb is frozen in one or more peculiar positions’. Dr. Sumitani previously reported that visual feedback using a mirror restored the voluntary movement representation of such a […] The post Restoring movement representation with virtual reality alleviates phantom limb pain appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind The Endless Possibilities Initiative (EPIc) is a nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering people with pain to live well. CoFounders Beth and Jo are are two women living with ongoing pain who have found their way forward and want to help others do the same. When they first learned of pain science and the […] The post Endless Possibilities Initiative – EPIc appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Exercise is widely accepted to be beneficial for health and is increasingly prescribed as treatment for many diseases and other chronic health conditions. Many studies in both humans and rodents have investigated the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for chronic pain. Although the efficacy of exercise in rodent models of persistent pain appears […] The post Is “how much?” the right question to ask about exercise for pain? appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind After many years of writing, discussing, researching, washing down toasted ham and cheese croissants with copious amounts of coffee, arguing and testing, Lorimer and I have completed a clinical manual for anyone involved in pain treatment – and after all of it we’re still even talking to each other! We’ve been asked over and over for […] The post Explain Pain Supercharged is here! appeared first on Body in Mind.