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WELCOME TO THE PMPG

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.

 

PMPG PATIENT RESOURCES

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE UP TO

The Happiness Trap

We have distributed 50 copies of The Happiness Trap to libraries accross SA! Thank you to the members always so willing to help with this project. 

 Painful Yarns Book

 In 2014 we distributed 64 copies of "Painful Yarns" by Lorimer Moseley to libraries accross the country. 

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Pain Course Schedule 2018

The Certificate in Pain Management course dates for 2018 are available at the below link:

 

Course Calendar 2018

NEWSFEED: BODY IN MIND

Body in Mind

Research into the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain
  • Body in Mind Pain is not a singular physical sensation. It can be amplified or reduced by a multitude of physical, psychological, and social factors. For example, we recently found that when children view their pain as “unfair” or “unjust” (pain-related injustice appraisals) they also report more pain, impairment, and worse functioning, even after we accounted for the […] The post The pediatric pain equation: Where do parental injustice appraisals of pain fit in? appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind Times are changing. Our understanding of pain from a purely biomedical perspective has evolved to a biopsychosocial perspective of pain. Intuitively, pain has long been recognized as an experience that can fundamentally threaten our need to feel safe, both physically and psychologically. But what does it mean to say that pain is social? In earlier […] The post Pain as a threat to the social self appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind In the recent blog post some may feel it is remiss of Fernández-de-las-Peñas not to have at least considered the possibility that the clinical phenomena attributed to the so-called latent TrP (trigger point) could also be explained as arising from sensitised peripheral neural tissue. This concept was suggested nearly 25 years ago [1] and again […] The post Tilting at Trigger Points appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind There is a worldwide debate about whether trigger points (TrP) can be considered a relevant clinical entity with their own diagnostic criteria,[1] whether TrPs are just sensory and motor phenomena, secondary to other diseases, or whether the TrP phenomena are reliable enough to be meaningfully categorized.[2] The debate extends to the mechanisms that underpin TrP […] The post Trigger Points and the Nervous System: Myth or Reality? appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind One of the main questions for us as pain researchers is how we can reduce pain.  We already know that painful stimuli such as electrical shocks involuntarily grab our attention because our body prioritizes them to protect us from harmful stimuli. Also, people who have chronic pain pay more attention to painful information and it […] The post How do pain and working memory interact? Can we decrease pain by improving working memory? appeared first on Body in Mind.

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