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 Almost everyone will experience low back pain (LBP). Most of us also know someone who has persistent LBP – pain that comes and goes, or never goes; that limits work, or life or enjoyment. When our own back hurts we worry (a little or a lot) that we might end up like them. The majority […] The post Persistent low back pain: Can screening predict risk? appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind We are interested in how the information we receive about our back affects our decision to be active or not. We are doing an experiment on it. We need 400 people to take part but we need them to NOT be readers of Body in Mind!! So, could you please ask your friends, family, neighbours, […] The post We need YOUR friends and family…. appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind We know low back pain (LBP) is a condition with a variable prognosis. A good proportion of people recover quite quickly from an episode of LBP, but some will have fluctuating symptoms or develop chronic LBP . Currently, there is no consensus as to which factors are more important to predict this trajectory . Psychosocial […] The post Can Quantitative Sensory Testing responses predict the course of low back pain? appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Development of the first internet-delivery pain education intervention in Brazil It is well established that pain, especially chronic pain, is a public health problem worldwide. Chronification of pain may be due to mismanagement of acute pain that can result in modifications in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Likewise, insufficient knowledge of chronic pain mechanisms […] The post Spreading Pain Education in Brazil appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind With our new proposal, we are not, emphatically NOT, suggesting that we have arrived at the ideal definition of pain. A definition needs to work for clinical and experimental pain, for humans and for other animals, for excruciating and for trivial pain. It needs to distinguish pain from all other sources of distress, from specific […] The post Making a definition of pain work for us appeared first on Body in Mind.