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 There is a problem in observational epidemiology. If a disease has an association with a behaviour within the population, we cannot tell which of these is true: the behaviour causes the disease; the disease causes the behaviour; or a third factor causes both. The first instinct for the reader of an epidemiological study is often […] The post Alcohol and pain in the population appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Macrophages are found in all tissues and are critical to injury and repair. Like neurons, macrophages are plastic and acquire different phenotypes based on the external environment. There are two types of macrophages, M1 which secrete inflammatory cytokines, and M2 which secrete anti-inflammatory cytokines. Inflammatory cytokines activate nociceptors and promote pain and anti-inflammatory cytokines inhibit […] The post Macrophages are key players in pain and analgesia appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind The fifth and last of our ‘Oldies but Goodies’ series is by Peter O’Sullivan: This story of a 28 year old man with disabling low back pain illustrates the CB-CFT intervention trialled in the RCT in Bergen, Norway. ‘Eight years ago I had a lifting injury at work. It was terrible pain, I was worried […] The post Oldies but Goodies – Classification based cognitive functional therapy for back pain appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Over this holiday season we are posting the most popular articles from the last five years. The fourth most read in our archive is on isometric tendon pain by Ebonie Rio. Isometrics reduce tendon pain Anyone with tendon pain will tell you, it’s a pain in the butt (hamstring tendon pain that is). If it’s your Achilles tendon, the mornings […] The post Oldies but Goodies – Isometrics reduce tendon pain appeared first on Body in Mind.
Body in Mind Over this holiday season we are posting the most read articles from the last five years. The third is a BiM review of a J Pain paper by Alban Latremoliere and Clifford J. Woolf (AKA L&W) Everything you wanted to know about CENTRAL SENSITISATION By Kerwin Talbot & Lorimer Moseley Another of our series on the Journal of […] The post Oldies but Goodies – Everything you wanted to know about CENTRAL SENSITISATION appeared first on Body in Mind.