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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.

 

PAIN QUESTIONNAIRES

Read the below articles, download the questionnaire. 
Answer on the questionnaire and email your completed forms to the email address on the bottom of the mcq.

(Each questionnaire is accredited for 3 CPD points)

Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire 1

Article 1 - HIV Associated Pain (MCQ 1)

Article 2 - Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain (MCQ 1)

Article 3 - Postamputation Pain (MCQ 1)

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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 2017

The Certificate in Pain Management course dates for 2017 are available at the below link:

 

Course Calendar 2017

NEWSFEED: BODY IN MIND

Body in Mind

Research into the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain
  • Body in Mind Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) encompasses a diverse range of conditions such as osteoarthritis, discogenic spinal pain, fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. There is consistent evidence for the benefit of exercise to improve pain and function in CMP, although there is considerable uncertainty concerning the best exercise modality and dosage. This makes establishing definitive exercise guidelines […] The post Exercise considerations for chronic musculoskeletal pain appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind In a study on patients with and without neck pain we set out to evaluate a battery of ten movement control tests for the neck using a Rasch analysis (Sattelmayer, Hilfiker, Luomajoki, & Elsig, 2017). The aim was to establish whether all movement control tests measure the construct “movement control impairments of the neck”, to […] The post Assessment of movement control impairments of the neck appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind We determine our world through the actions we take. Whether from the inside or out, our bodies provide us with the means to actively investigate our environment. This investigation is vital to survival. Active investigation enables us to reduce the uncertainty of the world, accommodate the unexpected, and better predict the consequences of our actions. […] The post Embodied Pain: negotiating action appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind What if every headache, every slight twinge in your back, was potentially life threatening? What if you couldn’t tell a brain tumour from coffee-withdrawal? These can be constant, niggling worries for many people who have survived cancer, and we think their experiences can tell us something important about pain. If you have read a Body […] The post Pain after cancer: A new model for pain psychology? appeared first on Body in Mind.

  • Body in Mind Imagine that you are cooking, your food in the oven is ready and you want to take it out. Hunger makes you impatient and you put your bare hand into the oven, but you accidentally touch the hot surface. You get a painful burn. The area of the burn becomes and remains more sensitive for […] The post Intense pain influences the cortical processing of visual stimuli projected onto the sensitized skin appeared first on Body in Mind.

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