Pain management is a constantly evolving area in allied health and it could sometimes be too time-consuming to research and read all that’s out there. We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES have collated the latest and most updated articles, blogs, research, innovations and events for your perusal.
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A NEW STUDY FOR SCIATICA
Sciatica is the name given to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, a long nerve that begins in the lower spine and extends down the back of each leg. The most common cause of sciatica is a bulging disc in the spine, but there may be other causes.
Doctors at select centres in Australia are conducting the SALIENT Clinical Study. The study is evaluating SX600 – an investigational, non-opioid single injection designed to provide long-term relief of sciatica pain. SX600 is a sustained-release product, which is designed to deliver small doses of a corticosteroid to the inflamed nerve over a period of time. Further details- click here.
Pain Revolution cycle tour kicks into high gear for 4th year
Supported by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, 2020 Pain Revolution Rural Outreach Bicycle Tour will raise awareness and funds to support a Local Pain Educator Program which will provide training and education to regional health practitioners, including physiotherapists, to develop sustainable pain management strategies for their patients and deliver pain education clinics in their communities. Head over to the Pain Revolution website for information.
Pain in Childhood Special Interest Group
This Special Interest Group (SIG) helps to improve professional and scientific knowledge regarding pain in childhood to the benefit of children, their families and communities. Visit the website and find useful resources for my parents, caregivers and children and adolescents with Chronic and Persistent Pain.
Online Paediatric Pain Curriculum
This curriculum is to provide a broad education platform, for health-care professionals to learn about pain within clinical, basic science, and ethical themes. You can access the 10 modules for FREE!
Pain Education Resource Center (PERC)- CLICK FIND OUT MORE
Why, What & How of Nutrition for People Experiencing Chronic Pain
Free webinar as part of its 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain. The webinar was presented on Tuesday 24 March 2020 by Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. You can also download the slides for FREE.
NEW YOGA FOR PAIN INFO SHEET
Yoga Pain Australia published the new Yoga for Pain Care Info sheet, it is a handy reference document for health professionals, service providers and people with persistent pain. It includes a summary of the changing approach to pain care, research into yoga and pain, and the most effective ways to introduce yoga-based learning to people experiencing persistent pain. You can download the info sheet for FREE!
Talking Physio- Pain Science Revolution
This episode of Talking Physio podcast brings together Pain scientist, Professor Lorimer Mosley and Chair of the APA Pain group Diane Wilson for a robust conversation on all things pain. The duo discusses pain research over the past 50 years and their predictions for physiotherapy and pain science in the 20 years to come. Tune in now!
Professor Lorimer Moseley on the brain and mind in chronic pain
Professor Lorimer Moseley answers questions from Ebonie Rio, Department of Physiotherapy & Monash University, covering the important difference between pain and nociception, and sharing thoughts on how pain science can help clinicians working in sports medicine. Tune in now!
Opioid management quick steps guide for clinicians
A guide for GPs who would like to help their patients gradually reduce their opioid consumption. In this tool, you will find recommendations and resources for the management of people with chronic non-cancer pain at each stage of prescribing – whether you are considering, starting, continuing at or below 60 mg oMEDD, continuing above 60 mg oMEDD or reducing opioids. Click here to find the recommendation.
Practical Pain Management NON-OPIOID Guide – Available for download or print
Handy meds guide on the different categories, with both generic and brand names…
Beyond Pain is award-winning services that helps people suffering from chronic pain, chronic fatigue and mental health disorders.
The Beyond Pain team are highly experienced in tailored, innovative and most importantly, practical workshops for GPs, Physios, OTs, Psychologists, EPs, Chiro, Osteo and other allied health with applicable strategies.
Anjelo was also awarded the Physio of the Year in the 2018 Australian Allied Health Awards!
You can watch videos and download resources for FREE!
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If you have a service or product that serves Allied Health Professionals in private practice, check out the Sponsorship & Exhibition opportunities on offer at the Inaugural Private Practice Success Conference, ELEVATE2020. For more information, visit www.elevate2020.com.au
Pain Management is not just about medicines!
Evidence for education and the use of mindfulness & exercise to support pain management.
- Mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain: Evidence and applications – Asian J Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;32:79-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.11.025. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
- Comparative evaluation of group-based mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment and management of chronic pain: A systematic review and network meta-analysis –
- Mindfulness Training for Chronic Non-malignant Pain Management: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-effectiveness and Guidelines. (2019)
- Musculoskeletal pain and exercise—challenging existing paradigms and introducing new-
- The effect of blood flow restriction exercise on exercise-induced hypoalgesia and endogenous opioid and endocannabinoid mechanisms of pain modulation- J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Feb 27
Top exercise for lower back pain relief
As HP’s we all know, bed rest is a big no-no when it comes to relieving lower back pain. Before you start your day, it’s a good idea to get into a back-friendly exercise routine so that you can relax your back and get your muscles warmed up. Here you’ll find the top 16 exercises so that you can improve stretching, stability, strengthening and movement. Check out these exercises and have a chat with your health professional…
Upcoming online events!
Bone Stress Injuries in Runners
The next Sports Chiro Australia (SCA) webinar, titled Bone Stress in Runners will be held Wednesday 22 April 2020 and presented by Physiotherapist Brad Beer.
Physiotherapy for Pain Prevention is a part of 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain Webinar Series will be held on 23 April 2020.
Pain Management in Practice Master your skills in managing clients with complex and chronic pain conditions in this 2 day workshop on 30 April and 1 May 2020. Held online!
AHTA Webinar – Reconstruction of the Burnt Upper Limb – The reconstruction of the Burnt Upper Limb, presented by Dr Carl Lisec, a burns and general surgeon. Hosted by the QLD Divisional Coordinators for AHTA
AUSTRALIAN ALLIED HEALTH AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!
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