Moving in on Pain

1st Edition

Conference Proceedings - April 1995


  • Michael Shacklock
    • Print ISBN 9780750689267


    As the first multidisciplinary gathering organised by physiotherapists addressing exclusively the issue of pain, the conference has, through presentations and workshops, served as a unique update in pain management, and includes contributions from such as * Emeritus Prof. Patrick Wall (University of London)
    * Prof. Michael Cousins (Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney University
    * Associate Prof. George Mendelson (Caulfield General Medical Centre and Monash University The selected papers and the commentary on the `Images of Pain' art exhibition together form a benchmark of the state of contemporary pain research and thinking, and is an invaluable read for any health professional dealing with pain and its treatment.

    Table of Contents

    Images of pain
    'Images of pain' exhibition

    Discussion papers
    Moving in on pain
    Overview of pain and it mechanisms
    Neuropathic pain
    The clinical challenge of secondary hyperalgesia
    The clinical variable of primary significance
    Fluid movement may partially account for the behaviour of symptoms associated with nociception in disc injury and disease
    Voluntary movement and pain: focussing on action rather than perception
    The continuum of headache: a review of the literature
    Treatment of pain

    Psychological aspects
    Physchological and psychiatric aspects of pain
    Anxiety, depression and the sense of helplessness: their relationship to pain from rheumatoid arthritis
    Self-efficacy and the patient with chronic pain

    Clinical aspects
    Clinical reasoning and pain
    Peripheral neuropathic disorders and neuromusculoskeletal pain
    Clinical applications of neurodynamics
    Thoracic outlet syndrome: a patient centred treatment approach
    A role of physiotherapy in perianal and perineal pain
    Moving out of pain: hands-on or hands-off
    The placebo response

    Effects of treatment and physical manoeuvres
    Cervical mobilisation techniques, sympathetic nervous system effects and their relationship to analgesia


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