Moving in on Pain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750689267

Moving in on Pain

1st Edition

Conference Proceedings - April 1995

Authors: Michael Shacklock
Paperback ISBN: 9780750689267
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th October 1995
Page Count: 224


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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About the Author

Michael Shacklock

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, City Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Adelaide, Australia; Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists