On Friday May 25th, I was honoured to receive the Excellence in Inter-professional Pain education award from the Canadian Pain Society. I am the first physical therapist to receive this award, and I believe the first educator who is not an academic-researcher, so it is a very special honour. As part of the award, I shared a 45-minute presentation at the conference, so I thought I would write a summary here.
Title: Building New Treatment Paradigms: Beyond gates, fear avoidance and distraction.
Description: The growth in pain science research has supported our efforts to convince health care professionals (HCP) that pain is a real physiological process. In some areas, inter-professional education (IPE) has even been successful in changing clinical practice and outcomes. (more…)