Interventions for Pain: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?

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Dennis M. Gruber, J.C. Andersen
83 minutes
A growing body of evidence suggests that correlating a patient's pain experience as an accurate reflection of the state of tissue healing is inadequate for the clinical practice that currently exists. In reality, driven by advances in treating combat trauma, the understanding of pain that most athletic trainers have indicates a need to extend clinical intervention strategies beyond the peripheral pain theories often presented in athletic training textbooks. Interventions for Pain: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going? provides an overview of the historical understanding of and approaches to pain management. The DVD also looks at recent evidence on advanced peripheral and brain-based intervention strategies for patients with acute and chronic pain.

Among the topics covered:

• Therapeutic interventions for pain: where have we been, where are we going?
• Phantom limb pain
• Nociceptors
• Gate control theory
• Current therapeutic interventions
• To the neuromatrix and beyond
• Some evidence-based action potentials
• Beyond biomedicalism
• Central sensitization
• Biopsychosocialism
• Application: clinical examination & diagnosis
• Application: therapeutic interventions