Pain / Injury Diagnostics & Treatments are Always Evolving …as are we at the Armoury Clinic

Here, Sean Meagher MPT BKinn, shares an article from the recent Canadian Physiotherapy conference, where a new assessment tool was presented for helping pain management.

A radar plot using 7 points of pain experience are shown in 2 patients;

1. whiplash-associated disorder following a motor vehicle collision and
2. mechanical low back pain.

 

This article follows Tyler Bredschneider’s recent article (thearmouryclinic.ca/pain-monitoring-model-for-injury-recovery) on a Pain-monitoring model for injury recovery.

Come into the Armoury Sports Medicine and Performance Clinic, where our healthcare team can provide you with leading integrative assessments, and develop a plan that is tailored to your individual health status and progress.

7 points include:
NOCICEPTIVE INPUT,  PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY,  CENTRAL NOCIPLASTIC CHANGE,  EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION OR PATHOLOGY, MALADAPTIVE COGNITIONS,  SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT,  SENSORIMOTOR DYS-INTEGRATION.

This framework is not meant to be diagnostic, but a complementary tool for chronic pain management.

Reference:  David M.Walton, James M.Elliot.   A new clinical model for facilitating the development of pattern recognition skills in clinical pain assessment.  Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.  Volume 36, August 2018, Pages 17-24.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S246878121830081X?via%3Dihub

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