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Pain Rules HEP Guide

Published by <p>This intervention piece is a great tool to give with the initial exercise program. It outlines several different options that the clinician can choose for the patient regarding allowed pain with exercise. Smith, B. E., Hendrick, P., Smith, T. O., Bateman, M., Moffatt, F., Rathleff, M. S., Selfe, J., & Logan, P. (2017). Should exercises […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis (2017)

Published by <p>Providers who work with people with chronic pain often wonder how much pain to allow during exercise. This resource summarizes findings from a study that sought to answer this question. The authors attempted to find the effect of exercises that allowed pain compared to those that didn’t allow pain for pain, function, and disability by […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How Important Are Imaging Scans?

Published by <p>People with pain frequently undergo imaging scans. These can be useful in the right context, but can also create a lot of anxiety for people who learn they have issues such as “disc degeneration”. This handout is useful to alleviate some of the anxiety that can accompany imaging scans. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Which Came First: The Stress or The Pain?

Published by <p>The aim of this presentation is to improve the understanding of physiological and neuroscience mechanisms behind both stress and pain as well as the ways in which they interact, and outline strategies we can use to empower our clients and improve their quality of life and function. As therapists, it is important that we have […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chronic Pain: Cognitive Behavioral Approach in Rehabilitation

Published by <p>Rehabilitation providers have begun to incorporate pain education into their treatment protocols to influence the patient’s experience, belief, and knowledge to improve their condition and it has shown to be an effective treatment option for the management of chronic pain. The purpose of this course is to familiarize approaches in managing chronic pain. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Barriers to Home-Based Exercise Program Adherence With Chronic Low Back Pain: Patient Expectations Regarding New Technologies (2016)

Published by <p>A qualitative interview study was conducted. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in a sample of 29 patients with chronic lower back pain who had been recommended home-based exercise for at least 2 months. The age of the sample ranged from 20-85 years old and 17 of the 29 patients were women.  Multiple individuals participated in the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Cognitive-Behavioral-Based Physical Therapy for Patients With Chronic Pain Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2016)

Published by <p>Participants undergoing lumbar laminectomy with or without fusion were recruited. To be included participants needed to fulfill the following criteria: undergoing a laminectomy with or without arthrodesis for a lumbar degenerative condition, 21 years of age or older, English speaking, have back and/or lower extremity pain for at least 6 months, no history of neurological […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Clinical Effects of Deep Cervical Flexor Muscle Activation in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain (2016)

Published by <p>A total of 30 participants with chronic neck pain were enrolled in the study. To be included in the study they needed to meet the following criteria: have neck pain lasting >3 months, have a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of <15 points, have symptoms not exacerbated by exercise, no surgical history, not be taking […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of Different Endurance Exercise Modalities on Migraine Days and Cerebrovascular Health in Episodic Migraineurs: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)

Published by <p>A three arm randomized controlled trial was conducted. A total of 45 participants completed a four week run-in period prior to the start of the intervention to establish a baseline and complete pre-testing. Participants were excluded if they had current medical preventive therapy, other neurological diseases, or regular exercise within the last 6 months. They […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effectiveness of Mechanical Traction Among Subgroups of Patients With Low Back Pain and Leg Pain: A Randomized Trial (2016)

Published by <p>A randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants were eligible if they were 18-60 years old, had leg pain radiating into the leg, had positive straight leg raise or a diminished myotome, dermatome, or reflex consistent with nerve root compression, and had a Oswestry disability score of at least 20 or more. Participants were excluded if […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>