Helping patients to help themselves:
Improving the management of persistent pain
Speakers’ slides and video
The following slides are available to download:
- Dawn Carnes – introduction: what do we know about persistent pain?
- Elizabeth Steed – changing behaviour: working with motivation and fear
- Paul Vaucher – why doesn’t my pain go away?
- Afternoon sessions: facilitation skills and unhelpful thinking
Please note that due to copyright issues Steven Vogel’s talk regarding NICE guidance for persistent low back pain cannot be made available as a video or slides for download.
|9am – 10am||Registration|
|10am – midday||Overview of the management of persistent pain|
|10am – 10:20am||Chronic pain management overview: Introduction. What do we know about chronic pain, the burden, the presentation, the population.||Dawn Carnes|
|10:20am – 10:50am||Why doesn’t my pain go away?||Paul Vaucher|
|10:50am – 11:20am||What is the latest evidence informed advice? Current NICE guidance for persistent low back pain.||Steven Vogel|
|11:20am – 11:50am||Behaviour change: How do you motivate people to change behaviour, for example to do more exercise, or engage with cycles of avoidance and anxiety?||Liz Steed|
|Midday – 1pm||Lunch|
|1pm – 2:30pm||How to help your patients without giving them advice|
|1pm – 2:30pm||Integrating psychological approaches with manual therapy.||Facilitators|
|(a) How not to give advice. Active listening and facilitation skills.|
|(b) The pain cycle and how to escape.|
|(c) Cognitive behavioural therapy. What is it, and how is it applied to pain management? Facilitating change, and the role of automatic thoughts and unhelpful thinking.|
|2:30pm – 2:45pm||Refreshments|
|2:45pm – 4:15pm||Workshops: cognitive behavioural approaches|
|(a) Exercise: acceptance scenario and discussion.||Facilitators|
|(b) Exercise: Changing negatives to positives.|
|(c) Exercise: Patient and practitioner role-play.|
|Close||Summary of the day and learning implications.|
Speakers and facilitators
Dr Oliver Thomson is a practicing osteopath and Senior Lecturer at the British School of Osteopathy where he leads the research teaching for the undergraduate and postgraduate osteopathy programs. Oliver completed his PhD in osteopathy at the University of Brighton, Clinical Research Centre for Health Professions, where he explored clinical decision-making. His research interests include: clinical decision reasoning, professional identity and beliefs, and qualitative research. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and is on the advisory board for Manual Therapy Journal.
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