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Helping patients to manage their pain

The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) conference in January explored how osteopaths can improve their management of patients with long-term pain. NCOR Senior Researcher Carol Fawkes outlines some possible approaches.

It was a pleasure to welcome more than 80 osteopaths to Queen Mary University London on Saturday 28 January for our conference on persistent pain. Chronic pain management is increasingly recognised as a significant clinical issue; by providing self-management strategies, informed by evidence, osteopaths are well-placed to help patients help themselves.

Discussion groups were a major part of the conference, with delegates encouraged to reflect on how they communicate with their patients – and how they might communicate without giving advice. A range of strategies and techniques were discussed and tried.

You can read the full story at http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/news-and-resources/document-library/the-osteopath/the-osteopath-aprilmay-2017/