The workbook is an introduction to pain science and is composed of one page infographics that are followed by questions to be worked through. The workbook can be used in its entirety or single pages can be selected.
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This workbook is a component of the course Physiofundamentals: Reconciling biomechanics with pain science.
This workbook along with the Part Two of the workbook (an interactive treatment manual and pathway for therapists and patients) helps therapists reconceptualize a biomechanics approach to treating injuries and pain within a Biopsychosocial framework. Hint, you’ll never have to diagnosis a pelvic upslip or SI joint movement asymmetry again.
Naturally, this is a work in progress. Please submit any suggestions for future infographics or sections and you might see them incorporated into future additions.
The following document is a 26 page treatment manual and workbook for therapists and patients. It has a number of different features for treating pain and injuries and lays out the start of a simple but comprehensive approach to rehabilitation.
The treatment manual helps address:
1. Assessment Suggestions for evaluating the entire person and determining which factors are contributing to the pain.
2. A novel exercise prescription map: this section helps therapists choose exercises based on the specific patients needs, goals and their presenting complaints. It is different to how much exercise is prescribed is introduces the therapist to comprehensive capacity training, when its OK to push into pain, symptom modulatory exercises and why keeping things simple is always appropriate.
3. Report of Findings page and Exercise Prescription page.
4. Patient handouts for deconstructing many myths about injury
5. Introduction to Graded Motor Imagery and Graded Motor Exposure
6. Patient goal setting sheets to explore meaningful task exercise (sports, hobbies, work) and graded motor exposure
**Please note, while I hope the manual can be used as a standalone workbook for many therapists it is part of a course that I teach that explores the areas in more detail with more practical applications. Regardless, I hope it is helpful for all.
You haven’t seen the Pain Science Workbook consider reading that first.