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"A super awesome quote from one of the studies that makes you just want to learn about pain science like crazy and believe it will fix all your problems and you will be empowered to live your life like a boss."

Evidence-base for using pain neuroscience in clinical practice

The science of pain neuroscience is well-established and affects every choice I make in my clinical practice, from how I talk about injuries to how I prescribe exercise.  I seek to reduce the 'threat value' associated with an injury, and re-teach the brain that movement is not dangerous.

There is also evidence that shows that simply learning about pain science can reduce people's pain.  Choose 3 studies and explain in colloquial language.  Link to another page that has further studies -- under 'resources'.

  • The efficacy of pain neuroscience education on musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review of the literature. Louw et al. (2016) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important. Review of 13 RCTs.

  • Fifteen Years of Explaining Pain: The Past, Present and Future. Moseley & Butler (2015) The Journal of Pain

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

  • Fifteen Years of Explaining Pain: The Past, Present and Future. Moseley & Butler (2015) The Journal of Pain

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

Why is evidence and research important?

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Evidence-base for physiotherapy

Physiotherapy programs in Canada take place at universities, in the faculty of medicine.  Physiotherapists receive rigorous training in human anatomy, physiology, blah blah bloobidy blah.  Some conditions, such as tennis elbow, achilles tendinopathy, have well-recearched protrocols that can be followed.  Other conditions, such as low back pain, have more general guidelines.  We form hypotheses and treatment plans based on 'what makes sense' given all the information available to us, and using [a huge load of] knowledge.  Sometimes, we have to try a couple different treatment options to get to the bottom of things.

Here are some examples:

  • Exercise prescription for low back pain (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

  • Effective treatment of tennis elbow  (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

  • Mindfulness and pain  (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

"A super awesome quote from one of the studies that makes you just want to get a physio to do joint mobs and do the exercises they prescribed every day like a superhero."
"A super awesome quote from one of the studies that makes you just want to meditate like crazy and believe it will help you enormously and you will be empowered to live your life like a boss."

Evidence-base for mindfulness

Mindfulness-type meditation has existed for many years, practiced in [south and eastern Asia].  The longevity of this method and the experiences of millions of people are one type of evidence.  There is also modern scientific evidence slowly starting to build that supports mindfulness as a quite powerful medical adjunct.  Studies have shown that there are benefits for anxiety, depression, heart conditions, and even [something interesting].  As a physiotherapist, I am mostly interested in using mindfulness to help people who have musculoskeletal pain.

Here are some of the most relevant studies:

  • Mindfulness and pain  (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

  • Mindfulness and pain  (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.

  • Mindfulness and pain  (2012) Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

One sentence summarizing in lay terms the contents of this article and why it's important.