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The Roles of Physical and Occupational Therapy in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program

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Date Published

December 10, 2019

Publisher

Ohio Physical Therapy Association

Subjects

Biopsychosocial, Chronic Pain, Pediatric, Treatment

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Summary

This session is focused on various physical and occupational therapy treatment methods in regards to pediatric chronic pain. In addition, frequently encountered pain diagnoses and specific treatment suggestions will be reviewed. The speaker will provide brief background information on adolescent chronic pain, treatment methods (both typical and atypical), integration of a biopsychosocial approach, and discuss specific application of techniques. Common physical, emotional, and social barriers that arise with treatment of this population will be introduced and strategies to overcome these barriers will be discussed. Case studies will be incorporated to support concepts and information discussed. Finally, outcome measures commonly used for pediatric chronic pain will be introduced for therapists to utilize in treatment sessions.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of common chronic pain diagnoses.
  • Be able to identify helpful therapy interventions for patients with chronic pain.
  • Be able to identify biopsychosocial barriers and skills that therapists can utilize in sessions to facilitate activity level.
  • Better understand how to apply treatment skills to clinical care using case examples.

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    Presenters

    Heidi Kempert, PTA

    Heidi Kempert is a physical therapist assistant who graduated from Kent State University in 2009. She has worked with the... Read More

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    Program Titles and Supporting Materials

    This program contains the following components:

    Chronic Pain - Handout
    Chronic Pain - Video Presentation
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    How to Attend

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