What do you do when your patient is so sore and sensitive that even the lightest touch or just the thought of movement triggers a severe pain response?
How can you make sense of their pain? Where do you start with your assessment and treatment?
Do you simply refer these patients off for psychological input and pain management, or is there a way you can help your patients overcome their persistent pain?
Find out in this presentation, as Simon Olivotto (Specialist Musculoskeletal Physio, FACP) takes you through how to make sense of your patients pain, and confidently assess patients with pain sensitivity and complex pain disorders.
You’ll discover a simple, clinically reasoned approach to complex and persistent pain, with practical treatment strategies and tips you can use immediately.
This is the first case study in a series of three presentations that will help you apply the latest pain science principles and evidence from your Making sense of pain module to real life clinical scenarios.
Simon will reveal each patients important clinical features, subjective history and objective examination results.
You’ll put your detective hat on and use your newly developed pain management knowledge and skills to figure out why each patient is experiencing pain and how to approach their treatment.
Simon will then reveal how he treated each patient so you can further improve your assessment and treatment of persistent and complex pain.
This first case study involves a young woman with severe, persistent foot and ankle pain following an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) for ankle fracture. Explore this case study now to treat your persistent and complex pain patients successfully.