Patients can describe their pain as sharp, dull, burning, spreading, like a toothache, heavy, or like a crocodile is gnawing on their leg. If they don’t actually have a crocodile attached to their leg, how does their description affect your assessment and treatment? What difference does it make if their pain is local and has a predictable response to load, or is a burning pain that spreads into their arm or leg?
In this online course with Mark Jones, you will discover how to differentiate your patients pain into one of three types - nociceptive, neuropathic or nociplastic, and why and how to adjust your assessment & treatment depending on their pain.
You will explore:
Part 1 explores how to quickly recognise diagnostic patterns, and confirm our diagnoses and treatment decisions with “slow” analytical clinical reasoning to get the best results for our patients.
Part 2 helps you identify psychosocial factors, patient perspectives and maladaptive thoughts, beliefs and emotions that affect outcomes and play a role in your clinical reasoning.
Part 3 takes you through how to screen for psychosocial factors in your patient interview, how to unpack your patient’s beliefs and feelings, and important areas & questions you need to include in your subjective assessment.
Part 5 will covers precautions and contraindications to assessment and treatment, red flags you need to identify, when to get your patient immediate medical attention, and a case study example of red flags masquerading as shoulder pain. You will explore how to put all of the information you have gained together with clinical reasoning to develop a treatment plan.
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