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CANCELLED A Biopsychosocial approach for chronic low back pain – How to put theory into practice. CANCELLED

Date: 25th April 2020
Location: SSC Sports Medicine, Gulliver's Retail Park.
Time: 9 am (refreshments from 8.30 am)
Cost: 140
Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation, SSC is cancelling this meeting with a view to rescheduling later in the year.

Dr Kieran O’Sullivan is one of the international researchers who worked intensively to develop the ‘Cognitive Functional Therapy’ (CFT) intervention. CFT considers factors across the biopsychosocial spectrum that contribute to the development and maintenance of a musculoskeletal pain disorder. It provides a logical framework allowing skilled clinicians both diagnose, triage and target management where appropriate.

CFT integrates cognitive strategies and functional rehabilitation to change provocative movement and cognitive behaviours that provoke and maintain pain. This approach combines contemporary scientific literature and a body of original research led by a collaborative team of international researchers. There is emerging evidence that the CFT approach provides better clinical outcomes than the current best clinical practice in the management of non-specific chronic spinal pain.

This workshop outlines not only the clinical reasoning which underpins assessment and management of complex back pain disorders, including analysis of video-recorded patient assessments, to help explore ‘how’ this can work in practice. The workshop is dynamic, interactive and practical.

Course Objectives:

  • Overview of back pain diagnosis, the evidence and management dilemma
  • Potential multidimensional underlying mechanisms to pain
  • Overview of the clinical reasoning framework of low back pain disorders
  • Developing competency in the skills (communication, movement, behavioural) required for dealing with complex pain problems using video cases.

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To book your place please contact Eimear O’Meara on EimearOMeara@sportssurgeryclinic.com