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Making Sense of Back Pain – A Cognitive Functional Approach to Management

Thursday 27 April, 2017 07:00 PM to Thursday 27 April, 2017 08:00 PM (Australia/Melbourne)


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Making Sense of Back Pain – A Cognitive Functional Approach to Management

Presenter: Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Curtin University; Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Prof Peter O'Sullivan is Professor at Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Western Australia and works part-time as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist managing complex musculoskeletal pain disorders at Body Logic Physiotherapy. He and his team conduct clinical research investigating the underlying mechanisms and targeted management of persistent musculoskeletal pain disorders. He has published over 190 papers with his team in international peer review journals, has been an invited speaker at more than 90 national and international conferences, and has run clinical workshops in over 24 countries.


Current approaches to manage low back pain are failing. These are largely underpinned by biomedical and structural beliefs. Contemporary epidemiology and multidimensional research highlights that disabling low back pain should be viewed as a chronic health disorder, influenced by complex changes to the neuro-immune-endocrine systems that can sensitise spinal structures and influence motor behaviours. These changes are influenced by psychological, social, lifestyle, physical and genetic factors. A cognitive functional approach targets the modifiable factors (psychological, functional behaviours and lifestyle factors) known to drive pain and disability. This approach has a growing evidence base and can be integrated with pain management.


From Thursday 27 April, 2017 07:00 PM
To Thursday 27 April, 2017 08:00 PM


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