Principles of Pain Management
From the IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate the patient assessment into an appropriate management plan using the concepts and strategies of clinical reasoning
- Understand the principles of an effective therapeutic patient/professional relationship to reduce pain, promote optimal function and reduce disability through the use of active and where appropriate, passive pain management approaches
- Assist patients to develop a daily routine to support achievement and, where necessary, readjustment of habits and roles according to individual capacity and life situation
- Understand the need to involve family members and significant others including employers where appropriate.
- Use a person-centered perspective to formulate collaborative intervention strategies consistent with a physical therapy perspective
- IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy. Task Force Members: Helen Slater, Kathleen Sluka, Anne Söderlund, Paul J. Watson