Principles of Pain Management

From the IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy[1]

  1. Demonstrate an ability to integrate the patient assessment into an appropriate management plan using the concepts and strategies of clinical reasoning
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Understand the need to involve family members and significant others including employers where appropriate.
  5. Use a person-centered perspective to formulate collaborative intervention strategies consistent with a physical therapy perspective

References

  1. IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy. Task Force Members: Helen Slater, Kathleen Sluka, Anne Söderlund, Paul J. Watson