If you're following the latest in pain science or maybe you've attended certain lectures, you know that pain science education is on the tip of everyone's tongue these days. Whether you come from the explain pain camp, that's my personal favorite, or maybe the pain neuroscience education camp, pain biology and intervention, more and more professionals are using to treat chronic pain. There's a good reason for this. We have a growing body of evidence that states that pain education can improve things like pain, pain catastrophizing, fear avoidance, as well as pain interference, so much so that the experts now agree that every practitioner should be greasing their wheels with pain biology education as an intervention to help people cope. Even though pain education has seeped its way into the foundation of your practice, the one thing we still don't know is which patients with chronic pain are more likely to improve their knowledge following pain biology education.
Joining us to discuss pain science education and how to assess the reconceptualization of pain is Joshua W. Pate. He is an Australian physiotherapist and a PhD candidate with a passion for teaching people about pain so they can develop active sales management strategies. His PhD includes investigating a child's concept of pain as well as the validation of the concept of pain inventory. Joshua has also created two TED Ed videos that can be used as part of a targeted pain science education program. Both of those are cool and super high tech. I recommend you check out the one on phantom limb. On this show, Joshua will explain why someone's concepts of pain matters, which patients are more likely to improve their knowledge after a two-hour pain education session, why the neurophysiology of pain questionnaire may not be appropriate to use with children and finally, what language kids use to describe their concept of pain.
If you want to study along with us, Josh has shared two of his key papers that you can download for free. The first is called A Child's Concept of Pain and the second is Pain Neuroscience Education on YouTube: A Systematic Review. For free access to both of these papers, all you have to do is pick up your cell phone and text the word, 136Download, to the number 44-222. I'll send it right to your inbox. If you're on your computer, you can open up a new window and type in the URL, www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/136Download. Take a moment to download those two free resources that Josh has provided. He's doing some exciting and inventive work in the area of pain science education as well as pediatric pain management, and I can't wait to introduce his work to you. Let's begin and chat with Joshua.
Sign up for the latest episode at www.integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/podcasts/.
Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: