In this episode, we are discussing how to move effective pain education forward in developing countries. Our expert guest this week is Professor Felipe Reis. He is a Brazilian physiotherapist and professor of physical therapy at the Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro. His research focuses on pain education, emotion and cognitive neuroscience. He is a visiting researcher at McGill University, an Associate Researcher with the Pain in Motion Group and Chair of the Pain, Mind and Movement Special Interest Group at the International Association for the Study of Pain.
Felipe will discuss his research and continued work in improving pain education for both adults and children in developing countries. He will compare the chronic pain epidemic in Brazil versus other countries and discuss how pain education is being rolled out in the curriculum of physical therapy schools in Brazil. How to develop pain education tools for people with chronic pain and his own unique and innovative cartoon book for children which is called A Journey to Learn About Pain.
If you are a practitioner who treats children or adolescents with pain and you’d like to use this book or perhaps you are a parent of a child with pain, you can download for free. All you have to do is text the word 153Download to the number 44222 or you can open up a new browser on your computer and you can type in the URL, www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/153Download. It’s super generous of Felipe to be providing this great resource for all of you. Let’s begin and let’s learn all about pain education in developing countries and how to create effective pain education tools for both children and adults with Professor Felipe Reis.
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