Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, TPS, Cert-APHPT, Fellow-in-Training
St. Luke's Health System
Michael Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Clinical Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
The goal of this symposium is to enhance provider awareness and ability to care for patients with pain by improving provider understanding of the role that cognitions, expectations, emotions, behavioral factors, social factors, and motivation play in a patient's pain experience. This applies to both acute and persistent pain states. We will discuss methods to identify and address these factors and the current state of the evidence for providing care in a psychologically informed manner that aims to prevent disability for individuals with acute pain and reduce disability in those with chronic pain states.