Presenter: Paul Bonzani, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Format: 45 minutes presentation. 15 minutes Q&A
Pain is a normal neurophysiological response that serves humans as a protective system to guard against harm. However; pain perception and responses are not uniform across humans and cultures. Therefore, the clinician is faced with a bewildering variety of behavioral responses during the delivery of care. This presentation will contrast the neural mechanisms in play during acute and chronic pain responses, and strategies for rehabilitation are explored. Neurohormonal factors and their relation to chronic pain perception will be presented with a following discussion on the use of motivational interviewing and mindfulness training to address these issues.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify the relationship between the limbic system, reticular activating system and the HPA system on pain perception in the human.
- Identify the evidence on the use of motivational interviewing and its effectiveness in the management of the chronic pain patient.
- Identify the neuroscientific evidence to support the use of mindfulness training in a clinical setting.
- Identify clinical techniques using motivational interviewing and mindfulness training.
Presented by Paul Bonzani, MHS, OTR/L, CHT
Originally presented March 2016
Duration: One hour
CE Credit: 1 continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU
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