CSM 2016

Exceptional Care and Profitability in Light of Health Care Reform for Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Section: Private Practice
Session Code: PP-1C-8078
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Room: 201 C

Speaker(s):   Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Multiple Level

This session will combine 2 worlds: pain science and business. More than 100 million Americans are affected by some form of chronic pain. Emerging research in the neurophysiology and neurobiology of pain shows that movement and biopsychosocial professions such as physical therapy are ideally suited to treat these patients. The increase in chronic pain and general dissatisfaction of patients with the care provided creates a unique business opportunity for PTs. Advanced therapeutic treatments for pain, such as therapeutic neuroscience education, graded motor imagery, pacing, graded exposure, and exercise, will become increasingly desirable due to their low cost and patient empowerment. The speakers will focus heavily on the use and clinical implementation of pain sciences in clinical practice. Attendees will learn about the evidence for pain science education; how to apply pain science to clinical practice; billing; time and cost-effectiveness; staff training; integration into movement-based therapies; marketing; and more.

Learning Objectives:
1 . Recognize the significant challenge chronic pain poses to physical therapy in the context of health care reform.
2. Explain how the latest pain science research creates unique opportunities for physical therapy to help people with persistent pain.
3. Develop an immediate plan for applying pain science in a clinical setting.
4. Develop a cost- and time-effective program to help people with persistent pain.

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