CPD: 15 CPD Points
Romy Parker (PhD)
Melissa Saw (MSc Physio)
This two day course is aimed at providing rehabilitation professionals with the knowledge and skills to be able to design and deliver evidence based Group Interventions for various pain conditions; including OA, chronic pain (CLBP, FM etc) and pain in HIV/AIDS.
Recent Group Intervention studies performed on South African patients suffering with long-standing pain conditions have shown various significant benefits.
With growing patient loads and restricted resources in both public and private settings, group based treatment is effective, practical and reaches more patients by using time efficiently.
This course is for you if you are interested in learning more about running a group based intervention in your work environment.
Key topics, principles and skills will include:
- Evidence to support the use of groups in pain management
- Evidence for what content a group should include to impact pain; including educational topics, exercise and mindfulness approaches
- Evidence for the effects of pain neuroscience education on pain
- Explaining pain to a group
- Facilitating an exercise class for a group of patients with complex pain conditions
- Facilitating mindfulness based activities
- Facilitating goal setting for meaningful activities