Watch Adapting your business: Evidence-based treatment for chronic pain, delivered via telehealth
Joel caught up with Dave Moen and Jack Murphy of Permission to Move to talk about treating chronic pain. Check out the recording of our session for answers to the top questions about evidence-based treatment pathways for chronic pain, delivered via telehealth.
Chronic pain: a lot of people have it. A lot of people are treated for it. But how can chronic conditions be managed via telehealth, when so many of the existing treatments seem to require in-person treatments?
Dave Moen and Jack Murphy of Permission to Move are here to bust the myth that a hands-on approach is always required to treat chronic pain—which is especially relevant right now when COVID-19 has drastically changed the way that illnesses and injuries, chronic or not, are managed.
Watch Evidence-based treatment for chronic pain, delivered via telehealth with Joel Friedlaender (Cliniko) chatting to Dave Moen and Jack Murphy (Permission to Move)
Some of the topics we covered were:
What is chronic pain, exactly?
Chronic pain is defined as anything that lasts for twelve weeks or longer (although in many cases, it probably predates this twelve-week mark—the patient may not have attempted to do anything about it until at least twelve weeks, however). When diagnosing chronic pain, you might ask your patients how it’s impacting their life, and what it’s getting in the way of—especially if it’s getting in the way of the things that are necessary for recovery.
Dave and Jack dive into different approaches to pain science and how they can be applied via telehealth treatments. For example, evidence shows that telehealth can be beneficial to those patients with mental health conditions, and it can be a good way to connect with patients, teach communication skills, and promote positive outcomes.
The six-week program
Permission to Move focuses on a six-week program that is designed to empower patients to be pain-free for the long term. The goal isn’t to be completely pain-free by the end of the six weeks, but rather, have developed the skill set to continue to work towards the goal of being pain-free.
Their six-week program outline is as follows:
Week 0: Connection and direction
Week 1: Why understanding pain matters
Week 2. Learning pain
Week 3. The science of healing
Week 4. Establish safe to move
Week 5. Movement and reflection
Week 6. Robust well-planned actions & true change takes time
Permission to Move by Dave Moen and Farrin Foster Structured on a three-step process, Permission to Move combines pain science with everyday clinical practice in a complete guide.
Explain Pain by David S. Butler and Lorimer Moseley Discusses how pain experiences are constructed in response to dangers and threats in our bodies and influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and context, presented in an easy-to-read manner.
Explain Pain Supercharged by David S. Butler and Lorimer Moseley A comprehensive basis for the optimal treatment of pain, merging with the latest science and educational strategies.
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