|Module Learning Outcomes||IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy (2016) – Curriculum Objectives |
|1. Relate the neuroanatomy and physiology to different types of pain presenting in clinical practice;||#1 Apply knowledge of basic science of pain to the assessment and management of people with pain.|
|2. Evaluate the impact of pain and consider influencing factors within the patient’s psychological and social context;||
#2 Promote health and well-being through prevention of pain and disability.|
#4 Identify professional, system, patient, family and community barriers to effective pain assessment and management.
|3. Conduct and interpret assessment of patients with specific types of pain, notably nociceptive/inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain and central sensitisation/amplification using clinical skills and outcomes measures;||
#3 Assess and measure the biological and psychosocial factors that contribute to pain, physical dysfunction and disability using valid and reliable assessment tools.|
#7 Demonstrate an awareness of their scope of practice to evaluate and manage patients experiencing pain using evidenced-based practice strategies for clinical decision-making.
|4. Critically review and apply the current research evidence for the use of manual therapy and its effects in pain treatment; and||
#5 Develop an evidence-informed physical therapy management program in collaboration with the client/patient, directed at modifying pain, promoting tissue healing, improving function and reducing disability.|
#10 Practice in accordance with an ethical code that recognizes human rights, diversity, and the requirement to “do no harm.”
#11 Reflect critically on effective ways to work with and improve care for people with pain.
#12 Regularly update personal knowledge on pain and its management.
|5. Plan osteopathic management aligning with patient’s pain presentation and include published tools for patient education and practical exercises.||
#6 Implement management that includes patient education, active approaches such as functionally oriented behavioural movement re-education approaches and exercise (including pacing), and passive approaches such as manual therapy, and application of electro-physical agents as relevant.|
#8 When appropriate, refer patients in a timely manner for additional care to practitioners with expertise such as medical and surgical, behavioural and psychological, or pharmacological interventions.