Alternative Pain Management Program for Treating Chronic Pain in Occupational Therapy
A program providing an overview of alternative pain management techniques used by occupational therapists
Occupational therapy’s role in the treatment of chronic pain is considered an alternative approach to pain management. Occupational therapy is holistic and client-centered offering an extensive arsenal of treatment approaches such as education, activity grading, neuromuscular re-education, modalities and kinesiology taping. When using an alternative approach to manage symptoms of chronic pain, a multidisciplinary approach is often recommended –with an occupational therapist serving as an integral part of this approach.
This program addresses 5 of the many Chronic Pain approaches used by Occupational Therapists in direct patient care.
5 Chronic Pain Approaches discussed in this Pain Management Program:
- Kinesiology Tape
- Basic Modalities
- Neuromuscular Re-Education
- Muscle Tension Reduction Training
- Home Exercise Program
Included in this program:
- 7 pgs of reading material on topic
- 7 pg handout for attendees to “fill-in” the blanks
- 1 pg summary handout of material