DPT Educational Resources

DPT Educational Resources

DPT Educational Resources

The Pain Management SIG aims to provide resources for educators involved in entry-level physical therapy education. The tools linked below are designed to assist educators formatting curricula and course content appropriate for physical therapy students.

Pain Education Manual For Physical Therapist Professional Degree Programs
The Pain Educational Manual (PEM) and related activities of the Pain Education Committee are in place to support the continued development of pain instruction in PT education by assisting faculty in their ability to integrate the current best evidence–based examination and interventions related to pain into educational activities. The specific purpose of the PEM is to provide resource information to assist faculty in curriculum planning, development, and academic and clinical teaching related to addressing acute and persistent pain.

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Hoeger Bement MK, St Marie BJ, Nordstrom, et al. An interprofessional consensus of core competencies for prelicensure education in pain management: curriculum application for physical therapy. Phys Ther. 2014;94(4):451-65

Core Competencies for Pain Management: Results of an Interprofessional Consensus Summit

Fishman SM, Young HM, Lucas Arwood E, et al. Core competencies for pain management: results of an interprofessional consensus summit. Pain Med. 2013;14(7):971-81

The International Association for the Study of Pain Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy: https://www.iasp-pain.org/Education/CurriculumDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=2055

Members are encouraged to submit additional resources not listed above to PMSIG Practice Chair Craig Wassinger at: wassinger@etsu.edu