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Pain SIG CSM 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting

The Pain SIG leadership presented their most recent updates and plans for future to the Pain Special Interest Group Membership during their virtual CSM 2021 Membership Meeting on Monday, February 22nd. Click here to view this recording. 

Podcast:
Physical Activity’s Role in Pain Avoidance and Management

Three Pain Physical Therapists TAP (Talk About Pain)... Tap into this podcast as they share science, insights and tools to improve the movement and management of people living with pain. Click here to access this podcast.

Webinar:
Mindfulness as Medicine: Practical Strategies for Stressful Times

Held on: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by having your life turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. To help our members navigate the challenges of these uncertain times, the Pain SIG Board* has invited our past president, Carolyn McManus, PT, MPT, MA, to bring us together for a webinar on Mindfulness as Medicine: Practical Strategies for Stressful Times. This webinar is designed to support your stability, resilience and wisdom while you navigate the changes and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Evidence demonstrates healthcare providers who receive training in mindfulness show decreases in stress and burnout, increases in feelings of personal accomplishment and an improved ability to listen and respond to patients effectively. Upon completing this webinar, you will be able to define mindful awareness and discuss 4 mindful attitudes, describe 4 mindful awareness training activities and how they can be integrated into self-care, discuss evidence for role of mindfulness training in reducing stress and promoting well-being in healthcare providers and access online resources for mindfulness training. We hope you will join us for this program designed to help you find inner peace and steadiness in these turbulent times and, from a place of your own calm and centeredness, provide care and comfort to your patients and community.

Presenter:

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Carolyn McManus, PT, MPT, MA

Carolyn McManus, PT, MPT, MA, is the immediate past President of the Pain SIG. She holds Master’s degrees in both physical therapy and psychology and has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 30 years. She is a national leader in the integration of mindfulness into healthcare. From 1998 to 2018 she taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA and from 2009 to 2019 she served on a research team at the Puget Sound VA, examining the role of MBSR and Kindness meditation training for veterans with a wide range of medical concerns. Carolyn is passionate about sharing her training and experience with other professionals and is a regular presenter at state and national conferences. She provides continuing education courses on mindfulness-related topics and offers mentoring to professionals interested in integrating mindfulness into patient care. Additional information can be found at carolynmcmanus.com.

CURRENT TOPICS IN PAIN
Pain SIG WEBINAR SERIES

The intent of this quarterly webinar series is to provide you with the latest information on pain education, practice, research, engagement and advocacy and give you the opportunity to present your questions to leaders in the field.

May 8, 2019 Pain SIG Webinar
Nutrition and Pain: Building Resilience through Nourishment

Description:
The food we eat impacts every system of the body and nourishment status directly relates to our overall health picture affecting a multitude of conditions treated in physical therapy including chronic pain. Nutrition & Pain: Building Resilience through Nourishment provides the physical therapist with a unique and timely opportunity to explore multi-dimensional connections between physical therapy, pain, and nutritional sciences. This webinar is a cutting-edge experience designed for clinicians ready to access organized and clinically relevant nutrition information applicable to all experience levels and practice settings.

Whether at the beginning of your journey or well on your way down the path of integrative care, this course is a unique, not-to-be-missed opportunity. Nutrition & Pain: Building Resilience through Nourishment is developed and instructed by Megan Pribyl, PT, CMPT, CMTPT, a physical therapist / pelvic rehab specialist with both a degree in nutrition and an intense passion for sharing the convergence of these worlds for the benefit of clients and physical therapy professionals.

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