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LUNCH & LEARN WEBINAR: The Roles of Physical/Occupational Therapy in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Rehab
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When: Tuesday, Dec. 10
12:00 p.m.
Where: United States
Presenter: Heidi Kempert, PTA
Contact: Mack Calhoun

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This session is focused on various physical and occupational therapy treatment methods in regards to pediatric chronic pain. In addition, frequently encountered pain diagnoses and specific treatment suggestions will be reviewed. The speaker will provide brief background information on adolescent chronic pain, treatment methods (both typical and atypical), integration of a biopsychosocial approach, and discuss specific application of techniques. Common physical, emotional, and social barriers that arise with treatment of this population will be introduced and strategies to overcome these barriers will be discussed. Case studies will be incorporated to support concepts and information discussed. Finally, outcome measures commonly used for pediatric chronic pain will be introduced for therapists to utilize in treatment sessions.

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