1 Pain in Motion International Research Group (www.paininmotion.be), Department of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Faculty of Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium
4 Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Chronic musculoskeletal pain, including but not limited to low back pain, headache, neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorders, has a tremendous personal and socioeconomic impact. Lifestyle factors such as physical (in)activity, sedentary behaviour, stress, poor sleep, unhealthy diet, and smoking are associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain severity and sustainment1-5. This applies to all age categories, i.e. chronic musculoskeletal pain across the lifespan. Yet current treatment options often do not, or only partly address the many lifestyle factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain, or attempt to address them in a standard format rather than providing an individually tailored multimodal lifestyle intervention1,6,7.Therefore, this course addresses this lacuna by teaching clinicians to address various lifestyle factors concomitantly into an individually-tailored multimodal lifestyle intervention for people having chronic musculoskeletal pain. Such a lifestyle approach is lots of fun for clinicians, especially when to succeed in engaging their patients into the treatment program8. This course is dedicated to learning clinicians to enjoy their work with musculoskeletal pain patients more. Ultimately, this should lead to a higher clinical impact with higher effect sizes and subsequently decreasing the psychological and socio-economic burden of chronic musculoskeletal pain in the Western world.
09.15 Lifestyle and chronic musculoskeletal pain: the role of stress, sleep, physical activity, diet, alcohol & smoking
11.15 Lifestyle factors in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in clinical practice: skills training identification, assessment, and clinical reasoning skills using case studies
14.00 Treatment of relevant lifestyle factors in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain part 1: physical (in)activity
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Treatment of relevant lifestyle factors in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain part 2: dietary support & stress intolerance
17.00 End of course
The course content will be delivered through a mixture of methods, including:
- interactive lectures
- practical skills training
- case studies
The course uses a combination of educational modes in order to optimize implementation in clinical practice and to address implementation barriers9.