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The Roles of Physical and Occupational Therapy in a Pediatric Chronic Pain Rehabilitation
Published by Ohio Physical Therapy Association and Texas Physical Therapy Association




Summary
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.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of common chronic pain diagnoses.
  • Be able to identify helpful therapy interventions for patients with chronic pain.
  • Be able to identify biopsychosocial barriers and skills that therapists can utilize in sessions to facilitate activity level.
  • Better understand how to apply treatment skills to clinical care using case examples.

  • Presenters
    Heidi Kempert, PTA
    Heidi Kempert is an inpatient PTA working with the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s for 7+ years. She has experience seeing kids with various diagnoses and varied level of physical and psychological involvement. She is very invested in the multidisciplinary approach and team, and can identify effective collaboration between disciplines that will facilitate improved outcomes. Heidi has published three articles in Advance Physical Therapy and two peer...More
    Program Agenda
    2:00 - 12:10 Background
    12:10 - 12:20 Treatment
    12:20 - 12:30 Challenges and Barriers
    12:30 - 12:40 Discharge Planning
    12:40 - 12:50 Case studies
    12:50 - 1:00 Q&A

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