May 23, 2019 | psychology

Pain Psychology: Which Therapy for Which Patient?

Current practice in the outpatient setting tends to utilize pain psychology and movement based interventions such as exercise, physical therapy, or yoga as adjuncts to care, and are often delivered separately to the patient. Healthcare providers are aware of the benefits of psychological therapies and physical therapies for patients with chronic pain; however, there is often a gap in understanding how to implement psychological therapies or movement interventions. Outpatient programs that include psychological and movement interventions within the framework of improving quality of life and pain reduction are hard to implement when a person is solely seeking pain reduction. What is the role of pain psychology and physical therapy in reducing disability in patients with chronic pain?

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