Neck pain represents one of the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders, with a huge impact in terms of health-care costs and it is the fourth leading cause of disability.
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For effective treatment of non-specific neck pain, physiotherapists should be able to rely on the evidence from scientific research. However, scientific research evidence is poorly integrated in physiotherapy. One possible cause for this poor integration is that RCTs do not reflect “the real world” of physiotherapy clinical reasoning.
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The area of rehabilitation research for patients having persistent pain is on the move. The rapid growth in pain science has inspired rehabilitation clinicians and researchers around the globe.
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Sex differences in pain have been a topic of increased interest in recent years. An expansive body of literature in this area clearly suggests that men and women differ in their response to pain. Controlled laboratory studies have revealed overwhelming evidence for increased pain sensitivity, higher pain ratings and lower pain tolerance of female participants compared with males, although the size of the differences were modest and not always statistically significant (Rosen et al., 2017).
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The following blog will discuss the difference between ‘sensitivity’ and ‘sensitization’ and how this might relate to central sensitization pain.
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Het zonnetje schijnt en de zaal is vol! Ondanks alle verleidingen buiten is er aan het mooie bankgebouw van BNP Paribas Fortis aan de Meir een grote groep kinesitherapeuten/fysiotherapeuten, artsen, afgevaardigden van patiëntenverenigingen en onderzoekers samen gekomen om de laatste inzichten over pijnrevalidatie met elkaar te delen.
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JOIN US AT PAIN SCIENCE IN MOTION! May 31 – June 2, 2019 in Savona, Italy
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Although evidence on psychosocial factors affecting the prognosis after rotator cuff repairs is scarce, a recent systematic review (Coronado et al., 2018) reported that preoperative patient expectation is an important predictor of patient-reported outcomes in patients after rotator cuff surgery.
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The scientific committee is proud to announce the program for the Pain, Mind & Movement ‘Applying Science to the Clinic’ Satellite Meeting of the 17th World Congress on Pain.
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Central sensitization is an ongoing process in which duration might affect its reversibility.
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​Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major problem in today’s society, and often no specific medical cause can be found for the patient’s complaints.
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The scientific committee of the Pain, Mind & Movement: Applying Science to the Clinic satellite meeting welcomes submissions for oral presentations and clinical workshops.
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Symposium Motion in Pain   March 12th, 2018
Verschillende sprekers geven een antwoord op relevante vragen omtrent pijn bij bewegen waar clinici, therapeuten en onderzoekers mee worstelen. Symposion "Motion in Pain", 30 mei 2018 @ Auditorium Hélène Fourment.
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On Thursday January 18th, I was looking at the newspaper and the latest news sport header read: “football career ends after concussion: ‘Good guidance’ was missing”.
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This is a question that all patients, the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team and more importantly all occupational therapists should ask.
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About 20% of the European population will tell you they do experience chronic pain every day (Breivik et al., 2006).
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An acupuncture treatment can reduce pain sensitivity in patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD). But it has been hypothesized that many of the experimental results in acupuncture research could be interpreted as stress-induced analgesia.
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