Pain Rehabilitation: Advancing Non-Pharmacological Rehabilitation Techniques (SIG)
Current Chair/Board Champion:
John Garzione, DPT
Roger Mignosa, DO
Number of members:
Notes from the 28th Annual Meeting SIG Session (10/20/17):
Items discussed included:
* Educating insurance companies to pay for comprehensive pain management when they deny other treatments. This would include having discussions with insurance companies and having patients become self-reliant in their care instead of being dependent on medications. Inactivity leads to further pain and stiffness.
* How to get more students and other disciplines involved in this SIG?
* How to get patients involved with the political process of pain management?
* Writing white papers based on solid evidence to support rehabilitation for pain management to make sense for all who read them. Examples include: How comprehensive pain management addresses the body and mind as one unit, Pain = Depression, Acupuncture can treat the left arm for right leg pain, etc.
Please submit white paper ideas and research articles to: Roger Mignosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Garzione at email@example.com.
NEW Members-Only Online Forums:
This SIG is currently utilizing the online forums feature in our new member portal.
Topics include: Techniques used for non pharmocologic pain management, Having patients "buying in" to non pharmalogical approaches, & Lexicon of common terms for payers to understand.
Contact for more information:
John Garzione at firstname.lastname@example.org
To join this SIG:
Log in to your account and click on Groups under “My Profile.”