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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Eugene Michels Research Forum

Published February 3, 2009 2:43 PM by Rob Senior
Preview: CSM 2009

One of the greatest challenges any physical therapist can face is attempting to evaluate and interpret the degree and the impact of a patient's pain. Countless measures have been devised and dissected in an effort to make the process more scientific, but in every case there comes a point where the clinician must trust the patient's explanations and reactions.

At CSM 2009, the Eugene Michels Research Forum will address these issues and more in a program entitled, "Pain and Physical Therapy Practice: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, and New Directions."

Speakers Maureen J. Simmonds, PT, PhD, and Michael John L. Sullivan, PhD, will lead a discussion of the relationship between patient and clinician and the role that relationships plays in pain management. Attendees will learn how to cultivate this relationship in order to properly manage pain, while discovering opportunities-both clinical and in research-to further enhance this interaction.

The Eugene Michels Research Forum will be one of the final events of CSM 2009, held on Thursday, February 12 at 5:00 PM.

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