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This webinar is being produced by the International Association for the Study of Pain's Pain, Mind, and Movement Special Interest Group(PMMSIG).
Routine physical activity is important in the prevention and treatment of chronic pain and identified as a frontline treatment (via the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC). In this webinar, the current evidence on the benefits of regular physical activity and exercise in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain will be discussed. Specific recommendations will be reviewed regarding therapeutic exercise that include dosing, decreasing exercise barriers, and utilization of the biopsychosocial model of pain. The potential mechanisms for how physical activity and exercise alleviate pain will be reviewed to help clinicians individually tailor exercise prescription leading to improved outcomes.
-- Marie Hoeger Bement, MPT, PhD,Marquette University, Wisconsin, USA
-- Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, University of Iowa, USA
1) Recognize the importance of physical activity and exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic pain.
2) Discuss potential mechanisms underlying the role of exercise in relieving pain.
3) Understand the barriers and facilitators to exercise, and how to address these in clinical practice.
4) Translate evidence to guide the utilization of exercise as a pain management tool.