Blog: What is Chronic Primary Pain and why does it matter?
Physiotherapist and PhD student Cass Macgregor, and Professor Blair H Smith share their thoughts on chronic pain, the WHO/IASP definition of chronic primary pain and the term's use in the NICE guidance.
NICE Guidance for Chronic pain (primary and secondary) published
The NICE guideline for Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain has been published.
The guidance has been updated from the draft guidance that the PPA consulted on in August 2020. There PPA welcomes some small, but notable changes from the draft that were part of the PPA submission.
Footsteps Festival 2021
The Footsteps Festival 2021 has kicked off! This is a volunteer led, co-produced year-long festival on living well with pain.
The organisers would like your help to promote and contribute to upcoming events.
References for Working with Complexity, improving care for people living with Fibromyalgia – vPUK 2020
Working with Complexity, improving care for people living with Fibromyalgia – was delivered by Prof Irene Tracey, Dr Anushka Soni, Leila Heelas and Dr Sandra Wiltshire at Physiotherapy UK 2020, 14th November 2020.
These are the references from the session. Dr Wiltshire has also compiled some further reading.
Physiotherapy Pain Association Update
The PPA have been busy in recent months, so here is a round up of some activities you may have missed.
Physiotherapy Pain Association Research Bursaries Announced
The Physiotherapy Pain Association have commenced a new initiative to support physiotherapists and physiotherapy students to undertake pain related research activity. The PPA will be offering all members the opportunity to apply for two funding streams. Each funding stream will be able to offer financial support to enable small scale research related projects.
CRPS Assist: a resource for physiotherapists
CRPS Assist is a free online tool designed by British physiotherapists in collaboration with a respected medical expert.
Community Call from Equality and Diversity officer
The PPA is commited to inclusion, collaboration and innovation. Despoina Karargyri, PPA Equality and Diversity Officer calls for members to contribute to improving inclusivity within the PPA.
Launching PIPPA: Patient Involvement in the PPA
Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) Patient Representatives Christine P (Tina) and Louise Trewern are launching PIPPA (Patient Involvement in the PPA), a group for patients and carers who are interested in shaping and informing the work of the PPA.
Accessible Resources Collated
PPA Equality and Diversity Officer, Despina Karargyri has collated links for physiotherapists to support people living with pain who need who require adapted or interpreted materials.