Innovation Collaboration Inclusion
The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) champions physiotherapists working across all
specialities in contemporary physiotherapy practice, drawing on biopsychosocial and
narrative approaches to support people living with pain.
- To value the experiences of those living with pain and to work with the voice of the patient in the development of PPA strategies and training.
- To develop a strategy that effectively communicates the value and vision of the PPA to our members.
- To advocate for those living in pain through providing inclusive, high quality pain services, support networks and representation.
- To support quality training, education and peer-supervision for members of the PPA to facilitate reflection, clinical development, innovation and shared learning.
- To raise the profile of the PPA in fields of pain management, public health awareness and relevant others and to act as stakeholders, providing feedback on National guidelines and organisational documents.
- To provide a community of practice to share knowledge and experience in order to improve outcomes for people living with pain.
- To explore the development of technology likely to affect the delivery of pain management healthcare with members and partners.
- To include the student and early career therapists' voices in the PPA, to consult about career development and learning experiences.
- To support evidence-based research, clinical expertise, cutting edge pain therapy options and multidisciplinary treatment that aims to enhance physical and psychological well- being.
- To celebrate diversity and promote pain management for patients and physiotherapists regardless of age, disability, gender (including gender reassignment), marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
**Pending ratification following the AGM November 2020