Board of Directors Meeting

08/12/2020

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Brigham & Women's Health Care Center, 850 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA

Fishbowl Conference Room

APTAMA Board meets to advance the Strategic Plan.

Members welcome. If you plan to attend, please notify tamara@libertysquaregroup.com

Nociplastic Pain: What is it, How to recognize it, Where to go with it?

08/19/2020

7:00 - 8:30pm

Virtual on Zoom.  Login will be sent on day of event.

The International Association for the Study of Pain recently adopted a third mechanism for pain: nociplastic. Distinct from nociceptive (pain driven from activation of nociceptors) and neuropathic (pain caused by a lesion of the somatosensory nervous system), nociplastic pain is defined by a change in nociceptive processing. Nociplastic pain is often associated with altered pain modulation and is commonly present in conditions such as chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis, whiplash, and fibromyalgia. However, it is a complex, emerging phenomenon that is unfamiliar to patients and clinicians. The aim of our presentation will be to improve understanding of nociplastic pain so that PTs and PTAs feel more comfortable recognizing and treating their patients.

Presented by:

Chris Joyce is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at MCPHS University. His research focus is on musculoskeletal pain and psychosocial factors related to pain. He’s currently examining the effects of non-pharmacologic interventions on depression, anxiety, and self-efficacy in patients with chronic low back pain. He has served as an item-writer for the National Physical Therapy Exam and co-chaired the formation of a Pain Special Interest Group in the Massachusetts APTA chapter. At MCPHS University he teaches courses in evidence based practice, pain and modalities, and therapeutic exercise.
 
Sorcha K. Martin is an Assistant Clinical Professor and a Co-Director of Clinical Education at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Science. Her academic instruction focuses on clinical medicine, including contemporary pain science, and orthopedics. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Orthopeadic Manual Physical Therapists and has extensive clinical experience treating individuals with persistent pain. She has presented at regional and national conferences on topics including pain science, opioid abuse, misuse and physical therapy, and the use of OPTIMAL learning theory in patients with low back pain.
 
Sponsored by the Pain SIG. Bring your favorite beverage for some casual virtual learning

Strategic Planning Retreat

09/12/2020

Full day

Location TBD

Pediatric SIG

09/30/2020

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Annual Conference

11/7/2020

 

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Fall Assembly of Representatives

11/19/2020

5:30 - 9pm

Location TBD

Board of Directors Meeting

12/16/2020

6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Brigham & Women's Health Care Center, 850 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA

Fishbowl Conference Room

APTAMA Board meets to advance the Strategic Plan.

Members welcome. If you plan to attend, please notify tamara@libertysquaregroup.com

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