Pain Rehabilitation SIG
Pain rehabilitation in the form of the biopsychosocial interdisciplinary paradigm has represented for well over 30 years, the cultural transformation the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the American College of Occupational & Industrial Medicine (ACOEM), the Official Disability Guidlines (ODG), and the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule of California's work comp system (MTUS), among others, have identified as the most effective way of reversing chronic pain and comorbidities, improving function and decreasing overall medical costs. The issues remain that 1) most stakeholders are unaware of such evidence-based solutions, and 2) access to such care is difficult to come by, and 3) reimbursement does not correspond to evidence-based practices. The SIG's current focus is on 1) creating awareness among patients, providers, legislators, and payers regarding best practices; 2) providing treatment recommendations to UR and employers/payers; 3) describing business practices that both promote and prevent patients from receiving such evidence-based care; and 4) identifying tools such as wireless telemedicine, mobile health, and personalized and genomic medicine as a mean of extending pain rehabilitation throughout the United States and worldwide.
- Cochairs: Tomer Anbar, PhD
- Blake Thompson, MD ROC Medical Group
9040 Friars Road, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
APS 2018 Scientific Summit
Mark your Calendars: 2018 Scientific Summit
March 4-6, 2018
To join this SIG, contact the APS national office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Science | Clinical Trials | Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Ethics | Genetics and Pain | Geriatric Pain | Measurement of Pain and Its Impact | Nursing | Pain and Disparities | Pain Education | Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents | Pain Rehabilitation | Palliative Care | Pharmacotherapy | Primary Care | Psychosocial Research | Pain in Sickle Cell Disease