The Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) is the Professional Network of the UK`s Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and part of its recently formed NeuroMusculoskeletal Alliance. It is both pleased and proud to lead this project by supervising development of the Physiopedia Pain section.
As a project-in-development we intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on the science of pain, its assessment and management. Much of our direction will be guided by the new IASP Curriculum Outline on Pain for Physical Therapy.
Any one is welcome to join in this project to create the Pain section of Physiopedia. You will be joining people from all over the world in contributing evidence based articles to create an evidence based reference on Pain. In return for your efforts you will be provided with a certificate of completion to evidence your learning and professional development through your involvement with this project.
We very much hope you will watch this space over the coming months and beyond and ultimately find it a useful point of reference…..and if you do, we hope you will guide colleagues towards it!
December 2011 onwards
- Choose an article from the list below that doesn't already have a name next to it.
- Put your name next to the article (click edit, type in your name, click save).
- At this point you should email the project co-ordinator to let them know that you would like to join the project and which page you have chosen. Please feel free also to ask any questions that you have in relation to this project.
- You shoud then create your evidence based article on the topic of your choosing. Basicaly this means writing a page about the topic of your choosing and providing the best references/evidence available for your statements where possible. It's just like Wikipedia! We are not expecting fully comprehensive articles at this stage but if you can provide a good knowledge base for the article (use your judgement here) it can updated and broadened at a later stage in the project. Have a browse through other Articles on Physiopedia to get an understanding of the type of articles that we like to create. If you need help with editing please read the user tutorials.
- Once you have completed you article (or if you have any questions in the process of creating your article) email the project co-ordinator to let them know.
- Your article will then be reviewed by the PPA.
- Your will be emailed a response of approval or of amendements to be made.
- Once the article has been approved, it will be published and you will receive your certicate of completion.
If you have any questions about becoming a part of this project please do email us.
- Peripheral sensitization
- Neurogenic inflammation
- Processing of pain transmission (ion channels, excitatory neurotransmitters, and inhibitory neurotransmitters)
- Animal models of pain
- Sensory discriminative and motivational affective component of pain
- Central sensitization
- Pain behaviors (referred pain, primary hyperalgesia, secondary hyperalgesia, allodynia).
- Enhancement of pain transmission in injury
- Descending pathways
- Pain facilitation and pain inhibition
- Chronic pain
- The experience of pain
- Theories on the interactions between pain and motor function