Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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It is estimated that thirty percent of children experience chronic pain. This pain might be constant or intermittent, but it can significantly impact many aspects of a child's life, affecting their mental and physical health and their academic achievements. Identifying the factors contributing to a child's pain can make treatment more effective. Thus, when working with children in pain, it is essential to gain a holistic understanding of the child and explore the four pillars of health (stress, sleep, diet and exercise). Managing chronic pain in children requires a multi-tiered approach, but the ultimate aim of treatment is for children to learn what provokes their pain and to develop self-management strategies.
This series of courses aims to provide the learner with an understanding of chronic pain in children, from recognising potential causes of persistent pain to assessing and ultimately managing this condition.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Understanding Chronic Pain and Health Challenges in Children
- General Assessment Considerations for Children with Pain
- Pain Education for the Child and Parent
- General Management of Paediatric Pain Problems
This programme is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.