Health Topics: Tips on Pain Management through MDT (One-day Workshop) (HTP101-SU)
- Sunday 10:00-16:30
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Pain in the lower back, knee, shoulder, or elsewhere can seriously affect our daily activities and quality of life. Chronic pain (CP) is especially debilitating and can become a secondary cause of other issues such as locomotive syndrome (the main cause of falls) or psychological conditions such as depression. The subjective nature of pain makes it difficult to describe to those who have little experience of it, but the pain itself is manageable if we learn how to treat ourselves. There is no need to be afraid of your pain.
Most musculoskeletal pain is "mechanical" in origin, meaning that is caused by everyday movements and postures. An orthopedic surgeon will often prescribe analgesics or poultices while explaining that pain is an aging phenomenon and asking that the patient learn to live with it. However, the reality is that most people can learn to treat themselves and improve their condition if taught correctly. Self-treatment empowers us and reduces our dependency on medical intervention.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), better known as the McKenzie method, is a tried and trusted approach practiced by clinicians and patients the world over for common back, neck, and extremity joint problems. MDT is increasingly in demand from professional rehabilitation services that see the advantage of developing self-treatment skills in a cost- and time-effective manner.
At the workshop, we will study the mechanism of pain and its underlying causes. Then we will evaluate our own and our classmates' postures and the relevant pain-causing movements using the MDT method, create a detailed picture of the pain, and practice further to create a personalized rehabilitation method.
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