Musculoskeletal Pain: Is the Tissue the Issue?
This program illustrates how and when anatomical dysfunction and central nervous system hypersensitivity contribute to the development and perpetuation of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Treatments for scar tissue, trigger points, neuro compression, central nervous system mediation, and biomechanical and joint dysfunction are individually discussed.
Faculty: John E. Garzione, DPT
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Demonstrate when tissue dysfunction is the sole cause of musculoskeletal pain.
- Discuss the role of central nervous system input into the pain experience.
- Illustrate when a person has both tissue dysfunction and prolonged central nervous system input.
John E. Garzione, DPT, has more than 40 years’ experience as a physical therapist. He is the owner of Chenango Therapeutics in Norwich, New York, an outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in the treatment of a variety of persistent pain conditions. He has presented numerous continuing education courses on pain management, electrotherapy, and iontophoresis. His clinical research focus is with treatment of chronic pain using integrated neuroplastic approaches. Dr. Garzione is a founding member and past president of the Pain Management Special Interest Group of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has served on the advisory board of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, Ithaca College Physical Therapy Department, and is a consultant in electrotherapy for DJO Global, Vista, California. Dr. Garzione is also a director at large for the American Academy of Pain Management.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Garzione reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance