Across health conditions there is a shift away from an approach to health care which is focused on “fixing” a disease, towards patient-centred care that recognises health as an ability to adapt and self-manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges. This shift changes the role of clinicians in modern back pain care; it requires clinicians to take on a role of supporting self-management through promoting knowledge, skills and tools that empower patients to take control of back pain and their care. This talk is meant to inspire physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other clinicians to reflect on ways to support back pain self-management in their clinical practice, perhaps by integrating this into the interventions they already deliver. Part of the talk uses examples from the Danish “GLA:D Back” program to discuss issues that have shown to be challenging to clinicians.
About Alice Kongsted
Alice Kongsted is a Professor in Musculoskeletal Research in Primary Care at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark, and a senior researcher at the Chiropractic Knowledge Hub.
Her research interests concern spinal pain with a focus on primary care. This includes investigating how evidence-based care for spinal pain is implemented in practice, and why people with spinal pain conditions have very different outcomes. She has led the development of “GLA:D Back”, a program for implementation of patient education and exercises to support self-management in people with persistent back pain. Until 2009 she worked part time as a chiropractor, and in her research she aims at combining her clinical background with an interest in methodology.
Alice Kongsted has been member of working groups for The Danish Health Authority’s development of three national clinical guidelines for treatment of back and neck conditions. She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In 2018, she was part of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group that published three papers to call for worldwide attention to the growing burden of back pain. She is an Associate Editor for Chiropractic and Manual Therapy (BMC) and part of the Editorial Advisory Board for European Journal of Pain.
Professional Development Points (CPD / PDP):
This webinar will account for 1 point(s) for the following associations:
- Myothreapy Association
- Osteopathy Australia
Certification: A completion certificate will be available to download upon successfully passing a 5 multiple answer questionnaire in your Members Area.