Early Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme

Journal of Interprofessional Care 1988;3:47–56.

Fisher K

BRIEF SUMMARY

A multidisciplinary pain management programme was assessed in people living with chronic pain. Thirty four people with various types of chronic pain participated in the study. The programme consisted of educational lectures and/or group discussions with nurses, physiotherapists and psychologists, auto-hypnosis and relaxation, personal exercise training, and Alexander Technique sessions. The study reported that the Alexander Technique sessions were consistently rated by the participants as the most useful component of the programme.

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Pain: Other

I was looking for some way to help manage my lower back problems without relying on pain relief medication. I have found my one-to-one AT sessions extremely helpful and have learnt to identify and avoid postures and actions that contribute to back pain. I now know how to relax and properly rest my back and neck. In my experience, AT is a whole body technique which can help one to be more self-aware and to understand how to move with less tension and consequently, with less effort. Hurray for AT!

Patricia Brooks

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