Great Post! The Application of Working Memory and Treatment of Chronic Pain States | Modern Manual Therapy Blog

Great Post! The Application of Working Memory and Treatment of Chronic Pain States



Carolyn Berryman reviews the previous BIM post about Working Memory and Chronic Pain. She gives a good example about using mental imagery while performing a potential painful movement pattern like a heel strike. Have your patient imagine the movement, but concentrate on it's tactile feeling, and proprioception and how it should feel, as opposed to the nociceptive input the movement may perform. 

The more I read the BIM research, the more I am convinced that MDT and repeated motions, which you have the patient perform hourly as a self treatment mode works to decrease CNS sensitivity as much as it does mechanically. 

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