Recent research from the EIM pain science team is published in the South African Journal of Physiotherapy. Their study examined how patients responded to pain neuroscience education (PNE) prior to shoulder surgery.
Here are some key takeaways:
Patients received a 30-minute, one-on-one PNE session prior to surgery
There was a significant reduction in fear-avoidance before surgery
- There was a significant improvement in active flexion before surgery
- Patients showed a significant increase in pressure-pain threshold on the shoulder having surgery
- Conclusion: Preoperative PNE may be beneficial for a sub-group of patients undergoing shoulder surgery
Submitted: 14 January 2020 | Published: 11 August 2020