Pain science is becoming a more important aspect of physical therapy training. Many schools are not dedicating enough time to understanding how and why pain operates and persists. Fortunately, there is a wealth of resources on the internet to help supplement what is being taught in physical therapy education. On the TSPT blog, we have discussed this topic several times. (Here and Here).
Recently, I stumbled upon this video produced by Brett Peterson, MPT, OCS, FiT on the PT Coop website.
His video outlines:
a) A brief history of the past and current pain theories
b) Psychological components of pain
c) Perception and the relationship to pain
d) Treatment options for physical therapists