The Physiotherapy Pain Association (UK) and Sociedad Española de Fisioterapia y Dolor (Spain) are seeking expressions of interest and support for their joint proposal to establish an International Pain Network. With sufficient support they would like to seek recognition as a Network of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). They are hoping that the formation, implementation and ongoing development of such a network would raise the profile of pain and its management within the world of physical therapy but also within the global society. It could also support the aims and ambitions of other pain interest groups such as The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
The free to access network would allow valuable information exchange of topics as diverse as:
- basic pain science
- pain management programmes
- functional rehabilitation
- paediatric pain control
It may assist in the development of all pain clinicians and those with a passing interest, being able to learn from each other and effectively and efficiently share practice. There is an opportunity for everyone to learn from different approaches across different cultures and health systems, both developed and developing. The PPA and SEFID very much hope that you will support them in their venture and perhaps share this information with other colleagues in your area of work within your particular countries.
To express your interest in supporting this venture, please send them an email.