Determine location of pain
LOCALIZED or DIFFUSE
Evaluate INTENSITY of PAIN
Pain INTENSITY Scale 1-10 is most commonly used
IDENTIFY TIME of DAY Pain is most INTENSE
Determine ONSET and DURATION
GRADUAL or SUDDEN onset
LENGTH of TIME Pain has been Experienced
DESCRIPTION of PAIN
SHARP, THROBBING, TENDER, BURNING, SHOOTING
FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT of PAIN
1. MCGILL Pain Questionnaire
2. Pain DISABILITY Index
3. FUNCTIONAL Interference ESTIMATE
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 1
Utilize Physical Agent Modalities and MASSAGE in preparation for functional activities.
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 2
TEACH Proper Body Positions
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 3
SPLINT in a RESTING Position
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 4
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 5
TEACH Relaxation EXERCISES
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 6
UTILIZE PROPER BODY MECHANICS during Self-Care, Leisure, and Work Activities
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 7
Correct ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 8
Correct STANDING and SITTING Positions
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 9
MODIFY Activities and provide ADL Training and Adaptive Equipment, as needed
OT INTERVENTIONS for PAIN 10
Provide ALTERNATIVE Exercise Programs
(e.g. Aquatic Therapy, TAI CHI. Aichi
Refer to Pain Management Chapter 5
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