As the first multidisciplinary gathering organised by physiotherapists addressing exclusively the issue of pain, the conference has, through presentations and workshops, served as a unique update in pain management, and includes contributions from such as * Emeritus Prof. Patrick Wall (University of London)
* Prof. Michael Cousins (Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney University
* Associate Prof. George Mendelson (Caulfield General Medical Centre and Monash University The selected papers andthe commentary on the `Images of Pain' art exhibition together form a benchmark of the state of contemporary pain research and thinking, and is an invaluable read for any health professional dealing with pain and its treatment.
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Images of pain 'Images of pain' exhibition Discussion papers Moving in on pain Overview of pain and it mechanisms Neuropathic pain The clinical challenge of secondary hyperalgesia The clinical variable of primary significance Fluid movement may partially account for the behaviour of symptoms associated with nociception in disc injury and disease Voluntary movement and pain: focussing on action rather than perception The continuum of headache: a review of the literature Treatment of pain Psychological aspects Physchological and psychiatric aspects of pain Anxiety, depression and the sense of helplessness: their relationship to pain from rheumatoid arthritis Self-efficacy and the patient with chronic pain Clinical aspects Clinical reasoning and pain Peripheral neuropathic disorders and neuromusculoskeletal pain Clinical applications of neurodynamics Thoracic outlet syndrome: a patient centred treatment approach A role of physiotherapy in perianal and perineal pain Moving out of pain: hands-on or hands-off The placebo response Effects of treatment and physical manoeuvres Cervical mobilisation techniques, sympathetic nervous system effects and their relationship to analgesia