Pain physiology education comprises of a first face-to-face session explaining basic pain physiology and contrasting acute nociception versus chronic pain. Written information about pain physiology should be provided as homework in between session 1 and 2. The second session can be used to correct misunderstandings, and to facilitate the transition from knowledge to adaptive pain coping during daily life. Pain physiology education is a continuous process initiated during the two educational sessions prior to and continuing BIBW2992 purchase into active treatment and followed-up during the longer term rehabilitation program. Mira Meeus is a postdoctoral research fellow
of Research Foundation Flanders – FWO (Belgium). Jessica Van Oosterwijck is financially supported by grant no. OZR1596 from the research council of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. The authors would like to thank Lorna Paul (PhD, PT; University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK) for editing the final version of the article. “
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