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eTalk #11 - Application of pain science to clinical physiotherapy

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A/Professor Hush will explain how the intersection between current pain science and the updated biopsychosocial model of pain can be used to inform clinical practice and optimise patients’ outcomes. Skills to identify individual biopsychosocial contributors to the pain experience will be outlined, as well as how this information informs the design of person-centred care.



Julia Hush PhD, BSc(Hons), BAppSc(Phty), GradCertEdStud, FRSN, is Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Department Director of Research in the Department of Health Professions at Macquarie University. Her clinical expertise is in pain management and her current research program includes clinical pain neuroscience, paediatric pain, personalised back pain treatment and neuropathic pain.

Julia has published more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Cell Science, Pain, Cerebral Cortex, and Clinical Journal of Pain. She is Section Editor for the Journal of Physiotherapy and a reviewer for over 20 international journals, including New England Journal of Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Since 2012, Julia has been engaged in the development and delivery of a new entry-level Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) program at Macquarie University. Her teaching roles include pain education, evidence-based healthcare and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has led the integration of the IASP Pain Curriculum into the DPT program.



CPD hours: 1