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What gets in the way of physios using the biopsychosocial model for persistent pain?

Lauren Finestone

What things make it harder or easier for physiotherapists to use a biopsychosocial approach when treating patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain?

Psychosocial factors have a big influence on persistent musculoskeletal pain. Clinical guidelines reflect this — they recommend that healthcare practitioners take a holistic approach that considers the person’s unique physical, psychological and social factors.  But while many physios understand that the biopsychosocial approach is important, the evidence shows that they don't always do it in practice. Why is this? A study set ...

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Published 22 January, 2024