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The following project was created for advocacy and education of occupational therapy's role in chronic pain management. This project focuses on occupational therapist's ability to utilize non-pharmaceutical interventions to manage chronic pain symptoms. The capstone outlines fitness-based exercises, aquatic therapy, ergonomics, adaptive equipment, and adaptive strategies by supporting their efficacy in recent literature. Occupational therapists possess invaluable skills that can impact the chronic pain community for the better. They can aid in the reduction of pain while increasing overall quality of life and independence. Occupational therapists are a much needed resource in chronic pain management.
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Exercise Therapy, Ergonomics
Brown, Alison L.; Collins, Kayla; and Shotwell, Mary P., "A Non-Pharmaceutical Approach to Chronic Pain: An OT’s Perspective" (2020). Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Spring 2020. 12.