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Over the last four years of hosting webinars, we've looked at many topics related to chronic pain management, such as
Technology has become a mainstay in everyday life for a large portion of the population. We use our phones and computers to navigate the streets, to document our lives, to monitor our health, and to connect with our family and friends both locally and around the world.
There are exciting advances being made in how we utilize technology to help in managing chronic pain. We have hosted several webinars which discuss current research on using technology as part of your pain management strategy.
In this webinar, Professor Diane Gromala discusses three exciting ways that technology is being developed and researched in her lab to help people manage pain.
Children, like adults with chonic pain, often do not get integrated care for their chronic pain. Dr. Jennifer Stinson believes that technology can help fill in this gap, particularly with children and youth. She provides information on three tech-based tools that can help adolecents assess and manage their pain:
Dr. Stinson is in the midst of creating a fully comprehensive pain management app for youth called iCanCope which will hopefully come out in the next year or so.
In this webinar, Dr. Blake Dear discusses the work he has been doing to bring self-management programs online. His online pain management program, The Pain Course, is currently being developed and tested in Australia. The Pain Course entails 8 weeks of online content and exercises, automated emails for follow-up, and weekly check-ins with a therapist online. One of the main benefits of moving self-management programs online is so that more people can access them than the current in-person courses that are often provided in larger cities.
This webinar, happening next week, will feature Dr. Linda Li discussing the positives and negatives of
wearable technologies (FitBit, iWatch, etc) in getting people with arthritis physically active.
You can register for this webinar now.
If you are interested in more apps that can help you manage your pain, mental health, or overall health, you can read some of our past blog posts on those topics:
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