5 Impaired Patient Beliefs You Need to Address

Addressing impaired patient beliefs should be priority one on initial evaluation and subsequent follow up visits. Patient expectations, and experience all contribute to pain perception and perceived threat. Here are 5 Impaired Beliefs You Need to Address.
  1. Pain is always bad
  2. All pain must be gone before engaging in normal activity and movement (and therapy)
  3. Passive treatment is the answer
  4. Pain will increase with any/all activity
  5. Work is potentially harmful