To appreciate the unique perspective and skill of physiatrists and neurologists in the multidisciplinary management of pain
To understand the necessity of multidisciplinary effort in treatment and rehabilitation of complex neurological and musculoskeletal disease
To gain familiarity with common diagnostic tools employed in pain assessment
To gain exposure to inpatients with chronic non-malignant pain
To perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal and neuromuscular history and examination with an emphasis on both structure and function as it applies to diagnosing acute and chronic pain problems. This is to include assessments of static and dynamic flexibility, strength, coordination and agility for peripheral joint, spinal, and soft tissue pain conditions. At least fifteen patients must be assessed in this way, with demonstrated proficiency in the development of rehabilitation plans in five. Taken from ACGME program requirements IV.A.5.a.1.c.
To perform a detailed neurological history and examination to include mental status, cranial nerves, motor, sensory, reflex, cerebellar, and gait examinations. At least fifteen examinations should be performed, with direct attending verification of experience in five. Taken from ACGME program requirements IV.A.5.a.1.b.
To understand the indicators and interpretation of electrodiagnostic studies. Taken from ACGME program requirements IV.A.5.a.1.b. and c.
To understand the various musculoskeletal pain disorders and be able to appropriately integrate therapeutic modalities and surgical intervention in the treatment algorithm. Taken from ACGME program requirements IV.A.5.a.1.c.
To become familiar with basic neuro-imaging and identify significant findings, to include at least MR and CT of the spine and brain on a minimum of 15 CT and MRI studies drawn from the examples within the following areas: Brain, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Taken from ACGME program requirements IV.A.5.a.1.b.
To explore the multidisciplinary resources necessary in order to effectively rehabilitate patients with pain, and to work well within the team providing them
To maintain continuity with inpatients with chronic pain, and to adjust plans accordingly based on daily assessment