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Pain, Mind and Movement


[Term 2018-2021]

Chair: Felipe Reis (Brazil)
Vice Chair: N/A
Past Chair: Romy Parker (South Africa)
Treasurer: Katie McBee (USA)
Secretary: Anabela Silva (Portugal)


Committee Members

  • Laura Simons (Chair Scientific committee; USA)
  • JP Caneiro (Scientific committee; Australia)
  • Tory Madden (Scientific committee; South Africa)
  • Christine Lin (Social Media; Australia)
  • Saurab Sharma (Social Media; Nepal)

The SIG on Pain, Mind, and Movement aims to act as a multidisciplinary forum of communication in order to:

  • Improve the standard of care provided to patients with disabling pain in order to improve physical and psychological functioning and increase participation in daily life.
  • Empower health professionals and patients to play active roles in the rehabilitation process.
  • Encourage basic and clinical research on how mind and movement affect disabling pain.
  • Facilitate the translation of evidence into clinical practice and to mediate the implementation of new diagnostics and treatments.
  • Foster communication between researchers, clinicians and patients to drive research and stimulate international study.


Recommended Websites

Recommended Podcasts

Empowered Beyond Pain The Healing Pain Podcast

Recommended YouTube Videos

Tame The Beast — It's time to rethink persistent pain

Recommended Studies

  • Meulders A. Fear in the context of pain: Lessons learned from 100 years of fear conditioning research. Behav Res Ther. 2020 Aug;131:103635. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103635. Epub 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32417719.
  • Vlaeyen JWS, Crombez G, Linton SJ. The fear-avoidance model of pain. Pain. 2016 Aug;157(8):1588-1589. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000574. PMID: 27428892.
  • Caneiro JP, Bunzli S, O'Sullivan P. Beliefs about the body and pain: the critical role in musculoskeletal pain management. Braz J Phys Ther. 2021 Jan-Feb;25(1):17-29. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.06.003. Epub 2020 Jun 20. PMID: 32616375; PMCID: PMC7817871.

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