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Commentary/Perspective, Methodology

2023 Jun 27

Phys Ther


PRISM – Pain Recovery and Integrative Systems Model: A Process-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Approach for Physical Therapy.


Tatta J, Pignataro RM, Bezner JR, George SZ, Rothschild CE


The Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AOPT) Pain Education Manual (PEM) supports the advancement of modern pain content, and the National Institutes of Health Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS) has called for new models for pain management. This Perspective proposes the Pain Recovery and Integrative Systems Model (PRISM) as a new model that addresses the multidimensional nature of pain. PRISM is a salutogenic, integrative, process-based cognitive-behavioral model designed for physical therapist education and practice. PRISM aligns with national and international initiatives to better understand and manage pain, thereby mitigating the global opioid crisis. PRISM aims to address the multidimensional nature of pain while building resilience, nurturing growth, and facilitating pain recovery.