Read about the Active Living For Pain – Research Team.
The Active Living for Pain research team aims to help adults learn the skills to be more physically active in order to better manage their chronic pain. Despite physical activity being an essential part of chronic pain management, most adults are not regularly active. Through various funding sources (e.g., Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Community Initiatives Fund), the team learned that exercise professionals, including fitness class instructors and personal trainers, are key supports who people with chronic pain look to for help learning the skills needed to be physically active. Yet, certified exercise professionals do not receive any training to work with people with chronic pain during their certification or continuing education opportunities. The goal of the team’s research is to develop an effective chronic pain and physical activity training workshop for exercise professionals and a physical activity and pain education program for people living with high impact pain. The team will soon be recruiting people living with pain to take part in testing the physical activity program.
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