This no-nonsense guide promotes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in adolescent patients, acknowledging persistent pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. With a strong focus on highly practical, applied strategies incorporating beliefs and values, mediation, relaxation, imagery, physical fitness and pacing, the book examines the many issues surrounding persistent pain. The thoughtful, compassionate approach considers lifestyle, family considerations and self-management in this unique population. Medical and psychological issues are highlighted throughout, with extensive use of case studies to illustrate important topics and potential obstacles. For Allied Health Professionals working with adolescent patients, this is the ideal practical guide.

chapter |10 pages


chapter 1|27 pages

The how and why of pain

Educating About Pain and What Influences it

chapter 2|15 pages

Medical matters

About Diagnosis, Tests and Disorders

chapter 3|18 pages

Pain and the family

How Families Contribute

chapter 4|11 pages


About Sleep and Sleep Habits

chapter 5|19 pages

Making changes

About Values, Goals and Motivation

chapter 6|16 pages

Dealing with the pain

Coping Factors and Managing Flare-Ups

chapter 7|16 pages

Mindfulness, relaxation and imagery

How To Teach Skills to the Adolescent

chapter 8|22 pages

Thought, words and actions

Language and Its Role in Behaviour

chapter 9|13 pages

Becoming fit

A Fitness Regime, Pacing and Managing Barriers

chapter 10|17 pages

Returning to school

What Influences a Successful Plan?