Pain Consultants of East Tennessee recently provided an opportunity for local occupational therapy practitioners to learn more about chronic pain management. On January 18th, PCET hosted the East District chapter of the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Association.
During the meeting, the PCET Occupational Therapy department educated attending practitioners about best practices in chronic pain management with Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L discussing the role that OT can play on a multidisciplinary team for pain management. The PCET OT staff also provided information on the services provided at PCET and how the practice works to serve East Tennessee. The OT staff also provided a tour of PCET facilities for attendees.
“We thought it was important for local healthcare providers like OT practitioners to know what options are out there for pain management,” said Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L, PCET lead occupational therapist.
The event was well attended with both practitioners and OT students in the audience. Attendees interacted during the presentation including providing case studies for discussion. “It really helps for us to relate the information we talked about tonight to their daily practice,” said Stacey Svette, BS, COTA/L. Many of the attendees discussed that the information was very relevant and that they were happy to learn about options for clients who have chronic pain.
During the meeting, elections for positions were held for the East District chapter of TOTA. The chapter elected a chair, vice-chair, and secretary. PCET is proud that our own Megan Colletti, MS, OTR/L was elected chair and Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L was elected vice-chair.