This session will provide updates on new knowledge regarding post-traumatic musculoskeletal trauma with a focus on traumatic neck pain (whiplash-associated disorder). New tools that are available to clinicians now will be described, in addition to novel directions currently underway both in Canada and internationally to demystify the clinical presentation of patients following trauma. These include current large-scale explorations of where biology and psychology are reflected in one another, and how those are affected by the social context of the patient.
Dave Walton BScPT MSc PhD is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University (London Ontario) and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab. With 10 years of clinical experience and over 100 lifetime scientific publications, he is able to bring research into practice with a unique set of experiential lenses. His current SYMBIOME longitudinal acute trauma databanking project is one of the most robust acute-to-chronic MSK pain projects currently underway in Canada.