Focus Article Proposes the "Pain-Movement Interface" as a Theoretical Framework of MEP

Corey B. Simon, DPT, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and his research team's national collaboration to build a guiding theoretical framework for movement-evoked pain (MEP) research and clinical care was accepted.

The paper is entitled, Through the Lens of Movement-Evoked Pain: A Theoretical Framework of the "Pain-Movement Interface" to Guide Research and Clinical Care for Musculoskeletal Pain Condition. It proposes the "Pain-Movement Interface" as a theoretical framework of MEP that highlights the interface between MEP, pain interference, and activity engagement. Evaluating and treating MEP could improve rehabilitation approaches and enhance patient outcomes.