About the Session
- Sara Williams, Ph.D. (USA)
- Eugene Kim, M.D. (USA)
- Giulia Mesaroli, MScPT, BASc (Canada)
Chronic pain is a prevalent, highly disabling condition among children and adolescents, resulting in physical limitations, school absences, social problems, and psychological comorbidities. Research in pediatric chronic pain shows that function improves before pain but can be hard to accomplish in traditional outpatient, multidisciplinary settings. Intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment (IIPT) offers increased intensity and frequency of therapies in a specialized setting that provides a “higher dose” of treatment from a coordinated care team; this approach is effective for pediatric patients with complex chronic pain conditions.