Discuss the physiological mechanisms for modulating pain and how these can be applied in physiotherapy practice. Use the evidence base for one therapeutic modality to demonstrate your understanding
Topic: Discuss the physiological mechanisms for modulating pain and how these can be applied in physiotherapy practice. Use the evidence base for one therapeutic modality to demonstrate your understandingOrder DescriptionThe Study Skills Website has information on Study Skills Provision and is available for students and, for staff to use with students at: www.edu.salford.ac.uk/studyskillsLearning outcomes assessed1. Identify ,locate and evaluate key resources and use basic search skills to retrieve relevant information2. Discuss physiotherapy practice in relation to current research findings.3. Recognise how to avoid plagiarism through correct referencing.Assignment GuidelinesIntroduction:The assignment must include an introduction of approximately 300 words which should set the scene by including:? Definition of key terms.? Provision of an outline of what you will be discussing in the main body of the assignment.? Clear aims of the assignment(N.B. due to the word count, you need to be clear in the focus of your assignment and ensure this addresses the marking criteria and the guidelines below).NB: You should also include within the introduction brief details and rationale of your literature search. i.e. databases and key words used in the search, dates searched and any limits.Main Body• The aim of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to link knowledge of the physiological mechanisms for modulating acute pain to the clinical application ofthis knowledge i.e. the use of therapeutic modalities within physiotherapy practice to modulate acute pain.• You can choose any physiotherapeutic modality covered within the Assessment and Management Peripheral 2 module curriculum i.e. ultrasound, inferential therapy, pulsed short wave, tens, massage, passive movements.• You should include the relevant anatomy and physiological mechanisms of acute tissue damage / acute pain modulation.• You must include discussion of acute pain modulation related specifically to the physiotherapeutic modality you chose.• Cite suitable research evidence to evaluate the use of the physiotherapeutic modality you chose in the management of acute pain (minimum of 4 studies). Critiquing of evidence is not required at level 4 and is not reflected in the marking scheme.ConclusionThe conclusion (approximately 200 words) should summarise the key points made in the main body of the assignment. It is important that you include your evaluation of the physiotherapeutic modality you discussed.AppendicesYou may include the full detail of your search strategy including full search terms, with all databases and how terms were combined with Boolean Operators to limit results. This will not contribute to your overall mark but will help with formative feedback to assist in future searches.Links to the Marking GridAll sections on the marking grid are equally weightedKnowledgeWhen marking this section consideration will be given to your ability to:• Identify key themes• Demonstrate knowledge of acute pain modulation physiology• Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of the acute pain modulation physiological effects of the physiotherapeutic modality you chose to discussCognitive ProcessesWhen marking this section consideration will be given to your ability to:• Demonstrate the link between the underpinning theory of physiological acute pain modulation to the clinical application of this knowledge i.e. the use of therapeutic modalities within physiotherapy practice to modulate acute pain• Support the rationale for the use of the physiotherapeutic modality you chose for acute pain management with current evidenceReferencing and using evidenceWhen marking this section consideration will be given to your ability to:• Demonstrate an ability to select appropriate evidence to support your discussion (Minimum of 15 references required).• Use references consistently to support your work• Accurately reference within the text (British Harvard Style)• Accurately produce a reference list (British Harvard Style)PresentationWhen marking this section consideration will be given to your ability to:• Structure your work appropriately i.e. inclusion of introductory section, development of themes section, conclusion and appendix• Link themes together in a logical sequence with clarity of expression• Produce work which conforms to guidelines and has correct spelling and grammar.• Use appropriate language and an academic writing style.