Diagnostic labels are insufficient to understand the complexity of factors potentially contributing to the pain experience of an individual. Phenotyping is a way to harness the complexity and heterogeneity of these factors to create understanding through homogenous profiles. In this talk, the concept of phenotyping and its application to chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders will be explored by examining similarities and differences across conditions along with how it can inform prognosis and treatment.
Lisa Carlesso is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. A clinician for 25 years, her research aims to optimize outcomes for people with chronic musculoskeletal disorders by understanding the multi-dimensional nature of pain and how these complex relationships can enable a personalized approach to rehabilitation
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