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10th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 21-23, 2024

October 21 -23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
INBC 2024

Joao Rafael Rocha Da Silva

Speaker at Brain Disorders Conference - Joao Rafael Rocha Da Silva
Connect life rehabilitation and performance, Brazil
Title : How to evaluate and optimize motor control in individuals with chronic low back pain


Guidelines for treating chronic low back pain are directly related to changing habits and carrying out patient-centered exercise programs, using passive resources such as manual therapy, for example, to aid treatment.

In previous studies, it was possible to observe changes in motor control in individuals with chronic pain, which directly affect the performance of exercises, making treatment adherence difficult.

The professional capable of carrying out an adequate assessment of motor control in these individuals will have a greater range of resources and therapeutic strategies that are more specific to each individual's dysfunction.

We currently have a scientific basis for carrying out different exercise methods for the treatment of chronic low back pain, but we still do not know which method has the highest level of evidence, and we use the patient's preference when choosing the program to be carried out.

The use of an initial approach based on the assessment of the individual's motor control is based on metrics of the possible dysfunctions present in each individual, which helps in the evolution of each patient's dysfunctional diagnosis.

This treatment model will prioritize the clinical evolution of each individual's functional capacity, preventing the chronification of the injury, disability, and the development of cardiorespiratory dysfunctions.

Seeking global improvement for each individual, and enabling them to change habits and better manage their pain. We are seeking to develop more specific and patient-centered rehabilitation programs, where treatment is carried out by a multidisciplinary team, and the basis of treatment is pain education, associated with an exercise prescription based on a careful assessment, using the manual therapy to help improve motor control and gain range of motion.

In clinical practice, this model is widely used, however, many professionals still do not have the necessary scientific basis to use the techniques effectively.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • After the presentation, the audience will have a better understanding of the complexity and need for a better approach to evaluating and optimizing the improvement of motor control in patients with chronic low back pain.
  • Individuals with chronic low back pain are highly frequent clinical cases among several healthcare professionals around the world, understanding and improving the clinical management of these individuals is a great professional differentiator.


Pt. João Rafael Rocha da Silva has been a clinical physiotherapist for over 15 years, with a postgraduate degree in rehabilitation applied to sport from the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Escola Paulista de Medicina CETE- UNIFESP, also having a postgraduate degree in Improvement in assessment and interdisciplinary treatment in Pain at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo HC-FMUSP.

He recently published five studies related to the treatment of Pain, which were presented at more than five international conferences and congresses. Scientific reviewer for international journals.