Educating Patients about Pain – 01/05/2018

$175.00

This workshop will equip the participant with a means to recognize and understand chronic pain as well as provide intervention strategies based upon cutting-edge neuroscience research in a way that is easy to understand and apply.

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Name of Course
Educating Patients about Pain: Integrating Neuroscience, Manual Therapy and Exercise

Name of Sponsor
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship

Instructor(s)/Speaker(s)
Stephen Schmidt, PT, MPhysio, OCS, FAAOMPT

Target Audience
Physical Therapists

Course Level
Basic to Intermediate

Course Description

Chronic pain is one of the most pervasive and expensive health care problems facing society. Current data suggests more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and the problem seems to be getting worse. Each year, more is spent on chronic pain than heart disease and cancer combined. Clinicians often feel frustrated working with this complex population due to ongoing challenges with communication, poor treatment effectiveness and unfamiliar or extravagant symptoms. This workshop will equip the participant with a means to recognize and understand chronic pain as well as provide intervention strategies based upon cutting-edge neuroscience research in a way that is easy to understand and apply.

Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the scope and impact of chronic pain.
  • Recognize common dilemmas, clinical reasoning errors and bias in clinical practice related to pain presentations.
  • Explain use of the pain neuroscience models to recognize clinical patterns to guide development of effective intervention strategies.
  • Discuss the use of metaphors, clinical slogans and case vignettes as tools to apply when explaining the biology of a pain state to patients and relevant associates.
  • Understand how to apply concepts from pain-science research as an education tool using language that is both patient-friendly and evidence-based to empower exercise and manual therapy interventions.

Course Date(s) and Time
January 5, 2018 (Friday)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location of Course
Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
3600 Broadway, Room: LL F
Oakland, CA  94611

Cost
$175

Deadline date for registration
December 29, 2017

# Seats Available
16

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by December 29, 2017.  Email Vanessa.X.Labson@kp.org  There is a $25 administrative fee for all cancellations. No refunds after December 29, 2017.

# of CEU’s
0.7 CEU’s (7.0 Contact Hours) – PENDING