Pain: Translating Neuroscience into Clinical Practice

This workshop will deepen clinicians' understanding of pain neuroscience in order to clarify more complex patient presentations and facilitate refinement of clinical assessments, and application of more appropriate and effective interventions.
Style of teaching: Combination of didactic lectures, case based learning and short practical & interactive sessions aimed at improving clinical integration of content.

Pain: Translating Neuroscience into Clinical Practice

This workshop will deepen clinicians' understanding of pain neuroscience in order to clarify more complex patient presentations and facilitate refinement of clinical assessments, and application of more appropriate and effective interventions.

Course length: 1 full day

Course Outline: This workshop will deepen clinicians' understanding of pain neuroscience in order to clarify more complex patient presentations and facilitate refinement of clinical assessments, and application of more appropriate and effective interventions.
Style of teaching: Combination of didactic lectures, case based learning and short practical & interactive sessions aimed at improving clinical integration of content.

Aims:

1. Improve participant's knowledge of pain neurophysiology relevant for physiotherapists including: nociception and inflammation, pain modulation and neuro-endocrine-immune system responses
2. Using interactive tasks and clinical scenarios, explore how these physiological processes relate to patient presentations and influence clinical decision making (assessment and treatment)

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will:

1. Understand the neurophysiological processes, and clinical features of nociception, central sensitization and inhibition
2. Be able to perform physical assessments for pain sensitization and descending pain modulation
3. Understand the evidence for investigating psychological contributions to pain and how these factors impact on pain sensitization and descending pain modulation
4. Be able to identify psychological contributions to pain within clinical case studies, and be aware of strategies to address these factors
5. Understand interactions between neural, endocrine and immune system with respect to pain, and the evidence for multidimensional profiles in patient populations
6. Be able to interpret models of pain (specifically Inputs/Outputs and Allostasis models) that consider multiple dimensions and explain clinical findings to a patient within the context of these models .

Notes:

Please note that fees will only be refunded if a cancellation occurs more than 6 weeks before the course date, there will however be an administrative charge of £12 deducted from the refund. Cancellations made later than six weeks before the date of the course will not normally be refunded.

Please note that if a sufficient number of delegates are not booked onto this course 6 weeks before the date it is to run, it may be cancelled. If the MACP make the decision to cancel a full refund will be given.

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