RMT Resources

A listing of Pain Science courses, events, podcasts, websites and research articles.

 
 

Courses and Events:

January 20, 2019: Science Based Massage Therapy: Applying Research to Practice (WCCMT - Victoria)

This one day course explores the relevant science of manual therapy.  How to maximize treatment effectiveness through touch, education and exercise/movement interventions will be explored and discussed through the understanding and application of current research.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/science-based-massage-therapy-applying-research-to-practice/

February 19-24, 2019: San Diego Pain Summit

The mission of the San Diego Pain Summit is to help clinicians learn ways to create frameworks based on current pain research so they can develop effective pain management programs for their patients.

Together we are working to bridge the chasm in order to develop effective pain management programs for our patients. 

Speakers and attendees come from all over the world - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Shanghai, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, and the U.S. - to network and share ideas. The audience represents a diverse group of professionals, including physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, Rolfing, personal training, and more.

https://sandiegopainsummit.com

 

March 9-10, 2019: Science based manual and movement interventions for RMT’s (Nanaimo)

This 2 day course focuses on the latest evidence and relevant science behind how massage therapy, manual techniques, movement and exercise interventions exert their effects on the musculoskeletal system and influence sensory and behavioural change.  The focus is on using manual and movement interventions in a manner that is consistent with the evidence and theories of how biopsychosocial factors can impact pain and its related disability.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/science-based-manual-movement-interventions-rmts-nanaimo/

April 27-28, 2019: Pelvic Health for the Non-Pelvic Health Practitioner (VCMT - Vancouver)

This 2 day course will be a comprehensive introduction to the world of Pelvic Health.  ‘Pelvic Health’ includes more than just the pelvis, and this course will cover not just issues men and women are more likely to experience, but also how healthcare providers can address those issues.  Pain, incontinence, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy, menopause, and female athlete triad are just some of the issues that will be addressed in this course.  Bowel and bladder function will be addressed in detail, as well as basic assessment and interventions that will be within the scope of practice for participants.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/pelvic-health-for-the-non-pelvic-health-practitioner-victoria-april-2019/

 

June 22-23, 2019: Edge Work and Novel Movements: Applying Pain Science to Clinical Practice (WCCMT - Victoria)

This 2 day course will cover pain science concepts and history in physical therapy, specific applications of novel movements and edge work, exposure based care in physical therapy, and fostering a consistent message and mode of communication across the entire treatment encounter.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/edge-work-and-novel-movements-applying-pain-science-to-clinical-practice/

October 5-6, 2019: Science based manual and movement interventions for RMT’s (VCMT - Vancouver)

This 2 day course focuses on the latest evidence and relevant science behind how massage therapy, manual techniques, movement and exercise interventions exert their effects on the musculoskeletal system and influence sensory and behavioural change.  The focus is on using manual and movement interventions in a manner that is consistent with the evidence and theories of how biopsychosocial factors can impact pain and its related disability.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/science-based-manual-and-movement-interventions-for-rmts-vancouver/

October 19-20, 2019: Greg Lehman - Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science (VCMT - Vancouver)

This is practical course designed to help therapists simplify the mechanical aspects of their treatment and build new communication and clinical reasoning skills.  It teaches an alternative to the kinesiopathological model of pain and injury but still tries to answer when biomechanics matters.  Special topics include therapeutic neuroscience education, assessment and exercise prescription, symptom modification techniques, tendinopathy as a model for persistent pain research and a reconceptualization of manual and exercise therapy that is symptom modification based rather than biomechanically driven.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/reconciling-biomechanics-with-pain-science/

PODCASTS

Pain Science and Sensibility

Join Physiotherapists Sandy Hilton and Cory Blickenstaff as they discuss current research and interview prominent figures of pain science. 

http://ptpodcast.com/podcasts/pain-science-and-sensibility/

 

Pain Reframed

Pain Reframed is a podcast that explores how pain is managed in our society.  Join Dr. Tim Flynn and Dr. Jeff Moore as they share expertise from the medical and psychological fields and discuss our roles as clinicians.

http://painreframedpodcast.libsyn.com

 

WEBSITES

Tame The Beast

A great patient resource! The project aims to promote an evidence based understanding of pain and guide patients to make more informed decisions about pain treatment and recovery. Check out the animated video that depicts pain as 'beasts' that can be tamed. Patients can peruse a list of resources to help them understand pain, and listen to real stories from people who have recovered from pain. The information provides a path forward and affirms that "is it possible to tame the beast of persistent pain!" 

https://www.tamethebeast.org

 

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute

NOI's core philosophy is to create and provide evidence-based multimedia resources and courses for the treatment of pain. 
You can find the Explain Pain books here, as well as the Protectometer book. 

http://www.noigroup.com/en/Home

Soma Simple

Discussion forums for Health professionals on research and pain management.

https://www.somasimple.com/forums/

Physio Network

This site helps practitioners keep up to date with the latest research and its clinical implications by having industry experts review the most relevant and recent studies in physiotherapy.

https://www.physio-network.com

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Reconceptualizing Pain According to Modern Pain ScienceOctober 13

 

Meta-analysis of Massage Therapy Research