A listing of Pain Science courses, events, podcasts, websites and research articles.
Courses and Events:
June 15 (VCMT - Vancouver)
PAIN SCIENCE MOVIE NIGHTS with Diane!
Diane Casteel is showing movies from the San Diego Pain Summit. These events are fundraisers for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Asking for a minimum $10 donation. The videos will include 'Moving from Exercise to Movement,' and 'Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science' with Greg Lehman.
June 29 (Vancouver)
PAIN SCIENCE DISCUSSION AT INTENT HEALTH CLINIC
Come hang out with other RMTs for a fun Friday night of exploring pain science related topics. This month we will be discussing Motivational Interviewing. Contact us to receive the pre-reading/watching list!
July 21: Greg Lehman (New West)
RECONCILING BIOMECHANICS WITH PAIN SCIENCE
With emerging research there is often the feeling that a traditional approach needs to be wholly discarded. Instead, this course helps the therapist to integrate the pain science and biopsychosocial model of pain with traditional biomechanical techniques. The course simplifies many of those techniques and distills the most relevant and important aspects of those techniques for pain resolution and injury management. An emphasis is placed on exercise prescription, symptom modification and graded exposure for injury management and simple techniques to start addressing the psychosocial aspects that influence both pain and performance.
August 18-19: Sarah Haag (VCMT – Vancouver)
PELVIC HEALTH FOR THE NON-PELVIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER
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
August 25-26: Eric Purves and Richard McIlmoyle (VCMT - Vancouver)
sCIENCE BASED MANUAL AND MOVEMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR RMTs
This 2 day course focuses on the latest evidence-base 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.
October 14: Eric Purves and Pain BC (Vancouver, VCMT)
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPISTS
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional massage therapy practices can increase success and improve outcomes for people in pain. We will thoroughly discuss the science of pain and ways to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into daily practice. The course will challenge misconceptions about pain as we learn the basics of incorporating a biopsychosocial framework into daily practice behaviour.
February 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.
Pain Science and Sensibility
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.
Tame The Beast
A new 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!"
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.