RMT Resources

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

 
 

Courses and Events:

May 25: Taylor Laviolette (WCCMT - New West)

BRIDGING THE GAP: DECONSTRUCTION OF THE BIOMECHANICAL, POSTURAL, PATHOANATOMICAL MODELS

Includes an introduction to rethinking treatment planning in the context of the Biopsychosocial model. [Course is full]. 

 

May 26-27: Ben Cormack (Victoria)

FUNCTIONAL THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT: ASSESSMENT AND REHAB

Practical tools to implement modern pain science and movement research into clinical practice using a movement based approach.

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/functional-therapeutic-movement-assessment-rehab-ben-cormack/

 

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. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/271884030039558/

 

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!

FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190737134996595/

 

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.

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

 

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

http://www.achievehealth.ca/product/pelvic-health-for-the-non-pelvic-health-practitioner-new-west-august/

 

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.

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

 

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.

https://sandiegopainsummit.com

 

PODCASTS

Pain Science and Sensibility

Join Physiotherapists Sandy Hilton and Cory Blickenstaff as they discuss current research and interviews 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 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!" 

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

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Reconceptualizing Pain According to Modern Pain Science

 

Meta-analysis of Massage Therapy Research