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Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science

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Continuing Education Credits (12 hours)

Course Description


- Learn how pain science education fits into EVERY part of treating pain and injury

- Provide assessment techniques for partitioning the role of biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience in the treatment of pain and injury

- Demonstrate how biomechanical treatments and explanations can address the multidimensional nature of pain

- Provide exercise prescription that is informed by biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience

- Learn to different methods of applying therapeutic neuroscience to a traditional biomechanically based practice

- Learn the practical applications of the best research on tendon pathology, symptom modification and graded motor exposure

Schedule and Description

This course provides a best evidence review of exercise prescription, symptom modification, graded activity, graded exposure and therapeutic neuroscience application in the treatment of injuries and pain within the biopsychosocial model of rehabilitation.  Material is taught via seminar style of lecture, group participation and demonstration.

Day 1 Morning:

a. Overview of the multidimensional nature of pain

b. Introduction to Graded Exposure

Day 1 Afternoon:

a. Introduction to the comprehensive capacity model of exercise prescription

b. Introduction to symptom modification techniques

Day 2 Morning:

a. Identifying barriers to recovery

b. Pain Science Principles

Day 2 Afternoon:

a. Key messages of pain science and pain science key message workshop

Download the complimentary Pain Science Workbook below


About the Instructor

Greg is a clinician and researcher in exercise and spine biomechanics.  He received his MSc in Spine Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo studying manual therapy and spinal function. Greg has been teaching for more than 15 years in the clinical biomechanics field but with an emphasis on how biomechanics fits within the biopsychosocial model of care. 

Greg has a special interest in pain science and how neuroscience research can better explain many clinical conditions than the traditional biomechanical model.

Greg believes that both the biomechanics and pain science research leads to a much simpler approach to all pain and injuries and that many of our clinical approaches don't need to be completely discarded but rather reconceptualized.  Greg teaches this course and is also an instructor with The Running Clinic - a leader in running injury prevention course for therapist.

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