This 2-day course is geared toward the health care provider and fitness professional. 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 distils 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.
This course teaches the therapist how to teach patients about pain science in a treatment framework that still utilizes specific/corrective exercise, general exercises, and manual therapy. Therapists are taught a model of treatment that simplifies the assessment process and the treatment.
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.