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Musculoskeletal Pain – Assessment, Prediction and Treatment

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Musculoskeletal Pain – Assessment, Prediction and Treatment

Musculoskeletal Pain – Assessment, Prediction and Treatment

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
The instructors
This course was recorded in March 2021


Join author and musculoskeletal pain expert Dr. David Walton PT PhD for a special series of live interaction and discussion sessions during which participants will be invited to listen, learn, and discuss topics described in his new book Musculoskeletal Pain - Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment: A pragmatic approach (Walton and Elliott, Handspring Publishers UK).
These sessions are intended to allow a deeper dive into key concepts discussed in the book, and participants are encouraged to have read the relevant chapter prior to each module.
This course is made up of the recordings from the live online 6-part webinar with Dave Walton that took place between January 12 - March 23, 2021. 

The Topics Covered Are:

  1. Pain as a latent construct (or, how to make sense of invisible experiences),
  2. Measuring pain, and creating your 'Go-To Toolbox',
  3. Pain as a biological phenomenon,
  4. Pain as a psychological phenomenon,
  5. Pain as a socially-determined phenomenon, and
  6. Bringing it all together for making clinical decisions. 


Where Do I Get a Copy of the Book?

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you have a copy of the book 'Musculoskeletal Pain – Assessment, Prediction and Treatment'. It can be purchased directly through the publisher on their website here or through Amazon in either paperback or e-book format.

The instructors
Dave Walton

Following a 10-year clinical career, Dave completed his PhD at Western University (London Ontario) in 2010 where he is now Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Director of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab, Honorary Associate Professor with the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, and Associate Editor of the scientific journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.

He is the Principal Investigator on a number of large-scale initiatives including the SYMBIOME acute trauma recovery cohort study and the Physio Moves Canada qualitative exploration of threats, opportunities, and innovations for physiotherapy practice in Canada. Having authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he is recognized for expertise in measuring, predicting, and preventing chronic pain and the role of trauma and stress in the experiences of pain, mobility, and quality of life.

Course Material included in this course
  • Session 1
  • Welcome and Important Information
  • Introduction
  • Ways of Knowing
  • The Happy Test
  • The Radar Plot
  • Session 1 Closing Questions
  • Feedback Session 1
  • Session 2
  • The Happiness Test Session 2
  • Go-To Toolbox
  • Example - The Brief Pain Inventory
  • Personal Favourites
  • Session 2 Closing Questions
  • Feedback Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Happiness Test Results So Far
  • What Factors Inform Happiness?
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Driver
  • Central Nociplastic vs. Peripheral Nociceptive
  • Session 3 Questions
  • Feedback Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 4 Introduction
  • Concluding the Happiness Test
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional
  • Session 4 Closing Questions
  • Feedback Session 4
  • Session 5
  • Session 5 Intro
  • What Does This Mean?
  • The Research
  • Possible Explanations and Hypothesis
  • Questions
  • Feedback Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 6 Introduction
  • One Big Problem
  • Intervention Example
  • Chronic Pain State
  • Questions
  • Feedback Session 6
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