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Key Concepts in Pain Science

Key Concepts in Pain Science

Key Concepts in Pain Science

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Certificate of completion


Our understanding of pain has grown in leaps and bounds in the last decades. The concepts that we thought we knew even 2 decades ago are far more complex. And with ongoing research, as we unravel the marvels of our CNS and pain, it will probably get even more complex.

You just have to delve into Explain Pain Supercharged to get a glimpse of that.

In Butler and Moseley’s latest offering they stressed the importance of our understanding of pain science as healthcare providers. They recommend on that our knowledge base has to be like the amount of iceberg that is underneath the water, in order for our patient's knowledge and understanding to be like the tip of the iceberg.

This online physiotherapy course is not going to be about the depth of what is under the surface of the water. You need to read Explain Pain Supercharged and other research. You can be mentored in science and learn with others. You need to work through what is clinically relevant and learn how to teach the important bits to your patients.

This online course by Debbie Patterson is going to provide a summary of key concepts as a basic foundational understanding.

The instructors
Debbie Patterson
Registered Physiotherapist

Debbie Patterson is an orthopaedic physiotherapist with a special interest in the treatment of persistent pain. Early in her career she recognized that the medical model of physiotherapy treatment often failed people with persistent pain. This led her on a career path of learning about the current science of pain, and searching for clinical relevance in the treatment of pain.

Debbie Patterson is a registered physiotherapist in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta. She is a founding member of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Debbie has a clinical practice treating people whose lives are affected by persistent and complex pain conditions. She has worked within the Biopsychosocial model of pain for over 35 years. She sees herself as a physiotherapy coach to help patients relieve suffering, pain and distress and improve their quality of life.

Debbie has used Telerehab to assess and treat patients for over 10 years. She is a trained and certified Progressive Goal Attainment Programme (PGAP) clinician and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Debbie has a passion for teaching patients and health care providers about the science of pain in the Biopsychosocial model. She has taught courses in pain science and appropriate assessment and treatment approaches. Now she provides live and recorded webinars. She also mentors other physiotherapists in developing their knowledge and skills to better meet the needs of their patients with persistent pain.

Course Material included in this course
  • Course Material
  • Nociception
  • CNS
  • Neuroplasticity & Neurotags
  • Spinal Cord
  • The Brain Part A
  • The Brain Part B
  • Peripheral Sensitization
  • Central Sensitization
  • Feedback and Quiz
  • Quiz
  • Feedback
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