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Know Pain Workshop

February 8 & 9 - 2 Day

Instructor: Mike Stewart MCSP SRP MSc PG Cert

About the Instructor:

Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist and visiting university lecturer with twenty years of experience managing complex, persistent pain conditions. In addition, he is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to providing evidence-based education to a wide variety of health professionals. His Know Pain workshops have provided clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills. He has an MSc in Physiotherapy and Practice-based Education from the University of Brighton, and is planning a PhD focusing on pain and communication. His published work has received international praise from the leading names in neuroscience.

 

Course Description:

The challenge of successfully managing persistent pain can be one of the most daunting for both clinicians and people in pain who are often frustrated after failed short-term interventions. It is often difficult to understand and explain high and prolonged levels of pain where a traditional tissue based cause is lacking.

This course explores a cutting edge, patient centered approach using a variety of practical learning methods to help your patients make sense and overcome their pain. It provides a range of practical applications and innovative learning methods to take into your clinic for immediate results. The course content blends a wide range of contemporary evidence from both educational and healthcare literature.

Know Pain courses have been taught in over ten countries and have provided a wide range of clinicians around the world with practical pain education skills. Feedback from over 500 healthcare professionals who have attended Know Pain courses has shown that 100% would recommend a Know Pain course to their colleagues. 95% of people strongly agreed that Know Pain had equipped them with practical skills to help people in pain.

 

Course Outline:

This 2-day workshop is relevant to anyone who works with people in pain. It uses evidence-based educational methods to explore therapeutic neuroscience education from both clinical and educational perspectives. You will also learn how to apply these teaching skills within your practice setting in order to optimise your patient’s learning experience. Patient education forms a significant component of modern healthcare, yet most clinicians have a limited toolkit. To help people make sense of their pain, we must first learn to teach.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the relationship between pain, perception, and behavior change.
  • Recognize what people in pain want from healthcare professionals.
  • Identify how to use Socratic questioning and guided discovery.
  • Integrate Socratic questioning and guided discovery when explaining a) the role of the nervous system b) central sensitization and c) long term potentiation (LTP) with patients.
  • Discover the role of metaphors within pain reconceptualization.
  • Identify the role of fear avoidance in pain rehabilitation.
  • Integrate cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
  • Define patient education using educational theories.