Our patients want treatment for their pain, and as clinicians, we want to help improve their pain. Patients with acute, mechanical pain following an injury, like a hamstring muscle tear or lateral ankle ligament injury often respond quickly to treatment, but a number of these go on to have ongoing pain and issues, and other patients without any clear injury have high levels of persistent pain.
Understanding pain, pain science and how to tailor your treatment to different pain presentations seems to be really important.
The trouble is, pain science can be painful. Neurotransmitters and pictures of guys putting their hand in a fire seem to crop up as soon as pain is mentioned, but you can walk away from a pain lecture or course wondering what the practical implications are, and how any of this helps you get better results with your patients. Where are the practical elements you can use with your patients?
How can you explain acute or persistent pain to your patients, without giving them the message “It’s all in your head”?
It’s time for a new, practical approach to pain and pain science - focused on giving you tools, techniques and strategies you can use immediately with your patients to treat pain.
Dry, boring and irrelevant parts are cut away, instead you have case studies and the practical information you need to get great results with your patients.
“Making sense of pain” is module 2 in our comprehensive, practical member training, and gives you exactly what you need to treat acute and persistent pain successfully and confidently. You’ll finally master pain & pain science, exploring:
Dive into Module 2 - Making sense of pain to explore practical strategies that'll improve your assessment, diagnosis and treatment results.
Develop a strong understanding of the different pain mechanisms your patients are experiencing, sharpen your diagnostic accuracy, and deliver more effective, targeted treatments. ...
Discover common pain patterns for low back pain, bone and tendon pain, to quickly and accurately assess & diagnose your patients pain, and tailor your treatment....
Identify pain from viscera, inflammatory conditions, vascular causes & cancer. Differentiate musculoskeletal pain from conditions you need to refer for urgent medical review. ...
Discover effective strategies & case studies to immediately transform your patient conversations about pain from sensitive to sensational. ...
Simon Olivotto is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 19 years clinical experience. Based in Sydney Australia, Simon specialises in managing difficult and complex cases of persistent musculoskeletal pain.
Nick is an APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist based in Brisbane, Australia. Nick works with a diverse caseload of patients, provides treatment on 3 current clinical trials, and has a passion for innovative, evidence-based and clinically-reasoned assessment and treatment.
Paula Peralta is a Specialist Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist (FACP), with more than 15 years experience in private practice and working with elite sport.
Paula has worked with multiple Australian netball, basketball, Commonwealth Games, Olympic & Paralympic teams. Paula currently works between NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS), Sydney West Physio and as a Senior Physio educator & presenter with the Clinical Edge team.
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