Explain Pain
In a world experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain and increasing evidence of the failure of synthetic drugs; simple but extremely powerful educational tools can effectively target the natural pain treatment systems within us all.

Knowledge is power. In the new series of Explain Pain courses delivered by Dr David Butler and the NOI teams around the world, cutting edge pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all. The sciences are turned into metaphor and descriptive narratives, all on a framework of conceptual change science and the philosophy of emergence. Explaining pain is a two way process – the pain patterns, metaphors and stories from the patient’s viewpoint need reasoned analysis and are critical to meeting sufferers at their story.

We know more about pain in the last ten years than in the thousand years before and it’s all increasingly providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to the young and the old, from back pain to hemiplegia, general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Decades of research and clinical experience have now been synthesised in the next step of the Explain Pain revolution – The Protectometer. A new device found in the most recently published book from Moseley and Butler, The Protectometer allows a person and their clinician to map out their pain experience, understand all the many factors that affect it, and develop a tailored therapeutic education and treatment programme.

This therapy works – there are no side effects, it is available around the clock, it continues to improve and you can share it with others. These are exciting days for neuroscience, but it must be made exciting for sufferers as well.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and with the introduction of the Protectometer, you will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever.

The NOI Explain Pain course is based on David Butler and Lorimer Moseley's book Explain Pain Second Edition and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer.


This course aims to:
  1. expand the clinical framework of rehabilitation via the paradigms of neuromatrix and pain mechanisms
  2. teach biologically based pain management skills under a framework of the sciences of clinical reasoning and evidence from clinical trials, neurobiology and education research
  3. reconceptualise pain in terms of modern neuroscience and philosophy
  4. stimulate an urgent reappraisal of current thinking in rehabilitation, with benefits for all stakeholders in clinical outcomes - the patient, the therapist, the referrer and the payer
  5. teach the core pain management skills of neuroscience education
Pre-requisites:

Enhancing your course outcomes: A strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions, so come with an open mind. Pre-reading the Explain Pain Second Edition book would also be ideal.
Other related reading: Moseley GL et al 2004 A RCT of intensive neurophysiology education in chronic low back pain. Clinical Journal of Pain 20:324-330



This course is open to:
All professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic  pain and stress states, for example, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, psychologists, rehabilitation counsellors.

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27th Apr 2019 2 Toronto, Canada
Robert Johnson
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3rd May 2019 2 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Timothy Cocks
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4th May 2019 2 Flemington NJ, United States of America
Luke Bongiorno
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Tim Beames
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1st Jun 2019 2 East Providence, RI, United States of America
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8th Jun 2019 2 Newcastle, England
Ben Davies
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14th Jun 2019 2 Kingscliff, Tweed Coast, NSW, Australia
David Butler
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22nd Jun 2019 2 Limassol, Cyprus
Tim Beames
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29th Jun 2019 2 Dundee, Scotland
Tim Beames
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5th Jul 2019 2 Melbourne, Australia
Timothy Cocks
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30th Nov 2019 2 Moscow, Russia
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