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People with pain following stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological problems are missing out on effective pain treatment. This group experience much more pain than the neurologically intact, compounding the already disabling effects of their neurological condition.
This course will cover assessment and management strategies for this population, utilising strategies such as targeted neuroscience education, Graded Motor Imagery, sensory retraining and graded exercise.
While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, clinical experience in treating neurological patients would certainly be advantageous.
This course is open to health professionals working with neurological patients with a desire to manage associated pain states.
On completion of this course, participants will:
- be aware of the problem of pain in neurological populations, including the current professional disregard for the problem.
- re-conceptualise pain associated with neurological conditions based on modern pain science and the bioplasticity of homeostatic systems within a modern adaptable biopsychosocial framework.
- possess chronic pain assessment and treatment strategies, including pain education, Graded Motor Imagery and sensory retraining.
- have the confidence to deliver and trial these strategies with people with neurological conditions.
- inspire and engender realistic hope for their patients for improved pain treatment outcomes.
EP: Stroke & Neurological Rehabilitation on
Brendon Haslam. B AppSc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD candidate
Language: English, Region: Australasia
Courses: EP Stroke & Neurological Rehabilitation, Graded Motor Imagery, AU 2020, Explain Pain, AU 2020, Explain Pain: Stroke Neurological Rehabilitation, Graded Motor Imagery – AU, Explain Pain – AU
Brendon lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he currently works clinically with people in chronic pain in private practise, working with people with complex pain states, while also having a university research fellowship investigating sensory retraining in stroke. For many years he worked in hospital rehabilitation settings, in both pain and neurological programs, and has been awarded titling by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in both disciplines of physiotherapy. His particular interest is in complex pain states for people with neurological deficits, and has undertaken additional training in numerous neurological treatment approaches.
Brendon initially trained as a physiotherapist in Adelaide, before then completing his Masters Neurological Physiotherapy in Melbourne. His recently completed PhD – through the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health – aims to understand contributions towards chronic pain and identify potential targets for therapy in neurological populations.
He has been teaching at post graduate level since 2002 in areas of both neurological and pain rehabilitation, and joined the NOI stables in 2012.
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (Australasia) Pty Ltd
19 North Street
Adelaide SA 5000
ABN 61 064 209 981