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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 Albury on
Brendon Haslam. B App Sc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD MACP
Language: English, Region: Australasia
Courses: EP & GMI Combo – US, EP Stroke & Neurological Rehabilitation, GMI Online 1 day
B App Sc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD MACP
Brendon lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works clinically (www.innernorthphysiotherapy.com.au) with people who experience chronic pain. He has a particular interest in complex pain states, such as those with neuropathic pain symptoms. For many years he worked in rehabilitation hospital-based pain clinics and has developed educational resources for a range of clinical pain-related services. He is a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, having been awarded Titling in multiple disciplines of physiotherapy: Pain, Neurological and Research.
Brendon is actively involved in clinical research that started with his own PhD, which investigated chronic pain following stroke, and now continues as a Research Fellow at both La Trobe University and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is currently involved in studies for complex conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Chronic Post-Stroke Pain, exploring the effectiveness of interventions, including pain education, graded motor imagery, sensory retraining, and mind-body therapies. He now also supervises higher-degree researchers in pain-related topics at La Trobe University and the University of Adelaide.
He has been teaching at the post-graduate level since 2002 in areas of both pain and neurology and joined the NOI stables as an instructor in 2012. In addition to teaching the NOI Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses, he has also developed and teaches a course that is designed for clinicians working with neurological clients with pain; Explain Pain: Stroke and NeuroRehab. As a clinician with more than 25 years of experience working with clients with chronic pain, he strives to “bring the clinic” to each course, ensuring that there is plenty of time for the in-depth “I’ve got this patient who…” questions.
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (Australasia) Pty Ltd
19 North Street
Adelaide SA 5000
ABN 61 064 209 981