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Accelerate your learning by combining the Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses into a 3-day course.
Explain Pain 2-day course $850
Graded Motor Imagery 1-day course $425
Explain Pain + Graded Motor Imagery combined 3-day course $1125
Prices inc. GST, workbook and catering. Discounted price will apply at checkout.
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 NOI instructors around the world, contemporary pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all.
We know more about pain in the last twenty years than in the thousand years before and it’s all providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to young and old, from back pain to hemiplegia and general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.
Explain Pain works to reduce catastrophisation and negative pain beliefs and when combined with active treatment, reduces pain and enhances return to work and play. Explain Pain has no side effects, is available around the clock, and you can share the knowledge and strategies with others.
Don’t miss this opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and integrate the Explain Pain ecosystem of Explain Pain,The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer, and Explain Pain Supercharged. You will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever!
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 Editionbook would also be beneficial.
Other related reading: Moseley GL & Butler DS (2015) Fifteen years of Explaining Pain: the past, the present and future.J Pain 16, 803-13.
This course is open to:
Health professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic pain and stress states.
Registration Friday: 7.30-8.30am
Friday: 8.30 am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30 am – 5.00pm
By the end of this course participants will have:
- reconceptualised pain and stress based on neuroimmunology, modern pain sciences and bioplasticity of homeostatic systems
- constructed a conceptual change framework to deliver individual and group educational therapy
- gained an understanding of the growing evidence for Explain Pain and recognise opportunities to integrate Explain Pain with other biopsychosocial evidence based strategies.
- gathered a collection of therapeutic narratives using metaphor, literal story and linked multimedia, and the skills to construct patient centred education interventions in real time
- developed the skills to use the Protectometer to identify immediately applicable and educationally informed multimodal treatment strategies
- built the confidence to plan and deliver treatment for all patients with persistent pain and stress, and educate other stakeholders
NOI Founder and Director
Language: English, Region: Australasia
Courses: Graded Motor Imagery, AU 2020, Explain Pain, AU 2020, Graded Motor Imagery, Explain Pain, EP3, Graded Motor Imagery – AU, Explain Pain – AU
Assoc Professor David Butler, B.Phty, M.App.Sc, EdD
Understanding and Explaining Pain are David’s passions, and he has a reputation for being able to talk about pain sciences in a way that everyone can understand. David is a physiotherapist, an educationalist, researcher and clinician. He pioneered the establishment of NOI. David is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia and an Honoured lifetime member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Among many publications, his texts include Mobilisation of the Nervous System 1991 The Sensitive Nervous System (2000), and with Lorimer Moseley, Explain Pain (2003, 2013), The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012), The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer (2015) and in 2017, “Explain Pain Supercharged”. His doctoral studies and current focus are around adult conceptual change, the linguistics of pain and pain story telling. Food, wine and fishing are also research interests.
Brendon Haslam. B AppSc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD candidate
Language: English, Region: Australasia
Courses: Graded Motor Imagery, AU 2020, Explain Pain, AU 2020, 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. He is currently in the final stages of his PhD at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, where his research 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
19 North Street, Adelaide City West
South Australia 5000 Australia
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