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Explain Pain Applications Online: clinical discussions, WC, US/CA

With Ben Boyd

CA United States

September 16, 2021 - September 23, 2021 (2 sessions)

Course Host: Fran Ammirato

fran@noigroup.com | +61 8 8211 6388

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EP Application, US 16 September 21
USD $ 250.00
10 available
EP Application, CA 16 September 2020
CAD $ 330.00
12 available

2 Session/s Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Session 1: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Session 2: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6.00pm - 9.00pm


Online courses are open to anyone, anywhere – please check if your time zone is suitable for this course.

Explain Pain Applications: Clinical discussions is a new course offered as an extension to our online EP course.  The focus of the course will be to explore concepts covered in Explain Pain (EP), applied to our real world clinical settings.

The course will include reflections on our clinical reasoning for past, present and future patients/clients with ongoing pain states. The emphasis will be on both individual and group interactions with patients/clients. This will include discussions on determining appropriate target concepts, metaphors, and narratives for pain education, designing the delivery plan (timing, sequencing, mode, approach, level of language), experiential components, self-reflection, plans to revisit concepts, and patient assessment of learning.

This course will use a variety of learning strategies including group discussion, some short didactic lectures, experiential activities, practice and self-reflection.


You must have completed a NOI Explain Pain course in the last 5 years.


The Explain Pain Second Edition eBook | Print Book

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.


We will:

  1. Explore the application of EP concepts for individual and groups of patients/clients with ongoing pain states.
  2. Practice designing individualized EP curriculum for a patient/client or group, including integration with other aspects of rehabilitation.
  3. Identify options for both didactic and experiential learning in developing a plan of care that includes EP.
  4. Explore EP metaphors and narratives and the clinical reasoning process for targeted delivery.
  5. Reflect on experiences delivering EP to patients/clients.

At the end of the course, you will have:

  1. A variety of approaches to teaching the same EP target concept including both didactic and experiential approaches.
  2. A collection of therapeutic narratives and metaphors to use help patients better understand their pain experience.
  3. An awareness of your preferences, tendencies, strengths, areas for growth and apprehensions about applying EP in your clinical practice.
  4. Identified opportunities to further engage in EP in your clinical practice.
Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions | Registrant cancellation:

  • Up to 21 days prior to the course – NOI will refund the course fee less a $50.00 admin fee.
  • Eight to 20 days prior to the start of the course – NOI will refund 50% of your course fee.
  • Within seven days of the start of the course – no refund, however, your registration may be transferred to a colleague in which case they will need to submit their own registration form with contact and dietary details.
  • In the event of NOI having to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances notification will be sent as soon as possible via your contact details provided and registrants will receive a full refund of the course fee.
  • Course places are secured once payment has been successfully processed.

Course Enquiry

Explain Pain Applications Online: clinical discussions, WC, US/CA in on September 16, 2021 - September 23, 2021

Contact Course Host


Benjamin Boyd PT, DPTSc

Language: English, Region: United States of America

Courses: GMI Online 1 day, Explain Pain Applications: clinical discussions US, Explain Pain Online, EP Online 2020, Explain Pain, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System

Ben Boyd

Ben works as a Physical Therapist at Stanford ValleyCare in Livermore, California where he specializes in persistent pain conditions, working with both individual clients and group classes.  He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple practice settings within the San Francisco Bay Area, seeing patients with a variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints.  He received certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008.

In addition, Ben was an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California for 12 years, where he taught in their entry-level Physical Therapy Program.   He continues to work as an Adjunct Associate Professor for this program, teaching on a part-time basis.  Ben has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation, and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.

Ben originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree.

Ben has been involved in research examining neuropathic pain conditions, including the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system in people with Diabetes Mellitus and in women post breast cancer treatment.

Ben grew up in the East Bay and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.

“Great speaker, very knowledgeable about the course material and evidence-based on other areas. Was able to answer participants questions well.”

“Excellent, knowledgeable, experienced instructor who is very approachable and thoughtful when answering questions in the class. Great job!”

Ben was a fantastic presenter. He was very personable and approachable, answering questions in a helpful and discussion based manner.”

“Ben is an excellent clinical educator. Really appreciated watching him work with the group and pitching things to various levels for the different participants. Great to see adult learning in action”


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