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Explain Pain & Graded Motor Imagery Course, Chicago, US

With Ben Boyd

TBA Chicago, IL United States

February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Course Host: Fran Ammirato

fran@noigroup.com | 0422494592

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EP & GMI Combo, 3-day course, Chicago US- EARLY BIRD FEE
Early bird fee available until Dec 3, 2022.
USD $ 750.00
30 available
EP & GMI Combo, 3-day course, Chicago US- REGULAR FEE
REGULAR FEE available from December 4, 2022.
USD $ 800.00
30 available
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Accelerate your learning with this 3-day Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses combined.

Description

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.  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.

Graded Motor Imagery 

Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is an evidence-based, graded brain training programme that accesses the brain’s virtual body. It is useful for a wide range of chronic pain states where the central nervous system may be up-regulated, including osteoarthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, phantom pains and ‘non-specific’ spinal pains. It gives new hope to many people in pain.

GMI involves using Apps, Flashcards, motor imagery, mirrors and Explain Pain education. In this course, participants gain confidence and skills to use GMI immediately and to integrate it into their current practice effectively.

The course is structured around practical sessions supported by discussions of clinical applications.

 

Prerequisites

A strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions, so come with an open mind.

Pre-reading Explain Pain:

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.

Pre-reading Graded Motor Imagery:

The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook eBook | Print Book
Information and resources provided at gradedmotorimagery.com

Hardware requirement for Graded Motor Imagery course:
Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android device to the course with one or more of the Recognise Apps downloaded onto it.

 

This course is open to:

Health professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic pain and stress states.

Course Enquiry

Explain Pain & Graded Motor Imagery Course, Chicago, US Chicago on February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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Instructors

Benjamin Boyd PT, DPTSc

Language: English, Region: United States of America

Courses: Bodily Relearning, Graded Motor Imagery 1 day, US, Explain Pain, US, EP & GMI Combo – US, EP Online 2020, Graded Motor Imagery 2-Day – AU, Explain Pain Application: clinical discussions on CRPS – US, GMI Online 1 day, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Explain Pain, Explain Pain Applications: clinical discussions US

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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