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Explain Pain, Lynnwood, WA

With Ben Boyd

Northwest Return to Work, 19221 36th Ave W, Suite 101 Lynnwood, WA 98036 United States

February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Course Host: Yousif Malik

yousif@nwrtw.com

Face to Face Course Face to Face Course

Explain Pain Live 2-day course Regular Fee - US $570

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Times

This is an in-person live course.

Description

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!

Prerequisites

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 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.

Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will have the following:

  1. evaluate conceptualizations of pain for use with people suffering from persistent pain.
  2. analyze biopsychosocial factors involved in a patient’s persistent pain experience through use of the protectometer, DIMs, SIMs or other like tools
  3. evaluate potentially relevant target concepts for exploration with specific patients with persistent pain
  4. apply appropriate metaphors, narratives, and experiential tools to specific patient scenarios
  5. describe neuroimmune mechanism that can influence nociceptive processing and/or pain experiences
  6. identify ways to engage with people to help them reconceptualize their pain
  7. develop an initial plan of care, including elements of Explain Pain integrated with other appropriate interventions, for complex patient scenarios

Course Enquiry

Explain Pain, Lynnwood, WA Lynnwood on February 25, 2023 - February 26, 2023

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Instructors

Benjamin Boyd PT, DPTSc

Language: English, Region: United States of America

Courses: Bodily Relearning, EP Online 2020, Graded Motor Imagery 1 day, US, Explain Pain, US, EP & GMI Combo – US, 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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