Accelerate your learning by combining the Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses into a 3-day course.
Explain Pain 2-day course $900
Graded Motor Imagery 1-day course $475
Explain Pain + Graded Motor Imagery combined 3-day course $1210
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Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is an evidence based, graded, brain training programme which accesses the virtual body in the brain. 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 the use of Apps, Flashcards, motor imagery, mirrors and Explain Pain education. In this course, participants are given the confidence and skills to use GMI immediately and to effectively integrate it into their current practice.
The course is structured around practical sessions supported by discussion of clinical applications.
This course is open health professionals involved in pain and stress management.
The NOI Explain Pain course provides the educational underpinnings for the GMI course and as such is a prerequisite.
The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook
Information and resources provided at gradedmotorimagery.com
Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android device to the course with one or more of the Recognise Apps downloaded onto it.
At the end of the course, participants will:
- Understand the process of GMI and where it fits into an overall treatment programme
- be able to identify appropriate patients for GMI from both clinical presentations and research outcomes
- have knowledge of the scientific underpinnings of GMI
- have practical skills in using the three components of GMI
- be able to confidently translate learnt GMI skills to effective treatment applications
Graded Motor Imagery, Sydney in Sydney on
NOI Founder and Director
Language: English, Region: Australasia
Courses: EP3 2020, 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: EP: Stroke Neurological Rehabilitation, 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
ABN 61 064 209 981