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Hands-on Pain Education (HOPE), New York

With Luke Bongiorno

Knosis Physio and Wellness, 7 W 22nd St New York City, NY 10010 United States

November 9, 2024 - November 10, 2024

Course Host: Fran Ammirato | +61 8 82116388

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HOPE 09 November 2024, New York
USD $ 575.00
28 available

The Hands-On Pain Education (HOPE) course is a comprehensive two-day program designed for practitioners/clinicians seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in managing pain through a hands-on, experiential approach.

This course, led by Noigroup director and clinician Luke Bongiorno, offers a unique and privileged opportunity to delve into the intricate world of pain. It focuses on the active delivery of pain education, exposure, emotional regulation, and practical (breathing) techniques.



This course is for health professionals and registered medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and clinicians with a ‘hands-on’ license.


1. Comprehensive understanding of pain:

  • Explore the multidimensional aspects of pain, including its physical, emotional, and cognitive components.
  • Gain insights into the neurobiology of pain and its implications for effective therapeutic interventions. 

2. Hands-on techniques for pain treatment:

  • Develop practical skills in manual therapy and hands-on techniques to address various pain conditions.
  • Gain specific hands-on methods to assess and alleviate pain, promoting a pragmatic approach to patient care. 

3. Emotional intelligence and patient connection:

  • Enhance emotional intelligence in the therapeutic relationship to better understand and connect with patients experiencing pain.
  • Foster effective communication skills to empower patients in their pain treatment journey. 

4. Breathing techniques for bodily control:

  • Explore the role of breathwork in pain modulation and stress reduction.
  • Learn and practice exercises that can be integrated into patient care plans for enhanced pain control.

5. Experiential learning and case studies:

  • Engage in hands-on, experiential learning through practical demonstrations and case studies.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to real-life scenarios, promoting a deeper understanding of pain management strategies. 

6. An active approach to pain education:

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Hands-on Pain Education (HOPE), New York New York City on November 9, 2024 - November 10, 2024

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Luke Bongiorno, PT, MCMT

Language: English, Region: United States of America

Courses: Explain Pain, Hands-on Pain Education

Luke Bongiorno

Luke acquired the directorship of Noigroup in March 2021 from the founders David Butler and Juliet Gore. His physiotherapy journey began with a degree from The University of Melbourne, Australia, followed by a move into clinical practice in New York. In NYC, Luke co-founded New York Sports Medicine which Orthology later acquired.

Still one of New York City’s most prominent physical therapists, Luke’s extensive experience in the management of acute and chronic pain and sports injuries demands that he travel extensively to manage professional and Olympic athletes, as well as touring performing arts/dance company members. He currently serves as a consultant with the NBA League as well as European soccer professional teams. Luke is also affiliated with the clinical education programs of Columbia University and Touro College.

Luke practices a ‘hands-on’ approach combining his advanced manual skills with neuromuscular/exercise and education. He has a strong belief that education is fundamental in optimising patient recovery and performance. He has taught advanced skills courses in Manual Therapy internationally since 2004 and has been on the NOI faculty since 2015. 

He is currently involved in clinical research focused on injury management and is developing guidelines for injury prevention in sports medicine and in the workplace.


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