Morten Høgh PhD: Pain Science Education. Applied Neuroscience for The Paining Person


Being able to understand the difference between tissue damage, pain and suffering is essential to understanding, assessing and managing chronic pain. Or put more simply;


We cannot "manage" what we don't understand, so in order to help people with chronic pain we need to make it understandable.


This course will give you the necessary knowledge to start putting the puzzle together with your patients. Pain Science Education is one of our pain science courses offered in 2022 and 2023.

 

Morten Hoeghs PhD Pain Science Education course has a unique blend of academic/science and clinical experience/theories to support the clinician in allowing their patients to be experts on the lived-experience of pain. Morten Hoegh PhD is an academic, but is still treating patients in clinic.


What will you learn during the Pain Science Education course?

 

Learning outcomes:

After the course, participants will be able to: 

Understand the concept of a theory as opposed to a scientific explanation in relation to pain

  • Understand and apply mechanism-based assessment to evaluate primary and secondary hyperalgesia in patients with acute and chronic pain
  • Apply current knowledge about the descending pain modulatory system to clinical practice
  • Understand best evidence for treating non-specific chronic low back pain and wide-spread pain (fibromyalgia)
  • Use science to help patients create a helpful narrative that explains why they feel pain and what can be done to help them (psychoeducation)


What does the Pain Science Education course look like?

 

Session 1: Pain in Context

·       Pain in context: History, Science and Society

·       Paradigms and theories of pain

 

Session 2: Essential neuroscience in relation to acute and chronic pain

·       Nociception; a necessary part of physiological pain?

·       Peripheral sensitization; is this present in all acute musculoskeletal injuries?

·       Central sensitization; is this an essential mechanism in non-specific pain?

 

Session 3: Views on assessment

·       A mechanism-based approach: Putting the pieces together into a general theory of "pain neuroscience"

·       Serious pathology; what role does inflammation play?

·       Neuropathic or not? What does nerve damage add to the clinical picture?

·       What does it mean to be Paining?

 

Session 4: Views on management/treatment

·       The descending modulatory system; explaining treatment-effects with neuroscience?

·       Exercise and pain

·       Non-specific treatment effects (placebo and nocebo effects)

·       Creating a narrative about pain; communication and psychoeducation in clinical practice


Who can follow the Pain Science Education course?


The course is open to all paramedics and professionals working with people in pain.


Where can I follow the Pain Science Education course from Morten Hoegh PhD?


We are offering the Pain Science Education course on several locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. I the Netherlands we are offering the course in Amsterdam at the beautiful location De Roos with a view over de Vondelpark. Take your breaks walking one the largest city parks of Europe, bring a frisbee or a football and get moving. In Groningen we are working with het Omnium to give you a state of the art facility and a health hub for the northern part of the Netherlands. In Belgium we are working with our long term partner Studio Pili in Antwerp Boechout to create a warm, relaxing, and welcoming atmosphere.


To see all dates for Mortens course take a look at the event page for Pain Science Education or our calendar with an overview of all our courses.


Pain Science Education has Accreditation Points


The course has been accredited by several professional organisations in both The Netherlands and Belgium. In the Netherlands we have accreditation points from KRF-NL (KNGF) for several registers, and from Keurmerk (SKF). For the Belgian physiotherapists we have accreditation points from Pro-Q-Kine (PQK).


Course planning

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Registration with coffee and tea
  • 09:00 - 09:30: Welcome and presentation
  • 09:30 - 10:45: Pain in context: Science and Society
  • 10:45 - 11:00: Break with coffee and tea
  • 11:00 - 12:30: Theories of pain
  • 12:30 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00: Transduction and transmission of nociception; a fundament of physiological pain?
  • 15:00 - 15:15: Break with coffee and tea
  • 15:15 - 16:00: Peripheral sensitization; a fundament for acute musculoskeletal injuries? Red Flags.
  • 16:00 - 16:45: Clinical application I; Understanding hyperalgesia and sensitization
  • 16:45 - 17:00: Review

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Welcome with coffee and tea
  • 09:00 - 10:00: Central sensitization; the fundament for non-specific pain?
  • 10:00 - 11:00: A mechanism-based approach
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Break with coffee and tea
  • 11:15 - 12:00: What does it mean to be Paining?
  • 12:00 - 13:00: The descending modulatory system; explaining treatment-effects with neuroscience
  • 13:00 - 13:30: Clinical application II; Understanding exercise induced analgesia
  • 13:30 - 14:30: Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30: Non-specific treatment effects (placebo and nocebo effects)
  • 15:30 - 16:30: Telling the story about pain; communication and psychoeducation in clinical practice
  • 16:30 - 17:00: Review

Events

22 - 23 June 2023
  • Groningen
  • Morten Hoegh en
  • 12 points (KRF-NL Algemeen Fysiotherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Manueeltherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Psychosomatisch Fysiotherapeut)
    15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    24 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
  • €525,00 €475,00 Avail. until 01 May 2023
24 - 25 June 2023
  • Amsterdam
  • Morten Hoegh en
  • 12 points (KRF-NL Algemeen Fysiotherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Manueeltherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Psychosomatisch Fysiotherapeut)
    15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    24 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
  • €525,00 €475,00 Avail. until 01 May 2023
30 September - 01 October 2023
  • Boechout, Antwerpen
  • Morten Hoegh en
  • 12 points (KRF-NL Algemeen Fysiotherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Manueeltherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Psychosomatisch Fysiotherapeut)
    15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    24 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
  • €525,00 €475,00 Avail. until 15 Aug 2023
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