The challenge of successfully managing persistent pain can be one of the most daunting for both clinicians and people in pain who are often frustrated after failed short-term interventions. It is often difficult to understand and explain high and prolonged levels of pain where a traditional tissue based cause is lacking.

This course explores a cutting edge, patient centered approach using a variety of practical learning methods to help your patients make sense and overcome their pain. It provides a range of practical applications and innovative learning methods to take into your clinic for immediate results.

The course content blends a wide range of contemporary evidence from both educational and healthcare literature. Know Pain courses have been taught in over fifteen countries and have provided a wide range of clinicians around the world with practical skills.

Feedback from over 700 people who have attended Know Pain courses has shown that 100% would recommend a Know Pain course to their colleagues, whilst 95% felt more confident when helping people to overcome pain.

This 2 day practical course is relevant to anyone who works with people in pain.

Learning Aims:

This course will help you develop a range of engaging, practical skills so that you can help people make sense of pain and overcome it. You will learn ways to apply practical solutions to everyday clinical challenges.

  • Help people to feel believed by understanding the relationship between pain, perception & behaviour change without them thinking that it’s “all in their head!”
  • Learn ways to combine a biopsychosocial approach with your manual therapy and exercise therapy skills.
  • Learn creative ways to help people make sense of pain by using interactive experiments involving taste, touch and hearing!
  • Become a better teacher. Guide people who become stuck, empower people who feel hopeless, and engage people who feel bored.
  • Optimise patient education by expanding your teaching toolkit & applying educational theories to your practice.
  • Develop empathy and build therapeutic connections through an evidence-based awareness of what people in pain want from healthcare professionals.
  • Help people to express their experience of living with pain through a range of engaging and empowering communication skills.
  • Explore the role of metaphors in healthcare and understand the hidden impact of language on clinical outcomes.
  • Integrate practical psychological treatment skills into your rehabilitation by exploring motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and cognitive bias modification.
  • Explore a variety of patient case studies that give you the opportunity to use what you have learnt before returning to your clinic.

Course planning

  • 08:45 - 09:00: Coffee and Tea
  • 09:00 - 11:00: The Language of Pain
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Break with coffee and tea
  • 11:15 - 12:30: Pain & the affective mind (part 1)
  • 12:30 - 13:15: Lunch
  • 13:15 - 14:45: Pain & the affective mind (part 2)
  • 14:45 - 15:00: Break with coffee and tea
  • 15:00 - 15:45: Resuming Pain & the affective mind (part 2)
  • 15:45 - 17:30: Case studies
  • 17:30 - 18:00: End course


22 - 23 April 2023
  • Boechout, Antwerpen
  • Mike Stewart MSc en
  • 12 points (Algemeen Fysiotherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Manueeltherapeut)
    15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    24 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
    15 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen)
  • €525,00 €475,00 Avail. until 15 Mar 2023
25 - 26 November 2023
  • Amsterdam
  • Mike Stewart MSc en
  • 12 points (Algemeen Fysiotherapeut)
    12 points (KRF-NL Manueeltherapeut)
    15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie)
    24 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
    15 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen)
  • €525,00
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