Neuroscientific Pain Modulation

with Lars Avemarie


Course Description

All health professionals want to use the most current research as the basis of their clinical reasoning. Surely none of us wish to pass on myths or debugged knowledge. However, constantly keeping up-to-date with current research and literature can be a downright daunting or even seemingly impossible task.

Neuroscientific Pain Modulation is an innovative two-day course focusing on pain research and pain-modulation. With citations of well over 300 scientific peer-review articles, the course represents a much-needed update to the governing theories, narratives, philosophies, and world-views surrounding pain management

In this course, Lars Avemarie strives to pass on what he has learned through decades of studying modern pain science, neuroscience, rehabilitation research, and critical thinking. Lars' mission and goal is to make it easy to stay up-to-date with current pain research - the defining purpose of his work.

Course Objectives

Neuroscientific Pain Modulation is a scientific and principle-based approach to the treatment of any diagnosis where pain is the cardinal symptom. Throughout this course, you will learn and discuss evidence-based strategies to treat diseases and musculoskeletal problems where pain is the predominant complaint.


Upon completion of this course, you will become a member of an exclusive online group. This group gives you access to additional resources and information, and you have the opportunity to ask questions for both Lars Avemarie himself and colleagues. The goal of this online group is to make it easy and manageable to continue to keep up-to-date with current pain research even after you complete the course so that you're always using the latest research as the basis of your clinical reasoning.

Who is it for?

This course is for any professionals working with people in pain such as: Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Naprapaths, Osteopaths, MDs, Nurses, and Occupational Therapists.


This course is accredited for 15 points (Stichting Keurmerk Fysiotherapie), 24 points (Pro-Q-Kine), and 15 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen).

Meet your Teacher(s)

Lars Avemarie is a physiotherapist, writer, internationally acclaimed lecturer, teacher, and personal trainer. He has a unique blend of knowledge on pain research, neuroscience, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, evidence-based medicine, and critical thinking.

Recommended Literature 

You will leave this course with a comprehensive overview of modern pain science literature. The course includes a large amount of written material, research-based articles, and a summary of all lectures - well over 60 pages.

To give you an impression, Neuroscientific Pain Modulation is based on scientific studies as well as reviews from the likes of: European Journal of Pain, PAIN (Journal of the IASP), Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), Physical Therapy in Sport, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Clinical Journal of Pain, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), British Medical Journal (BMJ), The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and PLOS Medicine with research from leading experts in the field of pain science: Moseley, McGill, Melzack and Wall, O’Sullivan, Hodges, Deyo, Boden, Maher, Kamper, Stanton, Loeser, Boos, Zusman, Arendt-Nielsen, Puentedura and Louw.


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Language of Instruction

This course is taught in English. 🇬🇧

Class Size

To ensure the highest quality and greatest practical applicability for our participants, we have chosen to make a participant limit of 35 people. This is also to ensure a good amount of time to debate and to ensure time for questions.

Course planning

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Registration with coffee and tea


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