Mike Stewart: Know Pain
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.
Setting the Scene: What is pain? What are we hoping to achieve?
The Neurobiology of Pain: Helping people understand why it hurts in their own words.
Developing Teaching Skills: Optimise your patient education toolkit & learn practical ways to guide, empower & engage people.
The Language of Pain: Develop your communication skills & help people to express their experience of living with pain.
Pain & the Affective Mind: Combining psychological treatment skills with physical rehabilitation and manual therapy.
Getting Going Again: Empowering function by applying pacing & graded exposure therapy to your practice.
Interactive Workshop: Practice your new treatment skills to find solutions to everyday clinical problems.
Case Studies: An opportunity to test what you have learnt before you return to your practice. Use a variety of real life patient case studies to practice your new skills!