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Applied Neuroscience and the "Paining" Patient

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Lecturer: Morten Hoegh, specialist-PT, MSc Pain, PhD-fellow, Dip-OMT, RISPT

In this 2-day course, participants learn the most common theories of pain as well as the basic mechanisms believed to link pain and nociception. Part 1 of this course will put the current "pain revolution" into a historical context and discuss the pros and cons of theories as a guide for treatment. Part 2 will explore basic mechanisms of (a) neuronal transduction and transmission, (b) peripheral sensitization, (c) central sensitization and (d) descending modulation in relation to clinical findings in acute and chronic pain and their relevance for treatment. Part 3 will return focus to the patient and how science helps us explain pain, both in the presence and absence of tissue damage.


OVERVIEW

The target audience is clinicians and academics with interest in the fields of rehabilitation and pain medicine. Basic understanding of the sensory physiology is recommended. For clinical application, the focus is on communication and interaction with the patient. Concepts of quantitative sensory testing will be implemented by case examples. The course follows the most recently updated IASP professional curriculum for Physical Therapy.


OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between theoretical as opposed to scientific explanations of 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)


LECTURER BIO

After training as a physical therapist (1999) and qualifying as a specialist physical therapist in musculoskeletal physical therapy (2005) and sports physical therapy (2006) he was working full-time in clinical practice until 2010 when he joined the extensive pain science education program, MSc Pain: Science & Society at King’s College London (UK). After graduating from KCL, he returned to clinical practice but devoted increasingly more time to teaching pain science in Europe, US and Canada.

Since 2015, most of his time has been devoted to finishing his PhD on non-sensory modulation of the descending pain modulation in humans at the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain at Aalborg University (Denmark). In addition, Morten is CEO for three private practices in Denmark and head of the health team for the National Danish Performance Team (gymnastics and dancers).

Morten has also been appointed to positions in The Danish Medicine and Health Authorities, the Danish Council of Ethics and The European Pain Federation. He was part of the task force focused on developing a professional curriculum for pain physiotherapy for all of Europe and is now part of the exam board for the European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy. He has authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles, a textbook on pain, several book chapters on pain and pain management and he runs a blog on pain (www.videnomsmerter.dk). Morten currently lives in Denmark with his wife and three kids. Feel free to contact morten@videnomsmerter.dk for questions related to the content of this course.




FAQs

Is this course eligible for continuing education units?
This course meets the qualifications for 15 hours of continuing professional development credit for physical therapists and occupational therapists as required by Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) and California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT). Stanford Health Care Department of Rehabilitation is an approved provider of continuing competency courses per Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Stanford Health Care and Stanford University are conveniently located fewer than 18 miles north of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and 25 miles south of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Stanford campus is also in close proximity to the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. For nearby options of where to stay, please visit https://stanfordhealthcare.org/for-patients-visitors/your-hospital-stay/where-to-stay.html. Detailed directions and parking information will be sent out a couple weeks prior to the course.

What's the dress code?
Please dress casually in comfortable clothes for a lecture and discussion-based course.


What's the refund policy?
Registration is fully refundable if written cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the conference. After May 4th, registration, less 20% administrative charge, is refundable. Stanford Health Care reserves the right to cancel or change the program for due cause. Cancellation by Stanford will result in a full refund of registration.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Please make sure that the name and license number entered during registration match the person who attends so we can have the correct certificate of completion ready at the end of the course.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please feel free to email rehabeducation@stanfordhealthcare.org.

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