Beyond Pain Education: Mastering novel psychosocial strategies to cure pain

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Live Virtual Course! Help your clients move from coping with and managing their pain to curing their symptoms altogether.

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Go Beyond Manual Therapy and Pain Education

Every day, practitioners are scratching their heads trying to problem solve for their clients. Your clients complain of acute and chronic pain that has no clear cause. You do the proper assessments, use the tools you've been given, and treat accordingly. But you find yourself seeing these same patients over and over again without the pain fully resolving. Because of this common challenge, Dr Schubiner and I created this in-depth live virtual workshop where you're going to explore how to go beyond manual modalities and pain science education to cure symptoms once and for all.

Are you experiencing this?:

  • Finding your clients aren't fitting into your existing paradigm with a clear pattern?
  • Realizing you don't have all the answers and can't help people in ways that feel satisfying to you, or to your clients?
  • Treating patients using the best body work and movement strategies without an optimal outcome where all goals are met?
  • Lacking professional satisfaction as clients abandon therapy or don't get well?
  • Burning out due to high volume and feeling like you don't have time to be effective?
  • Feeling guilty that you can't have the impact you know you're capable of having?

These pain points are common, but there's a robust explanation for why these frustrating outcomes are so common. The reality is that if we're only considering the body, we're missing most of the picture. If this resonates for you, like it did for me, this masterclass is for you.

In this live virtual course you'll learn:

  • Determine whether symptoms are caused more by physical or psychological factors.
  • Apply your evaluation to rule out physical dysfunction and identify stress and emotional factors
  • Build the therapeutic alliance necessary to connect with your clients in a new way.
  • Actively reduce fear while you educate and treat your clients with your manual therapy and exercise skills
  • Support clients with graded exposure with return to movement and with emotions
  • Teach pain re-processing strategies like somatic tracking to change the brain’s neural pathways
  • Support your clients in processing emotions and creating meaningful life change
  • Integrate these strategies into your manual therapy and movement practices

This live virtual course is designed to help you change your paradigm, get out of your silo, and learn how to use your current skills in a new way to help cure people of acute and chronic symptoms, changing their lives. You'll learn how to then synthesize modern pain science and therapeutic alliance skills with novel psychological strategies that are fully accessible to a range of clinicians.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the paradigm shift in our profession and in the scope of pain science.
  • Learn modern neurophysiology of pain from a medical and psychological perspective.
  • Explore the concept of therapeutic alliance in healing professions.
  • Structure your clinical exam based on a modern understanding of the neurophysiology of pain
  • Learn methods of reducing fear
  • Build fear reductions strategies into your psycho-education and manual interventions
  • Learn pain reprocessing strategies and integrate them with your other modalities
  • Integrate emotional processing strategies into your clinical practice

Course Schedule

The course starts Friday morning and runs 8:00AM till 1:00PM.

The course continues Saturday and Sunday from 8:00AM -1:00PM.

Please bring a personal case example or one from your clinic to share. We'll have plenty of Clinical Skill practice, Case Examples, and Troubleshooting of attendee cases in groups during the course.

Beyond Pain Education Course Cost

$695 per registrant

Preregistration is requested by Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

After that date, cost increases to $795 per registrant

Cost for students is $400 per registrant

Pre Reading

If you haven't already done so, please familiarize yourself with the books "Explain Pain" by the NOI group and "Unlearn Your Pain" by Howard Schubiner before the course.

Post Training Consult/Mentoring

You'll have an opportunity to meet with Charlie Merrill on a monthly hour long group consult call for 6 sessions total after the training. As PTs and other therapists, we're used to the old "train and hope" model where we learn for a weekend and then assume we'll retain everything and be able to apply it well. We feel consult after any training is critical for all attendees. Implementation science shows that a clinicians ability to apply any model of treatment well depends on consult over time. This work is novel and unique and so requires some ongoing learning and mentoring to really do well. We think you'll find this opportunity very rich and rewarding. You'll take away massively more confidence by sharing and discussing cases, asking questions, and collaborating with other colleagues over time. We'll talk more about this unique option during the training.


Does the course start on a Friday?

Yes we kick off the course Friday morning at 8am MST.

What will I need to attend?

You'll need a laptop or PC with a large screen and access to Zoom. No account is needed but you'll be able to screen record if you have an account.

Will I be able to re-watch the event?

Yes we will be recording the live event and everyone will have access to re-watch the content.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Charlie Merrill at 303.717.8351 or charlie@Mperformance with questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis

Is the course just for Physcial Therapists?

This course is for anyone with a background in manual therapies and body work including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Rolfers, etc. However, others are welcome to attend including Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nutritionists, etc. If you have a question about whether this course is appropriate for you, please get in touch with Charlie Merrill. Charlie@Mperformance.com.

Will CEUs be offered?

The Colorado APTA approved the content of this course for 15 hours of Category 1 credit. If you live out of state, you can easily submit this course to your state's professional organization for CEUs once you receive your certificate of completion.

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