Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science
Presented by Greg Lehman BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT
Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Significant research in the pain neurosciences and biomechanics field often appears to undermine the reasoning and justifications for many of the traditional therapeutic approaches and techniques of the many rehabilitation professions. By addressing both the weaknesses and strengths of the biomechanical approach we can see that treatment can be much simpler, congruent with the cognitive, neuroscience approach and best evidenced based practice.
This course provides a framework to utilize an alternative biomechanical approach that blends neuroscience pain education. This course teaches the therapist how to teach patients about pain science in a treatment framework that still utilizes specific/corrective exercise and manual therapy. Therapists are taught a model of treatment that simplifies the assessment process and the treatment.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Greg is a physiotherapist and chiropractor with MSc in Spine Biomechanics from the world renowned spine biomechanics laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Greg has been both a researcher and clinician for more than a decade and enjoys the interplay between therapeutic neuroscience education and biomechanics to change the beliefs and physical capacity of his patients. Greg specializes in both sport injuries and persistent pain cases as the approach is surprisingly similar.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Utilize up to date assessment techniques for partitioning the role of biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience in the treatment of pain and injury.
• Describe how biomechanical treatments and explanations can address the multidimensional nature of pain.
• Plan exercise prescription informed by biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience.
• Perform simplified manual techniques that are consistent with therapeutic neuroscience and the biomechanics of manual therapy.
• Utilize means of applying therapeutic neuroscience to a traditional biomedically based practice.
• Apply previously learned skills to confidently leave behind the traditional and outdated biomechanical model of care.
• Organize any future patient centered handouts and web-based tutorials that reinforce the teachings and approach of the therapist to their patient.
UMHS MedSport, BOC AP#: P546, is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 11.8 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This course has been approved by The Michigan Physical Therapy Association For 11.75 Continuing Education Hours MPTA Course Approval # 1404.
UMHS MedSport retains the right to cancel the course at any time. UMHS MedSport is not responsible for expenses incurred in case of cancellation. Requests for refunds must be made in writing, 15 days prior to course date. Requests made less than 15 days prior to the course date are subject to $50 charge.