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:
• Up to date assessment techniques for partitioning the role of biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience in the treatment of pain and injury
• Demonstration of how biomechanical treatments and explanations can address the multidimensional nature of pain
• Exercise prescription informed by biomechanics and therapeutic neuroscience
• Simplified manual therapy techniques that are consistent with therapeutic neuroscience and the biomechanics of manual therapy
• Immediate means of applying therapeutic neuroscience to a traditional biomedically based practice
• Confidence in the leaving behind the traditional and outdated biomechanical model of care while learning how to integrate previously learned skills
• Access to any future patient centred handouts and web-based tutorials that reinforce the teachings and approach of the therapist to their patient