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Practical Pain Neuroscience for Manual Therapists

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Integrating modern pain science into clinical practice.

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Practical pain neuroscience for manual therapists

“Integrating modern pain science into clinical practice”

Presenters- Mat Richardson (Myotherapist) & Polly Bongiorno (Myotherapist)

Pain science has exploded over the last few years and what we have been taught is being challenged. Mat and Polly will take you on a journey of how they have evolved with the science and integrated this new knowledge into their clinical practice as manual therapists. The day will be structured in a workshop and lecture style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and engage in practical learning. The event will be fully catered and workbook supplies.

What we will cover:

Venue: TBA in the Geelong area

Mat

• Personal journey of pain, depression and becoming who I am?

• Yellow flags- Predictors of the transition from acute to chronic pain

• DIMs & SIMs- Pain depends on a balance between safeties and dangers

• Neuroimmune system- The important role of the immune system in danger signaling and neuronal function

• Central Sensitization- Increase in danger transmission through the central nervous system

• Dangers do exist- Stories of Red flags from the clinic

• Conceptual change theory- How do we get this knowledge about pain across to our patients to create a change.

• Clinic framework- How do we use this information in the clinic as manual therapists

• Case Studies from the clinic

Polly

Exploring the phenomenon of pain from a humanistic perspective.

• Critical thinking: Critical thinking, analysis and reflection (of self, others, and research) is one of the most important skills that a clinician can develop.

• Normalizing Pain: Pain is a universal human experience that we all experience at some time or another in our lives. How do we define pain, and how does this influence our communication of the pain experience?

• Pain as a lived experience: The highly contextual, uniquely complex, mysteriously ambiguous and infinitely variable nature of the human pain experience.

• Pain Philosophy: Reconceptualizing the pain experience and its impact upon human life.

• Simple Solutions for Complex Problems: Clinically identifying the modifiable aspects of the pain experience to create structured and effective treatment strategies.

Mathew Richardson- Myotherapist

Mat has been working in Tecoma over the last 17 years and through his own experience through pain he has evolved from a biomedcal to a biopsychosocial framework in the clinic. Mat’s passion is for helping people in chronic pain and sharing this knowledge with other health practitioners. 4 years ago Mat created a networking group for healthcare practitioners in the hills where they support each other, share knowledge, run workshops and gives a referral network to treat complex health conditions.

Polly Bongiorno Myotherapist (Ad Dip Myo, RMIT)

With over 15 years experience as a Myotherapist, Polly's professional interests lie in combining the latest research in pain neuroscience with other interventions such as Pain Neuroscience Education, Cognitive Functional Therapy, manual therapy and Yoga to treat the whole person experiencing pain. Polly is currently studying Medical Neuroscience, Yoga Teacher Training and writing a Pediatric PNE book. Her post grad studies include Explain Pain (Noigroup) and Graded Motor Imagery, Respiratory Conditions and Management, Psychological interventions, Nutrition and its role with Chronic disease / inflammation.

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