The Enigma of Pain- Pain neuroscience education

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The Enigma of Pain

Cost- $60, not for profit event (cost pays for venue, workbook and catering)

The Enigma of Pain is the first event for the BioPsychos Going Social networking group. The first event will be held in Belgrave in March and repeated in May on Saturday 25th Wheelers Hill (tickets for the 2nd event will be available at the end of March).


The aim of these workshops is to share critical knowledge, update old theories and confront misconceptions in a fun, relaxed and informal atmosphere that will promote networking and relationship development between healthcare professionals. It is just as important for clinicians to have a strong and healthy support network as it is our patients.


Pain neuroscience research has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and it is very important for clinicians to keep up-to-date wth the latest scientific developments. Alongside a strong understanding of pain biology and related systems, successful application of this research into clinical practise centres around Pain Neuroscience Education, which is now seen as a critical component in the treatment of pain.


To ensure that you successfully create and maintain the necessary cognitive, psychological and behavioural deep learning that will change a pain experience, you need to be able to take this complex knowledge of pain neuroscience and convert it into a unique and relatable story that every individual patient will understand.
This workshop will start you on your journey of exploring how to take this complex knowledge and covert it to successful clinical application, further developing your clinical reasoning skills and becoming a excellent critical thinker. Rather than providing all the answers, we will also raise some hairy questions around related concepts that will allow you go forth and to further explore this new knowledge in areas that are of particular and personal interest to you.


Content delivered will draw substantially from the work from the Noigroup (Explain Pain Supercharged, Explain Pain Courses, GMI), alongside current research papers from the Body In Mind team (led by Prof. Lorimer Moseley). An understanding of Biopsychosocial model is assumed, as is a commitment to providing Evidence-Based healthcare.


Catering- The event will be fully catered for with gourmet food. (Please advise of any special requirements upon booking).


What we will cover

  • New and Old Theories- To be able to understand where we are now, we need to explore where we have come from.

  • Critical Thinking- Exploring the way we think and analysing our own biases and beliefs

  • DIMs & SIMs- Pain depends on a balance between Danger and Safety. Learn how to use The Protectometer and create your own clinical pain education framework.

  • Neuroimmune System- For many years the two systems (Nervous and Immune) have been taught separately, and now its time to bring them together in the wonderful neuroimmune system.

  • Central Sensitization- “We are Bioplastic” with all our systems being able to be turned up or down - our nervous system is one of the most adaptable.

  • Damage, Nociception and Pain- Some amazing pain stories to explore the tenuous relationship between tissue damage and pain.

  • Distributed brain activity- There is no specific pain centre in the brain - pain networks are distributed throughout the whole brain.

  • Dangers Do Exist- Mat will chat about serious pathologies he has come across in the clinic.

  • Pain Philosophy- What really is pain and what is the lived human experience of pain?

  • Conceptual change theory- How to create a deep learning that will change your client’s behaviour.

  • Case Studies- Mat and Polly will run through case studies of how to put this together in the clinic.


Presenters


Mat Richardson Myotherapist (Ad Dip Myo, RMIT)

Mat has been working in private practice for the last 16 years in Tecoma. Mat has lectured in Anatomy RMIT and presented at the Bendigo Pain Summit in 2017. Mat has completed Explain Pain and EP3 and is certified “Pain Geek”. Over the past 3 years he has been organizing a networking group for health professionals in the Dandenong Ranges, we run workshops and share knowledge. Mat is passionate about health and will share his own stories of pain and depression.

Contact- m.richardson@tecomamyotherapy.com or call 0408121501


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 Paediatric 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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