Clinical Applications of Pain Science: Manual Therapy, Exercise and Rehabilitation Principles for RMT’s (Victoria)
Approved for 14 PE credits by the CMTBC.
This 2-day course will focus on how to use an evidence-based framework to inform manual therapy practice. An understanding of current pain science and biopsychosocial principles will be introduced which will help participants reconceptualize pain and benefit their clinical decision making. Participants will learn how to adapt their current practice and be more comfortable in their communication and application of manual therapy techniques, movement and therapeutic exercise.
This course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of manual therapy practices can improve patient outcomes. It aims to decrease practitioner stress and increase confidence when working with routine and complex patients.
We will challenge many misconceptions about pain, manual therapy, movement and exercise as we learn the basics of utilizing a biopsychosocial framework in the manual therapy setting.
Lecture, discussion, observation, practical exercises with case studies in partners and small groups will be used to emphasize key learning objectives.
- Understanding of current evidence-based frameworks on persistent pain to enhance practice, improve outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress
- Distinguishing between tissue health, biomechanics and psychosocial factors and their role in pain, exercise and rehabilitation.
- Applications of existing manual therapy and movement skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes
- Increase utilization of exercise prescription for self-management and to improve participants abilities to teach self-management to their clients.
- Practicing key principles in forming a therapeutic relationship through client interaction and contextual effects
About the instructors
Eric Purves MRSc, RMT has been an RMT since 2006. He has a full-time practice and co-owns Achieve Health, a multidisciplinary clinic in Victoria, BC. He was a co-chair for the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC (RMTBC) advanced practice group in pain management. The groups objective is to provide education and resources for evidence-based treatments and effective pain management strategies for manual and movement therapists. In 2016, Eric joined the education faculty at PainBC where he teaches a course on persistent pain management. He also has his own education company where he regularly teaches across North America workshops on pain, manual therapy, movement/exercise therapies and rehabilitation principles for health care providers.
His graduate studies at the University of British Columbia focused on the application of research evidence in healthcare practice. Eric’s presented his research at conferences and has had articles published throughout the world in various massage therapy journals.
Jamie Johnson RMT is the founder of www.themtdc.com. He is passionate about furthering the professionalism and education of RMT’s. He is also a firefighter, first aid instructor, and former clinical supervisor at WCCMT – Victoria. His teaching style, sense of humour and humility has consistently received fantastic reviews from those who have attended his courses.