Clinical Pain Science for the Low Back, Pelvis and Hips
14 PE CMTBC credits pending.
This 2-day course will focus on how to use an evidence-based framework to achieve better outcomes in the treatment of the low back, pelvis and hips for manual therapists. An understanding of current pain science and biopsychosocial principles will be learned and applied to help participants reconceptualize pain and inform 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 exercises.
This course provides the opportunity to learn how manual therapy, movement modification and therapeutic exercises can be implemented within RMT practice to improve patient outcomes. General and specific movement and exercise interventions will be learned and practiced.
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/exercise 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.