Modern Management of Lower Back and Pelvic Pain for the Massage and Manual Therapist – Reading, UK

Modern Management of Lower Back and Pelvic Pain for the Massage and Manual Therapist – Reading, UK

Prices are in UK £

This course will be held in Reading, UK

Course Description

This 2 day course provide an evidence-based framework within the Massage and Manual Therapy fields to achieve better outcomes in the treatment and management of clients who suffer with acute and chronic lower back and pelvic pain.  An understanding of current pain science, combined with massage and manual therapy research is provided so clinicians can learn biopsychosocial clinical reasoning principles. The primary objective is for you to receive the current best evidence and rehabilitation strategies so you can obtain better outcomes with your clients. This course provides the opportunity to learn how better communication skills, manual therapy interventions, movement modifications and therapeutic exercises can be implemented within your scope of practice to improve client outcomes.

Course Delivery
Lecture, discussion, observation, practical exercises with case studies in partners and small groups will be used to emphasize key learning objectives

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 client outcomes
– Improve abilities to apply a combination of manual therapies, movement, and exercises for a variety of client presentations
– Increase utilization of movement and exercise for self-management and to improve participants abilities to teach self-management/movement to their clients.
– Practicing key principles in forming a therapeutic relationship through client interaction and contextual effects
– Improve understanding of various presentations for pain and dysfunction in the lower back and pelvic regions
-Improve and refine assessment and treatment strategies for the lower back and pelvis
– Understand differences when treating mechanical sensitivity, central processes and recognizing when to refer to other healthcare providers.
– Learn how current evidence can be applied to improve treatment outcomes

About the instructor

Eric Purves, MSc RMT

I am a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher based in Victoria, BC, Canada. My clinical and educational focus is on the application of research evidence to inform best practices for the treatment and management of persistent pain and musculoskeletal concerns. I have been a faculty member with PainBC since 2016 and I also run my own online and in-person continuing education company. I have been fortunate enough to travel the world teaching courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for massage, manual and movement therapists.

In 2019 I received my master of rehabilitation science through UBC.  My graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system, the barriers and facilitators to the use of research evidence in practice and how to use evidence-based strategies to enhance the utilization of research evidence in curriculum development and educational delivery.

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May 11 - 12 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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