Subjective Assessment: Maximising Your Clinical Interview

Subjective Assessment: Maximising Your Clinical Interview

The importance of the subjective assessment as part of the biopsychosocial model of musculoskeletal healthcare

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This course will be instructed live via Zoom

Payment plans to spread the cost are available – please contact for details on this option

*Please be aware this course in run over 2 dates*

Wednesday 3rd November 1800 – 2100 GMT / 1000 – 1300 PST


Wednesday 8th December 1800 – 2100 GMT / 1000 – 1300 PST

The Subjective Assessment

Once seen as a quick necessity to rule out contraindications, as our understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of musculoskeletal pain and injury has evolved so has our acceptance of the importance of the subjective interview; not only as an assessment tool but as an intervention in it’s own right.

In these workshops two greats of the industry; Eric Purves and Anna Maria Mazzieri will explore all aspects of the subjective assessment as part of a BPS approach and how to maximise this clinical interview to get the best results for you and your clients.

Split over 2 sessions, 1 month apart this will include the opportunity for attendees to complete a case study to get the most from this highly interactive course . The course will include –

  • Why the subjective assessment matters
  • The importance of language
  • How to structure your subjective assessment
  • Making the subjective assessment an integral part of your treatment
  • The evidence associated with the impact of effective subjective assessment
  • Where subjective assessment fits in a biopsychosocial, client-centred model of care


Eric Purves

Eric is a registered massage therapist, educator and researcher, based in Victoria, BC Canada, specialising in utilising evidence based care for pain management. Eric is a member of the educational faculty for PainBC where he teaches Chronic Pain Management for Registered Massage Therapists. He also instruct courses on persistent pain, rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice strategies for manual and movement therapists throughout Canada and the US.

Eric holds a master of rehabilitation science through UBC. His graduate work focused on the role of RMTs in the healthcare system and how to use evidence based strategies to enhance research evidence in curriculum development and education delivery.

Anna Maria Mazzieri

Anna Maria is the founder and director of The School, based in the South West of England. The School has a well-deserved reputation for being a leading training provider for Soft Tissue Therapists in the UK. Offering the respected ISRM Level 5 diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy as well as a comprehensive programme of Continuing Professional Development workshops for therapists of all backgrounds. Anna Maria is also a practising Soft Tissue Therapist and holds a BSc in Sports Therapy.

Anna Maria has experienced first hand the move from a biomechanical explanation of pain to a biopsychosocial approach to musculoskeletal care and is a huge advocate for the role that Soft Tissue, manual and massage therapist can play in this model .

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Nov 03 2021


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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