Learn the science and best practices in the treatment and management for those living with chronic pain.

In order to effectively assess, manage, and treatment plan for your patients living with chronic pain, it is essential that you follow best practices so you can continue to provide high value care to your patients. This will both increase the quality of your care and also provide valuable self-management options.

If you treat people who suffer with long-term pain, whether that is from an MVA, workplace accident, sport injury, surgery, or if they have a systemic condition like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis or an inflammatory condition, this webinar will be vital for you because knowing current evidence-based information and best practices is what people deserve.

Who: RMTs, ATs, PTs, osteopathic practitioners

What: Best Practices: Chronic Pain Management

When: Monday Sept 23rd, 6pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Why: Your patients deserve the best available treatment

How long: Approx 2 hours

How much: $77

Recording available to all registered attendees

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic, complex illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and other issues.

In recognition of the need for more knowledge and more effective treatment options for people living with FM, I will be presenting a webinar which covers the current science and best practices so massage therapists can best serve those who live with this condition.

Attendees will learn, what is known, what we don’t know, and importantly, how can massage therapists use their education and clinical skills to provide the best support and management strategies for people who live with these conditions.

Profits from this webinar will go to the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia (FM) Society of BC. www.mefm.bc.ca

Important Information!

Webinar will be presented live at 6pm Pacific time, Monday June 3rd.

Participants will receive a zoom link via email.

Can’t attend live but still want to watch the webinar?

Don’t worry, a link to watch the recording will be emailed to you within 72 hours.

Course fee is in USD

Location is Albany, NY

Many massage therapists agree that evidence-based practice (EBP) is the way forward for our profession. Providing evidence-based care leads to better patient outcomes, which, of course, is our ultimate goal. Attendees will learn how to use clinical reasoning framework to achieve better outcomes in the treatment and management of clients who suffer with acute and chronic pain in the neck and shoulder regions. After this course learners will have a solid understanding of current research and the best hands on and movement practices for pain, dysfunction and common clinical presentations in the neck and shoulder regions. This information is integrated with massage, manual therapy and rehabilitation research so you can obtain more meaningful outcomes with your clients.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding of current science on persistent pain to enhance practice, improve outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress
  • Distinguishing between tissue health, biomechanics and the role of psychosocial factors in pain and disability
  • Understand differences when treating mechanical sensitivity, central processes and recognizing when to refer to other healthcare providers.
  • Applications of existing manual therapy and movement skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes
  • Increase utilization of movement modification for self-management
  • Practice key principles to enhance therapeutic relationships
  • Improve understanding of various clinical presentations for pain and dysfunction in the neck and shoulder regions
  • Improve and refine assessment and treatment strategies for the neck and shoulder
  • Improve abilities to apply a combination of manual therapies, movement, and exercises for a variety of patient presentations

Course Delivery

In Person. This course features a good balance of lecture, group discussions, observation, and hands on practice with case studies in partners and small groups to emphasize key learning objectives.

About Me

Eric Purves MSc, RMT has been practicing as an RMT since 2006. He is on the education faculty at PainBC where he teaches a course on chronic pain management. Eric runs his own education company for healthcare professionals where he has instructed over 150 workshops across the world on evidence-based practices for pain management, manual therapy, movement/exercise therapies and rehabilitation principles.

Eric’s graduate studies at the University of British Columbia focused on knowledge translation and the application of research evidence into healthcare practice. Eric has presented his research at numerous conferences and his articles are published in various academic and professional journals.

Course Description

Massage therapists agree that evidence-based practice (EBP) is the way forward for our profession. Providing evidence-based care leads to better patient outcomes, which, of course, is our ultimate goal. In this 90 minute webinar, attendees will be introduced to the fundamental knowledge on the current evidence and best practices in the treatment and management of clients who suffer with acute and chronic pain in the lower back and pelvic regions.

This webinar will introduce you to the best principles for assessment,  some hands demonstration and movement exploration for pain, dysfunction and common clinical presentations in the lower back and pelvic areas.

Please click the link on this page for more info and to register.

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional massage therapy practices can increase success and improve outcomes for people in pain. The workshop aims to improve your confidence and increase your skillset when working with the challenges of persistent pain. We will discuss the science of pain and explore ways to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into your practice. The course will provide current person-centred best practices to help you support more meaningful outcomes for your clients.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of incorporating a biopsychosocial framework into daily practice behaviour.

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