You deal with people in pain every day, but do you really understand what pain is and how to effectively manage it?
In this 2-day course, participants will learn the most common theories of pain as well as the basic mechanisms believed to link pain and nociception.
This course will:
- Provide practical Monday morning tools to help you and your patients
- Explore the mechanisms of:
- Neuronal transduction and transmission
- Peripheral sensitization
- Central sensitization
- Descending modulation
- Relate these systems to:
- Clinical findings in acute and chronic pain
- Their relevance for treatment.
- Explain pain, both in the presence and absence of tissue damage
- Place the current “pain revolution” into a historical context
- Outline the pros and cons of pain theories as a guide for treatment
For clinical application the focus is on communication and interaction with the patient. Concepts of quantitative sensory testing will be implemented by case examples.
The target audience is clinicians and academics with interest in the fields of rehabilitation and pain medicine. A fundamental knowledge of sensory physiology is recommended.
Morten Hoegh is a Danish Physiotherapist with extensive training in pain neuro-science. Along with his active clinical practice, he completed an MSc from King’s College London (UK) and his PhD from the centre for neuroplasticity and pain at Aalborg University in Denmark. Morten lectures extensively in Europe and Stanford University in the USA. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored textbooks. His blog can be found at www.videnomsmerter.dk (use the Google translate function provided).
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