​Clinical Skills For Treating Pain

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Date & Location: TBA

  • Valuable for all health care providers working with people with persistent pain conditions
  • Review up to date science of the central nervous system and pain modulation
  • Practical course on the assessment and treatment for central pain mechanisms
  • Includes resources for patient assessment and treatment strategies

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Pain Biology Education: Learn, Be Creative & Practice

Date & Location:  TBA

Course Description:

Learn with one of Canada’s most experienced physiotherapists in the world of pain biology education, Debbie Patterson.

Debbie’s wealth of knowledge and clinical experience (35+ years) in teaching patients about pain brings the skills of educating patients about pain alive for both clinicians and patients alike. Role playing and practicing the skills of how to educate patients is key to getting great patient compliance and understanding.

This one-day course will give you the skills to teach and the time to practice. You will leave this course with practical tools, stories and metaphors to educate your patients more effectively about their pain system.

Course Objectives:

  1. To review current understanding of pain science and persistent pain.
  2. To review concepts in adult learning in order to teach our patients more effectively.
  3. To identify what content you have difficulty teaching your patients.
  4. To provide an opportunity to develop parables and analogies in order to teach patients about persistent pain.
  5. To identify obstacles in our ability to provide this information to patients and discuss solutions.
  6. To share resources for providing information to our patients.


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Emerging Role Of Physiotherap​y In The Treatment of Fibromyalgia

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date & Location: To Be Advised
   
  • Valuable for all health care providers working with people with Fibromyalgia
  • Review up to date science of the central nervous system and pain modulation
  • Practical course on the assessment and treatment of Fibromyalgia including reviewing the 2012 Canadian Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Fibromyalgia
    
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Understand The Brain To Treat Pain

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Date & Location:  To Be Advised

  • Review up to date science of the central nervous system and pain modulation
  • Understand neuroplasticity and the ability to positively change a dysfunctional pain system
  • Review persistent pain conditions e.g. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain, Whiplash Associated Disorders, and Phantom Limb Pain, using treatment options focusing on the brain.
  
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Speaking Events

​Debbie is an invited speaker to many groups, health or pain conferences and professional “Lunch & Learn” events.

Previously she has spoken on:
  • Changing Your Brain to Change Your Pain
  • Laughter is Good Medicine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • “Let’s Walk the Walk” in the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain
  • Sleep
  • Graded Motor Imagery
  • Quick Tips to Educate Your Patient in the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain
  • Guided Motor Imagery

To Request Debbie as a Speaker, Please Email Here ​


Past Event:
     Personal Injury Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
     Topic:  Sleep