What is pain? What isn't pain?
The multi-dimensional experience of pain, and the difference between acute and chronic pain.
How to reconceptualize pain using the biopsychosocial model and identify the factors that contribute to, maintain and exacerbate pain.
The neuroscience of pain, the body's built-in warning systems, and the brain's "pharmacy."
Best pain practices matter.
Studies show that improving healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in regard to pain enables them to help their patients identify contributors to their pain experience, enhance patient autonomy, and increase patients' ability to self-manage their pain to avoid potentially needless suffering (CDC 2019).
With this patient-centered, evidence-based approach to understanding and managing pain, practitioners can help reduce the risk of transition from acute to chronic pain, help put patients back in control of their lives and help them on the road to recovery from chronic pain.
This course will enable you to:
describe the multi-dimensional nature of pain.
explain what pain is and why it’s important to know.
identify biopsychosocial factors that contribute to pain.
understand the basic mechanisms of how pain works.
identify psychosocial methods to help patients reduce pain.
Meet Your Instructor
Mari Hodges is a Therapeutic Pain Specialist, Certified Alexander Technique Teacher and Art of Running instructor passionate about teaching self-care and self-development skills. She teaches pain education, embodied awareness and movement, and coaches individuals for pain and stress reduction.
Mari specializes in empowering people to recover mobility, enhance performance and discover personal transformation and freedom of choice by changing long-standing habits of posture, movement and thought.
Limited Spots Available.
Registration is Required.