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A World of Hurt: Central Nervous System Pain Mechanisms

Healthcare Education

This is a two day event.

Jan 20, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jan 21, 2019 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Contact Information
Angelee Lamacchio
(503) 261-6672
LamaccAL@ah.org

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This is a two day event.

Jan 20, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jan 21, 2019 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM

This two-day course focuses on information critical to the assessment and treatment of patients dominated by Central Nervous System (CNS) Pain Mechanisms. The course teaches how to classify CNS pain mechanisms into Central Sensitivity, Affective and Motor/Autonomic. Incorporating the scientific literature and strategies for when to utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) approaches. This course will highlight specific interventions of patient pain science education approaches, specific gradual exposure functional exercise prescriptions and CNS sensorimotor retraining. Outlining principles from Chapter Six Central Sensitivity, Seven Affective & Eight Motor / Autonomic of “A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain”, pain clinicians will learn how to assess and classify CNS pain mechanisms utilizing subjective / objective characteristics, psychometric measures, outcome measures, CNS sensory and motor evaluations. This course will present a patient readiness questionnaire, MI, ACT, and CBT strategies for each stage of readiness. Video, paper cases and live patient demonstrations (when available) will assist the application of pain classification principles by understanding the importance of the “words” and “moves” necessary to reverse CNS pain mechanisms.

Who Should Attend

Physical and Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Medical Doctors, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, Personal Trainers and any other practitioners who are involved in treating musculoskeletal pain.

Course Objectives

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Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to apply the principles directly into their clinical practice. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

Differentiate subjective and objective clinical characteristics in the CNS pain mechanisms: central sensitization, effective and motor/autonomic.
Apply CNS pain mechanism classification principles to live, paper and video patient cases.
Classify CNS pain mechanism and prescribe individualized patient education and active care interventions.
Administer and interpret patient rated psychometric outcome measures, readiness questionnaire for the education and active care.
Effectively communicate pain science education for all CNS pain mechanisms.
Effectively evaluate and treat motor/autonomic sensorimotor dysfunctions.


This course is 15 contact hours/1.5 CVU's

Contact Information:
Angelee Lamacchio
(503) 261-6672
LamaccAL@ah.org

Participant Cost

Early registration ends January 16, 2019 and cost increases $50 for all registrants

$349 plus cost of materials for a total of $469
$299 plus cost of materials for a total of $409 - for Adventist, OHSU or Tuality employees

Required Course Materials

World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain $55
Class workbook $15 or files can be sent digitally for free

Location: Adventist Medical Center - Education Center's A & B, lower level

10123 SE Market Street

Portland, OR 97216

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