A World of Hurt

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Presenters: Annie O’Connor, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT and Melissa Watson, MSPT, Cert. MDT

Friday February 14th: “Foods” a Non-Pharmacy Intervention for Pain and Chronic Illness (6.5 CEU Credits)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday and Monday, February 16th and 17th: Peripheral Neurogenic Pain: Neural Entrapment to Neural Dysfunction Exercise Prescriptions (14.5 CEU Credits)
Sunday 2/16 : 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Monday: 2/17:8:00 am - 4:30 pm

$549 for full three-day course
$475 for two days
$199 for one-day

$449 for Adventist Health Portland, OHSU or Tuality employees if purchased by December 1st; Additional $100 after December 1st

Adventist Health Portland
Education Center A and B
Portland, OR

Pain and nutrition class:

1) Distinguish patient lifestyle, dietary, and disease characteristics that would benefit from a “Foods” prevention care plan.

2) Discuss the difference and application of high protein, low carbohydrate, ketogenic, blood type, and whole food plant-based eating plans.

3) Describe a framework of assessment to guide healthy lifestyle eating as a treatment for pain, disease management and prevention.

4) Interpret when to recommend advanced protocols for immune system health.

Peripheral Neurogenic course:

1) Differentiate subjective and objective clinical characteristics in peripheral neurogenic and central sensitivity pain mechanisms.

2) Differentiate subjective and objective clinical characteristics for mechanical syndromes of the nervous system including neural entrapments, neural dysfunction and central sensitivity.

3) Prescribe patient education and exercise interventions for mechanical syndromes related to neural entrapments, neural dysfunction in spine, upper and lower extremities.

4) Perform passive repeated movement neurodynamic evaluation and treatment for common upper and lower extremity peripheral nerves.

5) Classify the dominant pain mechanism and prescribe patient education and active care intervention to paper, video and live patient demonstrations.

6) Demonstrate common manual therapy techniques for upper and lower extremity entrapment sites.

Classes open to 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 pain are welcome to attend.