Education and Training Center


Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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This is an online event. 



Course Coordinator 
Rehab Connections 

Pain Care Strategies


Current concepts and strategies to help our patients that are experiencing pain

Virtual attendance = Live credit

Reviews, Comments, and Pearls from past attendees of this workshop
  • Using PNE as a foundation for thinking about pain management strategies.
  • Pain is 100% brain based & the concept of “Pain fibers” is no longer accurate.
  • Pain is output from the brain.
  • Incorporating the senses into pt care.
  • Pain does not equal hurt.  Diet/lifestyle/stress have impact on pain. Movement is necessary!
  • The importance of communication and words!
  • Power posing makes a big difference!
  • I will change my verbiage when describing pain and MRI results with patients.
  • Really appreciate the material that we can use with patients for education. The longer I do this the more I realize people need to see and read it more than once to really understand and integrate.
  • The half day format with the online class was appropriate. Easy to stay focused, follow along, refresh your memory on the specific topic, and even learn a few new things! Thank you.

Therapy and healing - Is it a tissue issue? What are the mechanical aggravating or perpetuating factors?  How do imaging tests influence healing and pain?  How do we dose exercise and movement when chronic or persistent pain is present? 

Communication and Language - What are patients hearing from us and other medical professionals? What are patients really saying to us? How can we change our words to decrease their pain experience? What is catastrophizing and how can we help minimize it? 

Inflammation - Review of inflammatory responses. Different perspectives on the role of inflammation on pain. Factors that influence inflammation such as stress, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and more. 

Central sensitization - Overview for the clinician and easier explanation for patients. How do clinicians recognize sensitized nerves? How and why does it happen? What is important information we need to know about our patients' injury or surgery? Can central sensitization be reversed in patients with chronic or persistent pain? 

Strategies for pain management - What is PNE? Are meditation and mindfulness just trendy? And 4 letter words, really? The role of diet, rest, movement, and understanding our brain. 

Instruction level: Various    *****  4.0 CE contact hours (IL) 

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