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course description

This 2 week online course is designed to provide an overview of current best evidence  within the pain science. Learn how to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophizing, improve movement and change  cognition during individual pain experiences. Pain science education attempts to change patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will discuss why pain science education is needed in physical therapy and, more importantly, the clinical application and implementation of pain education for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain. Various metaphors, images, examples and case studies specific to pain education will be introduced.

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