Therapeutic Neuroscience Education I: Teaching People About Pain
This course is designed to update attendees on the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. Therapeutic neuroscience education changes patient beliefs regarding their pain, thus reducing the threat of pain. This class will discuss the evolution of therapeutic neuroscience education, why neuroscience education is needed in physical therapy and, more importantly, the clinical application and implementation of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic pain. Special features include various metaphors, images, examples and case studies explaining neuroscience to patients in pain. In addition, the class will cover clinical issues such as compliance, pacing exercise and activity, incorporation of therapeutic neuroscience education with traditional movement based therapy, billing and insurance reimbursement concerns and delivering therapeutic neuroscience education in busy, time-constrained clinical environments. This class is a must for all therapists dealing with patients in pain.
This course is open to professionals dealing with patients in pain.
|8 am||Introduction and Welcome|
|8:15 am||Our Patient and Our Reasoning|
|9:15 am||Cognitions and Pain|
|10:15 am||Education Patients|
|11 am||Nociception and Pain|
|1:30 pm||Neuropathic Pain|
|3 pm||Central Sensitivity|
|4:30 pm||Multiple Output Mechanisms Defending|
|8 am||Recap and Review from Day 1|
|8:15 am||Clinical Application: Step-by-Step Education for Patients in Pain|
|10:15 am||Clinical Application: Step-by-Step Education for Patients in Pain (Cont).|
|11 am||Clinical Issues: Time, Duration, Billing, Other Therapy, Frequency|
|1 pm||Therapy for Pain: Exercise and Movement|
|2:45 pm||Case Study: “Everything Hurts; Nothing Helps” Putting It All Together|
|3:45 pm||Summary and Questions|
- Discuss the latest evidence for therapeutic neuroscience education.
- Demonstrate the clinical ability to apply therapeutic neuroscience education to clinical practice with the use of at least one metaphor shared in class.
- List at least half of the output systems discussed in class and their response in a chronic pain patient.
- List potential strategies to implement therapeutic neuroscience into clinic practice regarding time, staff, billing and traditional therapeutic treatments.
- Design a treatment plan for a chronic pain patient based on output system dysfunctions with correct pain neurophysiological reasoning behind the treatment with information provided in the course
Continuing Education Hours
This course is approved for 15 hours (1.5 CEUs) for PT in states that require pre-approval.
DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 4.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Kory Zimney, PT, DPT, CSMT
Kory received a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1994. He completed his transitional DPT from Des Moines University in 2010. Currently he works as an Assistant Professor with the University of South Dakota Physical Therapy Department and maintains clinical practice one day per week with Mercy Business Health Services in Sioux City, IA working with outpatient work related injuries and providing on-site loss prevention services for local businesses. His primary teaching and treatment focus is with evidence-based practice for orthopedic injuries along with client and community health education and therapeutic neuroscience education. Along with patient care he has advanced training in work injury management and ergonomics. Past work experiences have been with various community-based hospitals working in multiple patient care areas of inpatient, skilled rehab, home health, acute rehab, work conditioning/hardening and outpatient. He also was department manager of rehabilitation services at St. Luke’s Health System in Sioux City for eight years. He is an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA, Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT) through International Spine and Pain Institute and has completed Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) through the Gray Institute.
International Spine and Pain Institute
The International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) is a seminar company based in the United States of America which creates and implements cutting edge, high quality and research based education and resources for physical therapists related to spinal disorders, orthopedics, and neuroscience. ISPI believes in creating a superior educational experience by using up-to-date research material and implementing it into clinical practice. ISPI achieves this by combining sound clinical reasoning, manual therapy, and neuroscience in order to educate and support healthcare providers with real life clinical issues. This is achieved through weekend continuing education courses and evening lectures, a certification process, conference presentations and more. ISPI continually strives to promote, enhance, and energize the physical therapy profession.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 14.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content for this activity and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
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Welcome to Des Moines
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- 14.50 AOA Category 2A
- 15.00 CE Contact Hours