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Course - Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain
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Therapeutic Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain

This 2 day/15 hour class 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.


Terry is a graduate of the University of Missouri Physical Therapy Program and Regis University where he completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics for over 21 years and is Fellowship trained in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through Regis University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Terry is current in the dissertation phase of hi PhD through Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with his dissertation work being in pain science for the patient with chronic low back pain. He also serves as a mentor for students in the Fellowship in Manual Therapy Program for Regis University. Terry is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Southwest Baptist University, where he teaches orthopedic management of the upper and lower extremities and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He also teaches advanced orthopedics, pain neuroscience and the manual/manipulative therapy courses. He currently treats patients for Aptitude Physical Therapy in Springfield, Missouri and has also teaches in the physical therapy residency/fellowship programs for Evidence in Motion. Terry has over 30 years of experience in treating patients with neuromusculoskeletal and pain disorders. He enjoys teaching and mentoring his doctoral students and teaching his patients as well as keeping current on the best research available and is involved in several research projects. Terry joined the International Spine and Pain Institute in 2010.


Registration cost of this class is: $475.00

This course is open for internal registration only, Please enter your company access code below to proceed!!
ATI - Dallas
6333 E Mockingbird Lane Ste 139
Dallas TX 75214
Start Date Times:

12/1/2019  08:00:00 am

End Date Times:

12/2/2019  06:00:00 pm