Pain Management - Occupational Therapist

Pain 208

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)


2.0

  • Discuss the use of TENS and acupuncture for pain management and list 5 indications and contraindications/risks.
  • Describe and analyze 2 principles underpinning various techniques of TENS and acupuncture
  • Describe the research supporting the analgesic mechanisms of action of TENS and acupuncture.
  • Summarize clinical research evidence on clinical effectiveness for TENS and acupuncture
  • Discuss why the clinical experience of outcome when using TENS and acupuncture sometimes differs from some of the clinical research findings.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$38.00 USD

Pain 207

Manual Therapy and Influence on Pain Perception


3.0

  • Understand manual therapy in the context of biopsychosocial management of  musculoskeletal pain
  • Describe the effects of manual therapy on local tissue, spinal and supraspinal pain mechanisms
  • Describe the effects of pleasant touch on pain
  • Examine the effects of treatment-related pain on pain perception
  • Analyze the effects of manual therapy on motor control
  • Explain how manual therapy may be applied in practice


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$57.00 USD

Pain 206
Neuropathic Pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2.0

  • Describe the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome
  • Identify symptoms that alert the clinician to the possible presence of these conditions
  • Become familiar with current diagnostic criteria and their limitations
  • Describe a methodical approach to examination and treatment, based on current international evidence and guidelines


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Pain 205
Assessing Pain

2.0

  • Define and explain the difference between pain assessment and pain measurement
  • Describe the type of pain evaluation commonly used
  • Describe some of the most commonly used pain measurement tools
  • Become familiar with some consensus guidelines around pain assessment
  • Explore and discuss the impact which culture, ethnicity, religion and gender can have on pain assessment


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Pain 204

Neuroanatomy of the Nociceptive System and Neurophysiology of Pain


3.0

  • Appreciate the different types of peripheral nociceptors and their associated axons
  • Describe the pathways involved in transmitting nociceptive information within the nervous system
  • Describe the organization of the dorsal horn and the termination patterns of afferent inputs
  • Examine the areas of the nervous system involved in the perception, integration and response to nociception
  • Become familiar with the neurophysiology underlying somatic and visceral pain
  • Outline and describe mechanisms of sensitization in the peripheral and central nervous system
  • Describe ways in which the brain controls nociceptive processing
  • Identify and describe brain structures involved in the perception of pain


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Pain 203
Introduction to Pain and The Patient's Voice

2.0

  • Identify key professionals and describe the various roles that each person on the interprofessional pain team plays
  • Understand the impact that chronic pain can have across varied life domains
  • Describe the link between the individual experience of pain and the social environment
  • Examine the association between healthcare provider-patient communication and health outcomes


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Pain 202

Evaluation and Pain Management


1.0

  • Differentiate acute from chronic pain
  • Explain the biopsychosocial model of pain
  • Describe two common acute and two common chronic pain syndromes
  • Summarize two approaches to pain evaluation
  • Describe occupationally based approaches to pain intervention


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$19.00 USD

Pain 110
Orthopedic Management of Pain and Pain Syndromes

2.0

  • Describe 3 ways how pain can be a burden to the patient and society
  • Describe 2 key components of the biopsychosocial model for treating pain
  • Describe how pain is a multisystem output
  • Describe the neuromatrix and how it relates to a person’s neural signature
  • List 3 medical terms that can influence a patient’s level of fear and anxiety
  • Describe 3 body systems that can be influenced by a persistent state of pain
  • Outline the 12 treatment principles in the context of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients with persistent pain


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$38.00 USD

Pain 106

Pain, Inflammation, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy


1.0

  • Summarize the assessment and diagnosis of pain
  • List and describe 5 common causes of back pain and how to prevent injury
  • Outline the causes of fibromyalgia
  • Illustrate the mechanisms of inflammation and pain
  • Discuss the pain of peripheral neuropathy


Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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Pain 105

Cancer: Pathology, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture


1.0

  • Outline the nature of and hallmarks of cancer
  • Summarize the relationship between physical activity and cancer
  • Summarize the relationship between nutrition and cancer
  • Summarize the relationship between massage therapy and cancer
  • Summarize the relationship between acupuncture and cancer
  • Summarize the relationship between manual therapy and cancer


Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$19.00 USD

Pain 104

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management


3.0

  • Extrapolate the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMS) for Pain Management as it pertains to prevalence of use, safety and cost
  • Discuss the Epidemiology of Pain
  • Assess pain in patients
  • Classify pain by extrapolating the physiology and biochemistry of pain
  • Compare the sensation, attention and behavioral aspects of pain
  • Recognize the anthroposophic concepts of pain
  • Summarize concepts of pain in spiritual healing, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine


Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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$57.00 USD