Understanding Pain: Reducing Perceived Threat by Changing Perception

Understanding pain science is a critical aspect of successful patient care. However, pain science is often too focused on the science and not directly applicable to helping your patients get better. This course will enhance the treatment you provide by helping you better understand pain, as well as how to talk to your patients about it in a way they understand, embrace and don’t fear.

 

This course dives deep into what pain is and why we have it, then will provide you with evidence-based strategies on how to use pain neuroscience education to improve patient outcomes. You’ll learn metaphors and stories that help nudge patients in the right direction, depending on their readiness to make a behavior change. We’ll also cover neurodynamics (movement of the nervous system) and how to treat a sensitive nerve. Finally, we’ll discuss strategies to talk patients down from the “osteoarthritis/disc pathology cliff” when they are fixated on these issues and ignoring what can improve their pain and function.

 

You’ll leave this course with the ability to immediately apply the information and elevate your approach to treating patients’ pain!

Understanding pain science is a critical aspect of successful patient care. However, pain science is often too focused on the science and not directly applicable to helping your patients get better. This course will enhance the treatment you provide by helping you better understand pain, as well as how to talk to your patients about it in a way they understand, embrace and don’t fear.

 

This course dives deep into what pain is and why we have it, then will provide you with evidence-based strategies on how to use pain neuroscience education to improve patient outcomes. You’ll learn metaphors and stories that help nudge patients in the right direction, depending on their readiness to make a behavior change. We’ll also cover neurodynamics (movement of the nervous system) and how to treat a sensitive nerve. Finally, we’ll discuss strategies to talk patients down from the “osteoarthritis/disc pathology cliff” when they are fixated on these issues and ignoring what can improve their pain and function.

 

You’ll leave this course with the ability to immediately apply the information and elevate your approach to treating patients’ pain!

Sat 22 Jun 2024

1 day, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 22 June 2024

09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT (1 day)

  • Live Hybrid
Presented by
Karl Buche
  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Sat 22 Jun 2024

1 day, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Sat 22 Jun 2024

1 day, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 22 June 2024

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (1 day)

Presented by
Karl Buche
  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Sat 22 Jun 2024

1 day, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

1 day, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MD - Frederick

CAO - MMI Division
161 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 100
Frederick MD 21702
United States

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 12 October 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (1 day)

Presented by
Karl Buche
  • $350.00 incl. Tax

Sat 12 Oct 2024

1 day, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

MD - Frederick

CAO - MMI Division
161 Thomas Johnson Dr, Ste 100
Frederick MD 21702
United States

Karl Buche

  • $350.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to…

  • Correctly and independently explain the difference between actual pain and perceived pain.
  • Correctly and independently explain how a pain experience is generated.
  • Correctly and independently explain why we cannot depend on imaging alone to guide our clinical judgement.
  • State 5 metaphors used to explain pain to patients.
  • Correctly identify the stages of behavior change as well as how to guide a person through them.
  • Correctly and independently explain both osteoarthritis and disc pathologies and how they relate to each other.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to…

  • Correctly and independently explain the difference between actual pain and perceived pain.
  • Correctly and independently explain how a pain experience is generated.
  • Correctly and independently explain why we cannot depend on imaging alone to guide our clinical judgement.
  • State 5 metaphors used to explain pain to patients.
  • Correctly identify the stages of behavior change as well as how to guide a person through them.
  • Correctly and independently explain both osteoarthritis and disc pathologies and how they relate to each other.

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: What is Pain?
8:30am
Lecture: Basics of the Nervous System
9:00am
Lecture: Pain Neuroscience Education
10:30am
Lecture: The Transtheoretical Model and Motivational Interviewing
11:00am
Lecture: Neurodynamics
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Neurodynamics and Treatment of Neural Containers
2:30pm
Lecture: Talking a Patient off of the Osteoarthritis Cliff
3:30pm
Lecture: Talking a Patient down from the Disc Pathology Cliff
4:30pm
Review: Pain Neuroscience Education Metaphors and Neurodynamics
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Karl Buche

PT, DPT, CIMT, CIDN, TPS, OCS

Karl completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Michigan Technological University in 2012, then went on to graduate with his doctorate in physical therapy from Central Michigan University in 2016. He works at Probility Physical Therapy, which is based in southeast Michigan, and is the director of the Pinckney Clinic. After obtaining his CIMT credentials in 2019, he began teaching and assisting courses for GLS, with his main area of expertise being pain neuroscience. He believes in an eclectic treatment approach, including many styles of manual therapy, pain education, and individualized exercise. He cares deeply about the manner in which we communicate with our patients, and loves teaching others how to minimize nocebo effects during patient interactions. He lives in Chelsea, MI with his wife, Catherine, and puppy, Olive. He enjoys treating all orthopedic dysfunctions, and loves to incorporate breathwork into his practice.

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