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Evidence Informed Chronic Pain Management for RMT's

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Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy Clinic - Barrhaven

4100 Strandherd Drive

Suite 206

Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

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Evidence Informed Chronic Pain Management for Registered Massage Therapists

Program Overview

This one day, in-person course will provide knowledge and practical skills for working with clients in persistent pain. The course provides the opportunity to learn how modifications of traditional massage therapy practices can increase success and improve outcomes for people in pain. It aims to decrease practitioner stress and provide confidence when working with chronic pain clients. We will thoroughly discuss the science of pain and how to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into daily practice. The course will challenge many misconceptions about pain as we learn the basics of incorporating a biopsychosocial framework into daily practice behaviour.

Who Should Attend

RMTs interested in developing or enhancing sound clinical skills in the understanding, assessment and treatment of clients living with complex and persistent pain.

Delivery

Learning activities will consist of lecture, case study, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, experiential exercises, and discussion.

Learning Outcomes

Practitioners taking this course will improve their:

  • Understanding of major therapeutic approaches to chronic pain management

  • Understanding of new evidence-based frameworks on chronic pain to enhance their practice, improve patient outcomes, and decrease practitioner stress

  • Ability to identify the person requiring a shift from routine treatment

  • Understanding of how existing manual and practical skills can be effectively modified to improve patient outcomes

  • Knowledge of current best evidence pain science, including definitions, epidemiology, and current theories of chronic pain

  • Understanding of the impacts of chronic pain

  • Ability to develop rapport and work effectively with chronic pain patients.

Program Objectives

Additional course objectives are to:

  • Increase the practitioner’s understanding of pain self-management and to improve their ability to teach pain self-management to their clients

  • Utilize pain science research to outline more effective ways to interact and treat patients with chronic pain

  • Use case studies to emphasize key points and discuss treatment options.

About the Faculty

Eric Purves, B.Sc., RMT

Eric Purves has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006 and is the co-owner of Achieve Health, a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic in Victoria, BC. His area of therapeutic and research interest is in the treatment and management of persistent pain. He currently sits on the executive of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia’s (RMTBC’s) professional practice group in pain management. The groups’ mandate is to provide education and evidence-based practice guidelines for massage therapists in the treatment and management for those who live in persistent pain. Eric is currently enrolled in graduate school taking his Masters in Rehabilitation Science at UBC. Eric is an active researcher, writer and educator where he focuses on everything he can find about pain treatments using manual and movement therapies. He has authored a number of professional projects regarding the use of manual and movement therapy as a viable treatment option for people with persistent pain.

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Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy Clinic - Barrhaven

4100 Strandherd Drive

Suite 206

Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

Canada

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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