Course Reviews

  • Highly Recommend

    Arron Howard

    Great introduction to pain science. Being a student, I have found this course to be an awesome resource and recommend that students take it.

    Great introduction to pain science. Being a student, I have found this course to be an awesome resource and recommend that students take it.

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  • Amazing Course!

    Jamie Davis

    This course did a phenomenal job of explaining the complexity of pain in a clear manner that is definitely going to improve how I educate & communicate w...

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    This course did a phenomenal job of explaining the complexity of pain in a clear manner that is definitely going to improve how I educate & communicate with my patients regarding their pain. There was plenty of research to support the information presented that allowed me to dive deeper into the literature. This is definitely THE course to go to to help understand pain on a deeper level !

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Quick Notes

  • Purpose

    This introductory course is intended for students and clinicians who are new to understanding and applying the science of pain

  • About Jared

    Jared is the Continuing Education Coordinator for ClinicalAthlete, and is a Physiotherapist and strength coach in Ontario, Canada

  • The Course

    The course examines what we understand pain to be; the models we use to explain it; the process of pain; placebo & nocebo; the utility of diagnostic imaging, and principles for treating pain

  • Course Duration

    The course is expected to take approximately 3-5 hours to complete

Course Curriculum

  • 3
    Chapter 2 - Outline, Presenter and Credit
  • 4
    Chapter 3 - What is Pain?
    • Chapter 3 - What is Pain?
  • 5
    Chapter 4 - Models of Pain
    • Chapter 4 - Models of Pain
    • Symptoms and the body: taking the inferential leap
    • Symptom perception, placebo effects and the Bayesian brain
    • Deconstructing the sensation of pain
    • Self-reflection: Models of pain
  • 6
    Chapter 5 - The Process of Pain
    • Chapter 5 - The Process of Pain
  • 7
    Chapter 6 - Acute and Chronic Pain
    • Chapter 6 - Acute and Chronic Pain
    • Role of psychological interventions in the management of patients with chronic pain
    • Self-reflection: Psychological interventions in chronic pain
  • 8
    Chapter 7 - Placebo and Nocebo
    • Chapter 7 - Placebo and Nocebo
    • Bad is more powerful than good: the nocebo response in medical consultations
    • Self-reflection: Placebo and nocebo
  • 9
    Chapter 8 - Imaging and Regression to the Mean
    • Chapter 8 - Imaging and Regression to the Mean
    • Regression to the mean in treated vs untreated chronic pain
    • Self-reflection: Regression to the mean
  • 10
    Chapter 9 - Treatment Principles for Pain
    • Chapter 9 - Treatment Principles for Pain
  • 11
    Chapter 10 - Summary
    • Chapter 10 - Summary
    • References
    • Self-Reflection: Take-Home Points
  • 12
    Post-Course Test
    • Post-Course Test
  • 13
    Participant Feedback Survey
    • Participant Feedback

Affordable, High-Quality Continuing Education

Enroll with a one-time payment and gain unlimited access to the course

CEU Approved

5.0 CEU's available for Athletic Trainers through the BOC; 3.0 CCU's available for Physical Therapists through the FSBPT

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Terms and Conditions

  • Refund Policy

    All sales are final and we do not offer refunds of course payments

  • Passing Grade

    A passing grade of 80% or higher is required on the post-course test to obtain your completion certificate

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