Who: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Physicians, Nurses, Chiropractors
What: Pain Catastrophizing and Adverse Pain Outcomes: Implications for Physical Therapists Webinar Series
When: Part 1 (Understanding the Relation Between Pain and Delayed Recovery) May 29, 2017 and Part 2 (Assessment and Intervention Strategies) May 30, 2017
Where: An internet connected computer near you! From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Why: “Pain catastrophizing has emerged as the most powerful psychological predictor of adverse pain outcomes. Physical therapists have come to view scores on the measures of pain catastrophizing as important indicators of poor treatment outcomes. What has been lacking is a roadmap to intervention that will assist physical therapists in effectively targeting pain catastrophizing within the context of their primary care and rehabilitation interventions. These webinars are intended to equip physical therapists with the skills and tools necessary to effectively detect and intervene on pain catastrophizing. These webinars are intended to enhance the clinical outcomes of physical therapists working with clients who present with a psychosocial risk profile.
The webinars are presented by Professor Michael Sullivan of McGill University. Professor Sullivan developed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). The PCS is the most widely used measure of pain catastrophizing in primary care and rehabilitation centers around the world. The PCS is available in 25 different languages and has been used in over 3 thousand scientific publications. Professor Sullivan has also been involved in the development of intervention approaches designed to target catastrophic thinking. He has focused much of his recent work on how psychosocial risk factors might be effectively targeted by rehabilitation professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counsellors, chiropractors, nurses and physicians.”
How: $89 for each part. Click here for more information! Registration opens March 29 and there are limited “seats” available!
If you enjoyed the series on pain I did last fall (it seemed quite a few of you did), this looks like a good course on the topic.