Practical Pain Science

Practical Pain Science provides a bridge between the science of pain and its application. The course will provide participants with an easy-to-apply conceptual model that simplifies how to understand pain. This model can then be used to ‘deconstruct’ their client’s pain to identify a therapeutic plan, where they can utilize their existing skill set (if applied differently). Course materials are designed to be engaging and are presented in a blended fashion that utilizes both didactics and experiential applications.


  • Assess the evidence for the current treatment of chronic pain
  • Reconceptualize pain as an emergent phenomenon
  • Establish a treatment methodology consistent with modern pain science
  • Evaluate and integrate psychosocial factors into a healthcare treatment plan
  • Utilize the pain narrative to validate and engage with patient
  • Organize presenting information to determine an initial care plan
  • Identify behavioral patterns associated with pain treatment that increase provider distress
  • Understand human motivation to reframe the idea of patient noncompliance
  • Use concepts of pain science to improve patient referral pathways

When: Oct 20th and 21st
Where: Providence Portland Medical Center (4805 Glisen St, Portland 97213)
CME: This course qualifies for 13 contact hours for PT.
Cost: $350.00 per ticket

Event Date: 10/20/2018