ISPI's Introduction to Therapeutic Neuroscience Education and Peri-Operative Pain Science Education

One-Day South Central/Yakima District Course
Presented by Brett Neilson, PT, DPT, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Pain Specialist

Lecture and Lab • Seven contact credit hours, 0.7 CEU

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lakeview Spine Physical Therapy, 1470 N 16th Ave, Yakima, WA


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COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Internationational Spine and Pain Institute’s (ISPI) Introduction to Pain Science Education module will provide participants with the latest evidence and clinical application of therapeutic neuroscience education for patients in pain. Current best evidence has shown that neuroscience educational strategies utilizing neurobiology and neurophysiology are able to reduce pain, increase function, reduce fear and catastrophization, improve movement, and change cognitions and brain activation during pain experiences. This class will discuss the evolution of therapeutic neuroscience education and why neuroscience education is needed in patient care.
In the ISPI Peri-Operative Pain Science Education module, we will examine lumbar surgery from a neuroscience perspective, including why so many patients suffer with pain after surgery, patient beliefs about surgery, as well as how surgeons prepare patients for lumbar surgery. This class will feature an extensive neuroscience education section, which will help patients prior to surgery as well as immediately post-op and subsequently in the acute and sub-acute postoperative phase. This class will introduce participants to the development of the preoperative neuroscience education session, the content, delivery methods and clinical application of such a program for lumbar surgery. The educational model will then be discussed within the realm of a postoperative movement-based approach to exercise and range of motion. 


COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of these courses, participants will be able to:
  • Identify elements that contribute to the current practice gap that exists between current models of treating pain and the needs of the chronic pain patient.
  • Discuss the evolution of pain neuroscience education and why neuroscience education is needed in patient care. 
  • Discuss forms of education delivery and understand the research in delivering PNE.
  • Understand how PNE is delivered.
  • Demonstrate the use of a PNE story in clinical practice.
  • Identify the current surgical trends in the US and the current research for effectiveness of some of the most common surgical interventions for lumbar surgery. 
  • Understand the development of the preoperative neuroscience education session, the content, delivery methods and clinical application of such a program for lumbar surgery.
  • Discuss the PNE within the realm of a postoperative movement based approach to exercise and range of motion.
  • Identify the health care financial impact of implementing a PNE perioperative approach.

COURSE SCHEDULE
7:30-8 a.m. . . . .  Registration and check in
8 a.m. - Noon . . . Course begins
Noon - 1 p.m. . . . Lunch break (lunch on own)
1 - 4:30 p.m. . . . .Course continues


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY
Brett Neilson is a physical therapist and the Fellowship Director at Outpatient Physical Therapy, which has clinics in King and Pierce counties. He serves as the Admissions Director at Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (EIM) and is an adjunct faculty member at EIM, the International Spine and Pain Institute and South College. He received his DPT from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He was a contractor for the US Air Force serving as the trial coordinator for two large multi-center randomized controlled trials in knee Osteoarthritis and low back strengthening for Army combat Medics. Neilson currently serves on the PTWA Board of Directors and as a delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. As a student liaison to the PTWA board, he founded PTWA’s Student Special Interest Group.


REGISTRATION RATES
Early Bird Rate (Registrations received by April 18)
$140 . . . PT - APTA Member
$112 . . . PT - APTA Member & Virginia Mason Employee
$105 . . . PTA - APTA Member
$84 . . . . PTA - APTA Member & Virginia Mason Employee
$95 . . . . Student, Life or Retired Member -  APTA Member
$200 . . . Nonmember

Regular Rate (Registrations received April 19 and May 4)
$215 . . . PT - APTA Member
$187 . . . PT - APTA Member & Virginia Mason Employee
$180 . . . PTA - APTA Member
$159. . . .PTA - APTA Member & Virginia Mason Employee
$170 . . . Student, Life or Retired Member -  APTA Member
$275 . . . Nonmember


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Contact us at (800) 554-5569 or by email at conference@ptwa.org.