• GRADUATES OF THE CERTIFICATE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

    Name Email Address DisciplineTelephone
    Dalene Cartwright This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Waterfall Hospital, MidrandPhysiotherapist
    Ross CartwrightThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Randburg Medicross, Cnr Rabie & Malibongwe Drive, Randburg Physiotherapist
    Dershnee Devan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. JohannesburgOccupational Therapist082 417 9391
    Briony GildenhuysThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rehabilita, Mayo Centre Block 8, 2nd Floor, Cnr William Nichol & Joseph Lister Str, Constantia Kloof Physiotherapist073 796 7663
    Karina KoekemoerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waterkloof Forum 3, 374 Milner Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria Physiotherapist012 3463400
    Shantal Edwards This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ABSA Towers West Medical Centre, 15 Troye Street, Johannesburg Physiotherapist 011-334 4590
    Lorraine Jacobs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.2 Eighth Ave, Rivonia, Sandton, JohannesburgPhysiotherapist 011 8070760
    Ingrid Sellschop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.4 Louise Terrace, Autumn Road, RivoniaPhysiotherapist011 8079677
    Alexandra Bailey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.10 Robertson Street, Observatory, JohannesburgPhysiotherapist 072 375 6095
    Cikizwa Mafanya This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Sklaar, Laidler and Plani Physiotherapists,56 Clinton road, Alberton Physiotherapist011 907 3647
    Colleen Everitt-Penhale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Therapy on Eighth, 2 Eighth Ave, RivoniaPhysiotherapist083 252 0853
    Francesca Bharath This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Sklaar Laidler Plani and Associates, 56 Clinton road, Alberton Physiotherapist011 907 3647
    Gillian Coetsee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Room 3, First Floor, Mayo 5, Joseph Lister Street, Floracliffe, Roodepoort Occupational Therapist083 273 9798
    Bronwyn PatersonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.66 Human Street, KrugersdorpPhysiotherapist 0836946992
    Kalliopi Papoutsis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.50 van Buuren Rd, Bedfordview, JohannesburgPhysiotherapist 076 186 4713
    Yolande de Jager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Leicher Speechly Davidson & Partners, Centre for Sports Medicine, 9 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank or Linksfield Park Ortho Sports Rehab Centre, 303 Linksfield Park Medical Centre, 25-12th Ave, Linksfield WestPhysiotherapist082 923 4515
    Karen Ferreira This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1-143 Sessel Rd, Benoni North AHPhysiotherapist083 305 6080
    Jacoline Scott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.11 NJ van der Merwe Crescent, SasolburgPhysiotherapist084 521 3335
    Alet Engels-Kriel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.54 Totius Street, SasolburgPhysiotherapist083 297 1557
    Timoreta Gray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.G16 Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic, Burnam Road, PlumsteadPhysiotherapist
    Jesse Haddad This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.19 Recreation Road, Fish HoekPhysiotherapist021 7826958
    Laetitia Hugo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Beit Bracha Rehabilitation centre, 16 Fairbairn Street, Worcester Physiotherapist
    Claire LouwThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.4 Stanford Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town Physiotherapist021 671 4534
    Cathy Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.6 Kenilworth Road, Kenilworth, Cape TownPhysiotherapist 021 7621888
    Celeste Andrea This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Nel & Andrea Physiotherapists, Work Rehab, 2 Kamp Street, Kuilsriver, Cape TownPhysiotherapist021 903 8677
    Barbara Pretorius This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.3 Trotter Street, Knysna Physiotherapist044 382 1670
    Sally ShannonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AustraliaPhysiotherapist
    Riana Vorster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Unit 5, Point Business Park, Montague GardensPhysiotherapist 021 551 9108
    Francia De Witt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Charles Morkel Medical Centre,3 Gordonsbay Road, Strand Physiotherapist021 853 7313
    Frances Ellis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.8 Heatherton Rd, Claremont, Cape Town Physiotherapist 083 611 5859
    Rosalin GrünewaldThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.George Provincial Hospital, Davidson Road, GeorgePhysiotherapist079 887 1744
    Kate KaneThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.8 Budock Street, Claremont, Cape TownPhysiotherapist 0820842305
    Marina Parkin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.13 Willow Road, Newlands, Cape TownPhysiotherapist 0736921522
    Tracy Prowse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.4 Herold Street, StellenboschPhysiotherapist083 408 8582
    Annelie Benade This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Charles Morkel Medical Centre, 3 Gordonsbay Rd, StrandPhysiotherapist021 853 7313
    Donné Nel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.42 Stella Road, Plumbstead, Cape TownOccupational Therapist 082 419 1454
    Janet Keet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.14 Guardian Crescent, Erinvale, Cape TownPhysiotherapist 083 348 4353
    Elmien Hugo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.20 Schelde Street, Jeffrey's BayPhysiotherapist
    Jayshree MakanThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 90 Beetlestone Road, Port Elizabeth Physiotherapist 041 4524411
    Talita OdendaalThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Port ElizabethPhysiotherapist041 581 1001
    Delia Rayner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.95 Villiers Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth Physiotherapist 041 581 1001
    Veronica Tinley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.6 Brewer Road, Summerstrand, Port ElizabethPhysiotherapist 041 583 5390
    Jacquie Kieck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.72 Southwell Road, Port AlfredPhysiotherapist079 310 5273
    Freda du Plessis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.234 Cape Road, Greenacres, Port ElizabethOccupational Therapist0413735514
    Helen GatleyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.6 Emmerentia Lane, HiltonOccupational Therapist072 897 6249
    Sumeshnee PillayThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.375 Stella Rd, Hillary, DurbanPhysiotherapist031 463 2216
    Neil Cuninghame This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Hillcrest Family Wellness, 2 Meyrickton Place, A1A Meyrickton Park, HillcrestChiropractor031 266 6218
    Nienke Horn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Room 202, Life Rosepark Hospital, Gustav Crescent 53, Fichardtpark, BloemfonteinPhysiotherapist072 211 1099
    Susan Grobler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 8 Myrtle Street, Clydesdale, Sunnyside, Pretoria Physiotherapist012 343 9722
    Preety Daya-NagindasThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Mbabane Clinic, Checkers road, Mbabane, Swaziland Physiotherapist(+268)24047174
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Exercise for Pain Rehabilitation (Module 4)

 

2 Day workshop on applying exercise physiology to common clinical conditions.

CPD: 17 including 2 Ethics

Facilitators:

Jacqui Koep  MSc Pain (Edinburgh University)

Scott Rickard  MSc Physiotherapy (Hertfordshire University); BSc (Med)(Hons)Exercise Science (UCT)

This course will:

  • Explore the interface between exercise physiology and pain mechanisms in common conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Low back pain and others.
  • Examine the theory of how exercise influences self-regulatory mechanisms disrupted by pain
  • Give a brief overview of the psycho neuro immune links and where exercise can be used
  • Outline the evidence for specific types of exercise and the application to specific conditions
  • Demonstrate practical exercise tools for assessment and treatment

 

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International Electives

To cater for the diverse interests in the field of pain, there will be a range of accredited courses from which to choose for Module 5. Where possible, international experts in their field are approached for this module. 

International Elective Module:

Train PainNPO  will be announcing the International Elective for 2019 soon.

 

Please note that the "Acceptance & Commitment Therapy" Course by Prof Tamar Pincus will be coming to SA in 2020 - not in 2019 as previously mentioned.

 

 

Translating Knowledge into Practice (Module 6)

This is the final module needed to complete the Certification in Pain Management. It aims to integrate and consolidate the knowledge gained in the other five modules. Two case studies and a referral letter must be submitted and these tasks allow participants to make the bold leap of taking their new skills into the clinical setting. The interactive online format provides group support and feedback and deepens knowledge with weekly discussions of topical journal articles.

Prior to beginning the module participants are required to select from a list of books/ TED talks and films and write a reflection of their chosen readings. Working with patients in pain requires an enhanced understanding of what it is to be human and the aim of this section of module 6 is to allow each individual to deepen their own understanding of how they feel and respond to different life stories.

The list of readings is available under the Resources tab, you are encouraged to watch and read the material in preparation for Module 6 and even if you are just starting the journey of learning about pain.

Clinical Communication Skills (Module 2)

2 Day Experiential Workshop  (Voluntary conversion to Level 2 points is done by submitting a video assessment.)

CPD: 14 including 2 ethics

Facilitators:

Beverley Bolton BSc (Phys); MSc Med (Pain Management)

Jacqui Koep MSc Pain (Edinburgh University)

Workshop objectives: 

Clinical competence depends on knowledge, clinical reasoning and physical examination and treatment skills but that is not enough. We also need to be able to conduct a good patient-centred interview and to motivate our patients to change. There is a large body of evidence that shows that there are significant problems in our interviews with patients and many of these problems relate to an inadequacy in communication. In fact research is suggesting that up to 70% of medico-legal cases against health care practitioners concern communication issues.

To help in this important area, the Train Pain Academy is offering a 2 day experiential workshop focusing on clinician communication skills training.The workshop will be completely interactive, participant centred and experiential.

 

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Certification in Pain Management

The Certificate in Pain Management is an educational initiative offered by Train Pain NPO with the goal of improving the knowledge and skills of health care professionals managing patients in their clinical practice.  Candidates will graduate once they have completed 6 modules in a period of 3 years and passed all the voluntary exams. The modules are 2 day courses offered by experts in their fields.  Modules 1, 2, 3, and 6 are compulsory modules with modules 4 and 5 being electives. The modules are presented around the country and do not have to be completed in strict order, though it is highly recommended that Module 1 “Principles of Pain” is completed first.

Module 1: Principles of Pain (13 CEUs including 1 Ethics)

Presenters: Beverley Bolton (MSc Med Pain Management) and Romy Parker (PhD)

Content: Concepts and models of pain and disability, ethics of pain management; acute and chronic pain physiology; explaining pain to patients

Module 2: Clinical Communication Skills (14 CEUs including 2 Ethics)

Facilitators: Beverley Bolton (MSc Med Pain Management) and Jacqui Koep (MSc Pain)

Content: Medical communication skills necessary to conduct an effective, efficient and supportive patient-centred interview, motivating for change and shared decision making.

Module 3: Pain Interventions for Rehab Professionals (18 CEUs including 3 Ethics)

Facilitators:  Jacqui Koep (MSc Pain) and Tory Madden (PhD)

Content: Clinical workshop on evidence-based methods to manage both acute and chronic pain.

Module 3: Pain Interventions for Prescribers  (Launching in 2018)

Facilitators: Romy Parker (PhD), Janieke van Nugteren, MB BCh, FCA (SA) and Kerry-Ann Louw, MB ChB, FCPsych (SA), MMed

Content: Clinical workshop on evidence-based methods to manage both acute and chronic pain

Elective Modules: (CEU's vary)

To cater for the diverse interests in the field of pain, there will be a range of accredited courses from which to choose. Where possible, international experts in their field are approached to present this module. A total of 2 elective modules need to be completed which form Modules 4 & 5. Rehabilitation Professionals  are required to complete the Exercise for Pain Rehab workshop as one of their electives. Other healthcare professionals can choose any two electives from the various courses offered each year.

Exercise for Pain Rehabilitation Workshop (17 CEUs including 2 Ethics)

Facilitators:  Jacqui Koep (MSc Pain) and Scott Rickard (MSc Physio), BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science.

Content: In this workshop they investigate the interface between exercise physiology and pain mechanisms.

Group Interventions Workshop (15 CEU’s)

Facilitators: Romy Parker (PhD) and Melissa Saw (MSc Physio)

Content: This workshop is aimed at providing rehab professionals with the knowledge and skills to be able to     design and deliver evidence based Group Interventions for various pain conditions.


Module 6: Translating Knowledge into Practice (30 CEU’s)
This is a supervised interactive online module integrating knowledge gained from all the modules and assisting in the translation of insight and skills into practice. Participants will be asked to submit reflections on a selection of books & video material to develop understanding of the person in pain. Submission of a case series will be required to complete the Certificate in Pain Management.

Principles of Pain (Module 1)

2 Day Course covering concepts and models of pain and disability; ethics of pain management; acute and chronic pain physiology; explaining pain to patients.

CPD: 13 including 1 Ethics

Presenters:

Romy Parker (PhD)

Beverley Bolton (MSc Med Pain Management) 

Course objectives:

This course aims to provide a theoretical framework for health care professionals to use in the management of people with acute and chronic pain. Using a combined didactic and workshop approach, the facilitators will present the evidence that pain is a biopsychosocial construct. By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to describe different pain models and their influence on health care delivery
  • Be able to describe the basic physiology of acute pain
  • Be able to describe the basic pathology of chronic pain
  • Be able to describe the psychosocial factors which contribute to pain-related disability
  • Be able to develop a management framework for managing the biopsychosocial variables which contribute to pain and disability
  • Be able to describe pain and chronic pain processes in accessible language
  • Have reflected on the ethical issues of pain and disability and the iatrogenic contributors to pain

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Elective Module - Group Interventions Course

CPD: 15 CPD Points 

Presenters:

Romy Parker (PhD)

Melissa Saw (MSc Physio)


This two day course is aimed at providing rehabilitation professionals with the knowledge and skills to be able to design and deliver evidence based Group Interventions for various pain conditions; including OA, chronic pain (CLBP, FM etc) and pain in HIV/AIDS.

Recent Group Intervention studies performed on South African patients suffering with long-standing pain conditions have shown various significant benefits.

With growing patient loads and restricted resources in both public and private settings, group based treatment is effective, practical and reaches more patients by using time efficiently. 

This course is for you if you are interested in learning more about running a group based intervention in your work environment.

Key topics, principles and skills will include:

  • Evidence to support the use of groups in pain management
  • Evidence for what content a group should include to impact pain; including educational topics, exercise and mindfulness approaches
  • Evidence for the effects of pain neuroscience education on pain
  • Explaining pain to a group
  • Facilitating an exercise class for a group of patients with complex pain conditions
  • Facilitating mindfulness based activities
  • Facilitating goal setting for meaningful activities

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Pain Interventions (Module 3)

Pain Interventions comes in three "flavours" to cater for multiple disciplines.

PAIN INTERVENTIONS for the Rehabilitation Professional:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2 Day Clinical workshop on evidence-based methods to manage both acute and chronic pain.

CPD: 18 including 3 Ethics

Presenters: 

Jacqui Koep (MSc Pain)

Tory Madden (PhD)

Course objectives:

This course aims to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to use, or refer for evidence-based non-pharmacological interventions for acute or chronic pain. Using a didactic and workshop based curriculum, the facilitators will cover the physiology of interventions, methods of assessment to identify biopsychosocial contributors to pain, mechanisms of placebo analgesia, graded motor imagery, electrophysical agents, integrated pain management programmes, principles of exercise, relaxation and mindfulness practice and principles of pharmacological management. This course is primarily designed for non-prescribing health care professionals but would be advantageous for all health care professionals managing people with complex pain conditions.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to describe the principle mechanisms of action of non-pharmacological interventions
  • Be able to describe and use assessment techniques including questionnaires and clinical tests for pain
  • Be able to describe and apply Graded Motor Imagery
  • Be able to describe mechanisms of action of electrophysical agents for pain and use TENs
  • Have experienced an exercise class for chronic pain patients
  • Have experienced facilitated relaxation for chronic pain patients
  • Be able to describe the principles of exercise prescription for chronic pain
  • Be able to describe the key components of a chronic pain management program
  • Have reflected on the therapeutic relationship, placebo analgesia and the need for implanting evidence based practice

PAIN INTERVENTIONS for the Prescriber (Launching on 4 & 5 August 2018 in Cape Town)

2 Day workshop   Click here for Programme

CPD: To be announced

Presenters:

Dr. Janieke van Nugteren (MB BCh) (FCA) 

Dr. Kerry-Ann Louw (MB ChB) (FCPsych) (MMed) 

Prof. Romy Parker (PhD)

This course aims to provide prescribing health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to use an evidence-informed, mechanism-based approach for use in the management of people with pain. Using a combined didactic and workshop approach, the facilitators will present a mechanism based reasoning model for pain, the evidence for the pharmacological management of pain and conduct case-based workshops with participants to facilitate multi-modal pain management. By the end of the course participants will:

·       Be able to describe the basic physiology of pain and use a mechanism based clinical reasoning model to identify targets for treatment.

·       Be able to develop a multi-modal pain management plan using analgesics, adjuvants and non-pharmacological treatments

·       Understand the background to the opioid epidemic and the consequences of opioid misuse. Be able to identify and manage at risk patients, monitor opioid use and identify aberrant drug related behaviours. Have an approach for the management of opioid misuse including weaning strategies, opioid sparing agents and holistic biopsychosocial management.

·       Have reflected on the ethical issues of prescriber burnout in pain management

PAIN INTERVENTIONS for the Mental Health Professional (In Development)

2 Day workshop

CPD: To be announced

Presenters:

Louise Frenkel (MA Clin Psych)

Kerry-Ann Louw (MB ChB) (FCPsych) (MMed) 

 

Next Event

Clinical Communication Skills (Module 2)

Facilitated by: Bev Bolton & Jacqui Koep

1 & 2 March 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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