Exercise for Pain Rehabilitation (Elective Module)

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 welcomes

Prof. Tamar Pincus

from the Royal Holloway University in London

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX:

Effective CBT and ACT based psychological interventions

for people in pain

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JOHANNESBURG - 1 & 2 FEBRUARY 2020

CAPE TOWN - 8 & 9 FEBRUARY 2020

 This course is designed for practitioners who already have some understanding of Psychologically Informed Practice, and who want to 

advance their understanding of the theory, research and practical skills. The course is based on principles of experiential learning, is 

interactive and flexible and follows participants' interests whenever possible.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce the principles, philosophy and some clinical skills used in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • To introduce Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • To brush up on communication skills by re-visiting basic motivational interviewing techniques
  • To recognise and respond appropriately to different levels of distress, including low mood, and anxiety
  • To understand and have a chance to practice delivery of effective reassurance and validationto patients, even in the context of uncertainty
  • To understand broad behavioural theories, including behaviour change, and use pragmatic problem solving to help patients

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Professor Tamar Pincus holds a PhD in psychology (University College London), as well as Masters degrees in experimental research methods in psychology (UCL), and epidemiology (Cambridge University). 

Her research has included:

  • investigation of attention and recall in pain patients;
  • the psychological predictors for poor outcome in low back pain;
  • the study of clinicians' beliefs and attitudes in low back pain
  • studying the use of technology to deliver rehabilitation
  • delivering effective reassurance to patients in primary care

She also convened the international consensus group to establish what factors and measures should be included in prospective cohorts investigating the transition from early to persistent back pain.

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Translating Knowledge into Practice (Module 6)

Translating Knowledge into Practice (Module 6)

This is the final module needed to complete the Pain Management Certification. It aims to integrate and consolidate the knowledge gained in the other five modules.

The interactive 12-week online format (via Vula website) provides group support and feedback.

The tasks of the module:

A weekly discussion (every Thursday from 7am to 8am) on a topical journal article. The article is posted ahead of time for each participant to read and comment on before Thursday’s discussion which is led by a facilitator knowledgeable in the topic.

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. Support is given by class and facilitator feedback.

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 (two books and one TED talk/film). 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 of the Train Pain Academy website, 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.

Medical Communication Skills (Module 2)

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

CPD: 14 

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.

Certificate in Pain Management

The Certificate in Pain Management is an educational initiative offered by the Train Pain Academy NPO with the goal of improving the knowledge and skills of healthcare 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.

NB: From 2021 it will become compulsory to complete Principles of Pain (Module 1) first.

Module 1: Principles of Pain

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: Medical Communication Skills 

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

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 

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:

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. Physiotherapists  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

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 

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
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: 14 including 2 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

 

PEPP: Patient Empowerment Pain Programs - Elective Module

*Previously known as "Group Interventions"

CPD: 15 CPD Points 

Presenters:

Romy Parker (PhD)

Melissa Saw (MSc Physio)

This two-day course aims to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to run evidence based structured treatment programs for people with pain.

The content primarily focusses on using the materials in running treatment groups, but all materials are adaptable for use in one on one treatment settings.

By the end of the course participants will:

Know

  • the evidence to support the use of group-based interventions which incorporate education, self-management training, exercise and mindfulness in the treatment of pain
  • how to select patients who would be appropriate for group-based interventions
  • how to design exercise programs according to patient profiles
  • how to assess and evaluate outcomes of participants
  • how to assess stage of change

Attitudes

  • Patient centred
  • Compassionate

Skills

  • Be able to explain simple pain mechanisms in lay terms
  • Be able to facilitate a group exercise session
  • Be able to facilitate goal setting
  • Be able to facilitate a mindfulness or relaxation based activity
  • Be able to use screening tools to assess patients

Pain Interventions (Module 3)

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

PAIN INTERVENTIONS for the Rehabilitation Professional:      

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

CPD: 15

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:

2 Day workshop   

CPD: 13 including 2 ethics

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

 

Next Event

Principles of Pain (Module 1)

Presented by: Romy Parker & Bev Bolton

22 & 23 November 2019

Pretoria, South Africa

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