Pain Management Certification Workshop

Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPTKim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT Kim Rutherford, PT, DSc, COMT
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$795.00 Course and Materials
  • After attending AIB's 3 day Vestibular Rehabilitation course 3 years ago I knew I couldn't find a better institute to... read more

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Program Description

This 16-hour, competency-based workshop will go in-depth on research-based pain mechanisms and theories as it relates to all stages of pain management. Topics will include appropriate screening tools and subjective evaluation standards. Following subjective interviews, the participant will delve deeper into the objective component of their examination for research-backed measures for adverse neurodynamics and more. Evidence-based treatment approaches will be discussed in-depth and will include manual therapy techniques, exercise intervention, and Graded Motor Imagery. An online examination will follow the course and the participant will have 30 days to complete a Pain Management Patient Profile (PMPP) and submit to the course director for grading. Following a passing score on the online examination and PMPP, the participant will be Certified in Pain Management.  

Target Audience

Physical Therapist, PTA, Occupational Therapist, COTA, Medical Doctors (MD, DO)

AIB Certification does not supersede an individual’s professional scope of practice as determined by their governing professional Association, Society or State License.

 Course Objectives

  • Understand the different neurophysiological theories defining pain.
  • Review outcomes tools and explain how they play a role in yellow flag screening and patient prognosis.
  • Analyze the subjective evaluation to determine appropriate objective data to utilize in the evaluation process.
  • Integrate the biopsychosocial model and neuromatrix theories to improve their understanding of the mechanisms of pain.
  • Develop their clinical decision making following the subjective evaluation to determine a more efficient assessment.
  • Be able to perform a thorough evidence-based objective examination.
  • Be able to explain pain neuroscience education using metaphors and patient-friendly stories to enhance patient understanding of pain theories.
  • Be able to perform proper neurodynamic assessment and treatment with respect to patient presentation.
  • Be able to evaluate patient responses during Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) and prescribe an appropriate plan of care for GMI.
  • Be able to design a reasonable graded exercise home program for their patients.

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