MASTER THE ART & SCIENCE OF DELIVERING
Reinvigorate Your Clinical Work
▶ get up to speed on principles of modern pain science
▶ learn how APPLY pain science principles into practical skills that you can Use in the clinic
▶ overcome common obstacles when treating patients with chronic pain
▶ Learn a FRAMEWORK FOR evidence based TREATMENT That Also leaves room for creativity
For Health & Wellness Professionals
▶ Physical Therapists
▶ Personal Trainers
▶ Yoga instructors
▶ Massage Therapists
▶ Health Coaches
Weekly content modules are short and to the point
Convenience: Learn online, when you want, where you want.
Satisfaction guaranteed! Full refund if a course doesn't meet your expectations (within 14 days of course start)
Certificate of completion so you can demonstrate your training to patients and colleagues
(because learning evidence-based-care shouldn't cost an arm-and-a-leg)
Supports our non-profit (proceeds go towards creating more free patient resources).
The Art & Science of Patient Expectations
Have you ever wondered why some patients get better no matter what you do, while other patients don't seem to make any progress even with the best treatment?
In this section of the course we will explore how pain expectations (e.g. placebos and nocebos) influence pain symptoms. We will then show how to integrate these concepts into clinical practice to enhance your patient's outcomes.
Many healthcare professionals acknowledge the role of pain related fear, but don't feel equipped to help patients overcome these fears. In this course you will learn new discoveries about pain related fear AND practical tools to help patients re-engage in meaningful physical activity.
RELATIONSHIPs & Pain
In this section of the we will explore the role of relationships in development and treatment of persistent pain. We will discuss early life experiences, social rejection, parent-child, partner , and patient - provider relationships. We will includes strategies for addressing these relationships as part of a pain rehabilitation treatment plan.
Simplifying Mindful movement, Meditation, & BREATH-WORK
In thissection of the course we will take a deep dive into the topic of body awareness and embodiment. We will explore mindful movement, meditation, and breath-work (pranayama). We'll focus on practical strategies for teaching pain specific techniques to patients, and address the common challenges in teaching "mind-body" techniques in the clinic.
Exercising with persistent pain
Exercise is the gold standard for chronic pain, yet it seems to make so many patients feel worse. In this section of the course, we will explore the pain science of exercise, and strategies to make it easier for patients. We will also learn an entirely new framework for exercise that utilizes stretching, motor control training, and strengthening from a non-biomechanical pain science perspective.
The New Science of Pain
This section of the course takes a step away from the clinic to dive deeper into pain science concepts such as sensitization / habituation, pain vulnerability, maladaptive plasticity, and new perspectives on the neurobiology of the conscious lived experience of pain.
A New Approach to Manual Therapy
This section will explore the science of acupuncture, massage, manipulation, and other touch based therapies. We will present practical strategies for integrating these treatments into patient care without reinforcing harmful beliefs or unhealthy reliance on passive treatment. We will also explore pain science concepts that open up new doors for creative application of these therapies.
In this section, we will explore the role of stress (including PTSD) in the development and treatment of persistent. We will learn novel strategies for enhancing stress resiliency that can be integrated into a pain rehabilitation program
Sleep & Pain
In this section, we will explore the role of sleep in the development and treatment of persistent pain. We will also cover strategies for sleep enhancement that can be used by clinicians.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
About Dr. Elan Schneider DPT, CYT
Dr. Schneider is the co-founder (and content creator) of the Retrain Pain Foundation.
He is a physical therapist and certified yoga instructor who has worked clinically in hospitals and private practice, and served as the director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at H&D Physical Therapy.
Dr. Schneider is a lecturer at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and has delivered professional training seminars to hundreds of health care providers.
Lectures & Seminars
NY State Pain Conference
Global Sickle Cell Disease Network Global Conference
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Mt Sinai Hospital
Hospital of Special Surgery
Cornell University Hospital
Swedish Massage Institute
Northeast Business Group on Health
Private Medical & Physical Therapy Practices
Throughout the United States
From the course creator....
When I graduated physical therapy school, I was fascinated by the topic of persistent pain. Aside from my own chronic pain, I was confused and frustrated when working with patients who had chronic pain. Unfortunately, I struggled to find a course that would help me get up to speed on the topic - the pain science and the practical implementation.
I spent years trying to figure out how to provide effective therapy for patients with persistent pain. In my own learning journey, I sought out and consulted with leading pain scientists throughout the world to get their perspective, read hundreds of pain science articles, academic textbooks, and took advanced training courses in numerous rehabilitation approaches. This was all coupled with extensive trial and error in the clinic.
While I never found a perfect solution that works for all patients, I learned many valuable skills and a new style of clinical reasoning that has helped me overcome my own pain, and to assist hundreds of patients who came to me for therapy.
The course you are about to begin is designed to simplify the science, and help you become competent and confident in treating patients who have complex pain presentations. It's the course I wish I would have been able to take when I was a new grad.
FREQUENTLY Asked Questions
How long is the course and how much does it cost?
The online course is designed to be completed
gradually over a period of 4 months. The cost is $500 USD.
Will I have access to the content after I complete the course?
Some parts of the course will only be available during the duration of enrollment. However, there will be other components that you can download or continue to access in the future.
Can I try it out first?
We do not offer a free trial, but we do have a satisfaction guarantee with a no-questions-asked full refund policy. Requests for refund must be made within the first 14 days of starting the course
When do I get the certificate?
After you finish the coursework you will take a comprehensive examination and present a graded case study assignment. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Certification in Biopsychosocial Chronic Pain Rehabilitation.
Is there homework?
Each section of the course has practice questions and journal assignments to assist you in integrating the material into your clinical practice. These assignments must be completed but are not graded.
What if I get busy with life and fall behind?
While it is very helpful to stay with the pace of the course, you can slow down if you need to for any reason.
Can I stay up all night and complete the course over a weekend?
Not exactly. While much of the content could be "consumed" in a few weekends, the goal of the course is to enhance clinical practice. It takes time to think through and practice applying the concepts with your patients or clients. As such, the course is deliberately paced over a longer period of time.
What format is the content?
The lesson materials are a mix of several multimedia formats including text, images, slides, video, checklists, outlines, and decision making tools.
Will I get to interact with the other participants?
Yes. We can pair you up with study partner from the class to work through the course assignments together.
Do you charge VAT?
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