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Jo Nijs

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250 €

Data incepere

28.03.2025

Durata

3 zile

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Pain in Motion and Step by Step Educatin is pleased to announce Pain Neuroscience Education course. A Course Dedicated to Clinical Reasoning & Skills Training 4 Clinicians.

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Formator:
Jo Nijs
Qualifications:
- doctoral degree (PhD) in rehabilitation and physiotherapy – summa cum laude
- master degree in rehabilitation and physiotherapy – summa cum laude
- master of science degree in manual therapy – cum laude
Present positions:
- Full Professor (full-time appointment) at the department of physiotherapy, human physiology and anatomy, faculty of physical education and physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Visiting Professor at the department of neuroscience & physiology of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Physiotherapist / manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels
- Holder of Chair ‘Pain following cancer treatment’ at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, funded by the Berekuyl Academy, the Netherlands
- Chairman of the Pain in Motion international research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Chairman of the Research Board, faculty of physical education and physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
1 Pain in Motion International Research Group, www.paininmotion.be
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy, Faculty of Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium
4 Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
twitter: @PaininMotion & @JoNijsBE
Course Objectives
Learning objectives:
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:
1. Explain pain to patients with persistent pain;
2. Identify barriers for exercise therapy and self-management in patients with chronic pain;
3. Individually-tailor pain neuroscience education to the relevant barriers for engaging in active interventions;
4. Combine pain neuroscience education with motivational interviewing to engage patients with chronic pain into a lifestyle approach.
Content:
Chronic pain has a tremendous personal and socioeconomic impact. Lifestyle factors such as physical (in)activity, sedentary behaviour, stress, poor sleep, unhealthy diet and smoking are associated with chronic pain severity and sustainment1-5. This applies to all age categories, i.e., chronic pain across the lifespan. However, clinicians often struggle engaging patients in such a lifestyle approach for managing chronic pain. For instance, how can clinicians motivate patients to continue their exercise program when it increases their pain? How can clinicians motive patients to self-manage their sleep problem, poor diet, or stress intolerance, when they don’t understand the importance of these lifestyle factors in relation to their pain condition? This course addresses this lacuna by teaching clinicians to explain the complexity of their pain problem in an easy but comprehensive and individually-tailored manner.
Pain neuroscience education (PNE) uses contemporary pain science to educate patients about the biopsychosocial nature of the chronicity of their pain experience. The goal of PNE is to optimize patients’ pain beliefs/perceptions to facilitate the acquisition of adaptive pain coping strategies. Course participants will learn how to provide PNE in the clinic, including how to combine PNE with motivational interviewing, a patient-centered communication style for eliciting and enhancing motivation for behavior change by shifting the client away from a state of indecision or uncertainty. The combination of PNE with motivational interviewing upgrades PNE to pain neuroscience communication, and makes it lots of fun for clinicians, especially when to succeed in engaging their patients into the treatment program6. This course is dedicated to learning clinicians to enjoy their work with pain patients more. Ultimately, this should lead to a higher clinical impact with higher effect sizes and subsequently decreasing the psychological and socio-economic burden of chronic pain in the Western world.
“I recall being nervous the first time I tried explaining pain in the clinic, but the patient was so grateful and excited to finally understand her medical problem. By that time, she had received multiple explanations for her chronic pain, but this was the first to capture everything, including her full range of symptoms and comorbidities. Finally all pieces of the puzzle fell into place. Explaining pain allowed her to remove the barriers for a more active approach (i.e., behavioural graded activity, exposure in vivo, cognition-targeted exercise therapy, stress management, etc.). Explaining pain is the fundament of a multimodal approach to managing chronic pain.”
Program day 1:
09.00 Introduction
09.15 Understanding the chronic pain complexity: a psychoneuroimmunological perspective
11.00 Coffee-break
11.15 Understanding the chronic pain complexity: a psychoneuroimmunological perspective continued
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Biopsychosocial assessment of patients with persistent pain in clinical practice: skills training using case studies
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 Pain neuroscience education in the clinic: a stepwise approach including demonstration & skills training part 1
17.00 End of day 1
Program day 2:
09.00 Pain neuroscience education in the clinic: a stepwise approach including demonstration & skills training part 2
11.00 Coffee-break
11.15 Upgrading pain neuroscience education into pain neuroscience communication: combining PNE with motivational interviewing including skills training part 1
13.00 Light lunch
14.00 Upgrading pain neuroscience education into pain neuroscience communication: combining PNE with motivational interviewing including skills training part 2
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 What’s next after PNE? A comprehensive lifestyle approach for patients with chronic pain: clinical reasoning & treatment including case studies part 1
17.00 End of day 2
Program day 3:
09.00 What’s next after PNE? Focus on stress intolerance
11.00 Coffee-break
11.15 What’s next after PNE? Focus on diet
13.00 Light lunch
14.00 What’s next after PNE? Focus on physical (in)activity
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 What’s next after PNE? Focus on sleep problems
17.00 End of day 3
Educational modes:
The course content will be delivered through a mixture of methods, including:
- interactive lectures
- demonstrations
- practical skills training
- illustrations
- case studies

DATA INCEPERII

28.03.2025 - 30.03.2025

PRET

250€

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