Introduction, Objectives, and Course Manual

Course Objectives

  1. To provide an overview of current science-based knowledge related to pain science, movement and manual therapy.
  2. Discuss why understanding that nociception does not guarantee pain is important for both clinicians and our patients to understand and treat pain.
  3. Describe why understanding nociception, in the absence of pain, is important to understanding mobility and movement.
  4. Compare and contrast a biopsychosocial process-based approach to diagnostic classification and protocols.
  5. To introduce the Human Rehabilitation Framework (HRF) as a biopsychosocial process-based treatment approach for movement and pain.
  6. Summarize two changes you can make in your current practice related to therapy to more effectively educate patients on pain and mobility, while simultaneously increasing self-efficacy and reducing dependency on passive interventions.

Course Manual