Online Course
Holistic Management of Pain in Children Programme
Enhance your understanding of pain in paediatric patients

10-12 hours





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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

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It is estimated that thirty percent of children experience chronic pain. This pain might be constant or intermittent, but it can significantly impact many aspects of a child's life, affecting their mental and physical health and their academic achievements. Identifying the factors contributing to a child's pain can make treatment more effective. Thus, when working with children in pain, it is essential to gain a holistic understanding of the child and explore the four pillars of health (stress, sleep, diet and exercise). Managing chronic pain in children requires a multi-tiered approach, but the ultimate aim of treatment is for children to learn what provokes their pain and to develop self-management strategies.


This series of courses aims to provide the learner with an understanding of chronic pain in children, from recognising potential causes of persistent pain to assessing and ultimately managing this condition.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Understanding Chronic Pain and Health Challenges in Children
  2. General Assessment Considerations for Children with Pain
  3. Pain Education for the Child and Parent
  4. General Management of Paediatric Pain Problems

Target audience

This programme is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 10-12 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 9.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that meets that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.