Online Course: Mindfulness for Our Patients – Practical Applications
Empower your patients by integrating mindfulness into clinical practice
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Persistent pain poses a significant therapeutic challenge and has refocused our attention on the dynamic interactions between the bio, psycho and social factors of the pain experience. Focusing our attention on the person rather than on the tissues has caused a shift in treatment from a single-minded focus on eliminating pain to the much bigger goal of improving quality of life and enabling patients to re-engage in life roles that are meaningful to them. This shift in focus mirrors the essence of mindfulness where the goal is not to eliminate pain or stress, but to teach patients to be self-aware and respond to pain and stress in more constructive and healthy ways. Despite its benefits, convincing patients to engage in mindfulness practice might pose its own challenges. There are also safety considerations, especially when working with patients with a history of trauma. The practical guidelines provided in this course will help you to introduce and implement mindfulness into therapeutic practice, empowering your patients to explore and experiment with mindfulness practice and ultimately be in control of their own pain experience.
The purpose of this course is to provide practical applications to enable you to integrate mindfulness into clinical practice.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, 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 1-1.5 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 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the biopsychosocial model of health care
- identify potential patients who could benefit from mindfulness practice
- propose steps for implementing mindfulness in practice
- identify the concept and importance of trauma-sensitive mindfulness
- select trauma-sensitive strategies for implementing mindfulness with trauma survivors based on a case scenario
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/327 (3 General CEUs Level 1)
Texas Physical Therapy Association
United States - Texas
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2312053TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 1.19 CCUs.
The Continuing Education Review Services (California)
United States - California
This course has been Approved by CERS, an Approval Agency for the California Board of Physical Therapy. CERS Course Approval #: 21-50661-2
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Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Health and Social Professions Council of Ireland (CORU). All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
Physioplus meets the CPD standards of the Physiotherapy Board of NZ. All activities completed on Physioplus are accepted and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United Kingdom UK (HCPC)
Physioplus meets the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) CPD standards and all activities completed on Physioplus are accepted by the HCPC and can contribute towards your continued professional development.
United States – Montana
The State Board does not pre-approve any activities or sponsors for CE credits. Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development as Category B activities.
United States – States accepting accreditation from other States
Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia
The state board of physical therapy accepts courses accredited by other States. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development based on the Texas Physical Therapy Association accreditation - please check with your state board.
United States – States not requiring accreditation
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, Washington
The state board of physical therapy either does not require course pre-approval or does not require CEUs for re-licensure. As a result, Physioplus courses should fulfil requirements for professional development - please check with your state board.
Really a great course. I would recommend this course and all of the courses of Physiopedia to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of managing pain and dysfunction.
Physiotherapist, United States
Great course. It's given me a lot to implement and practice.