Online Course: Mindfulness in Pain and Stress Management Programme
Explore mindfulness in the rehabilitation setting for both patients and clinicians
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With advances in neuroscience research, mindfulness has been found to be a safe, non-pharmacological management option for patients with chronic conditions, such as persistent pain. Mindfulness interventions not only reduce pain but also reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Mindfulness training has also emerged as a practical self-care tool for health care professionals to build resilience, compassion and empathy while preventing professional burnout. In this programme, Shrey Vazir (Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator) will discuss the background, research, evidence, and practical applications of mindfulness in the rehabilitation setting for patients and clinicians.
This programme aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the neuroscience of mindfulness in pain and stress relief while exploring practical applications of mindfulness in the rehabilitation setting. Participants will also learn strategies and techniques to apply mindfulness in their day to day lives – both clinically and personally.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- An Introduction to Mindfulness in Stress and Pain Management
- Benefits and Evidence of Mindfulness Meditation in Chronic Pain Management
- Mindfulness for our Patients - Practical Applications
- Mindfulness for Clinicians
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 8-10 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 8.3 Physioplus 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:
- 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.
- Complete each of the required courses
- Submit a written assignment that meets and passes the assessment criteria.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Australian Physiotherapy Council
APC Accredited Continuing Professional Development
South African Society of Physiotherapy
South African Society of Physiotherapy: PPB007/PT000/2021/335 (6 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 6 CCUs.
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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.
Taking a course on Physioplus is well worth your time. There is no rush, and can be done anywhere that there is internet access. The information provided in the course is current and there is access to many journal articles to check for evidence based materials that can be used in many settings