Nick is a physical therapist with a passion for teaching and mentoring and evidence-based management of his patients.
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Pain is classified as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage." When making decisions in clinical practice, it is necessary to understand what factors drive an individual's pain. This course will explore three primary pain mechanisms: nociceptive, neuropathic and nociplastic pain. It will also explore classification systems that can be used to help distinguish between different types of pain. This knowledge is crucial in clinical practice as it directly impacts treatment choices.
This course aims to provide the learner with an understanding of three key pain mechanisms.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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.