Pain is a complex and extensive topic that applies to all physiotherapy and physical therapy practice. As physiotherapists and physical therapists we meet people who are in pain everyday, helping these people is what we do! Pain is an enormous topic that we are unable to cover in one course but as a very important part of our knowledge base this learn topic will provide an overview of current understanding of pain mechanisms and practice based on the latest evidence available. We'll be exploring what pain is, looking at chronic pain and the psychology of pain, investigating how we assess pain and also exploring current trends in pain management and rehabilitation. It is by no means an exhaustive exploration of pain and we advise you to use it as a starting point for your understanding of pain.
- Section one: Pain mechanisms
- Section two: Chronic pain and psychology of pain.
- Section three: Pain assessment and outcome measures.
- Section four: Treatment approaches in pain rehabilitation.
- [Optional] Assignment
The study of PAIN can actually be a "pain" for clinicians and practitioners. This pain courses helps clinician focus on the pertinent aspects of pain, how to educate patients on this very basic yet complex emotional/ physical phenomenon.
Excellent course. The information is very practical and can be incorporated immediately into treatment. It is evident that the team put a lot into putting their courses together. Job well done.
Thank you for an amazing course. I loved, loved, loved it and all the learning experiences and topics.
All physios need this information - excellent.
I found this course very useful clinically. Very good articles to read, tools, videos, and activities to ponder about physiotherapy treatment.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 16 hours of learning activities. These will be delivered in 4 sections that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule, however it is recommended that the course is completed over a 4 week period. There is an optional additional 4 hour activity for participants who wish to submit an assignment for a course distinction.
This course is divided into 4 sections/weeks and it is suggested (but not required) that each section be completed over the duration of approximately a week. Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of each section/week to take around 4-6 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and PP+ points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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 16 PP+ points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- abide by the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture
- log as completed all the required reading and video viewing activities
- actively participate in the course forum discussions
- pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
- complete a course evaluation form