The Problem Of Pain - A Course with Dr Mick Thacker

Course Tutor

Dr Mick Thacker PhD MSc Grad Dip Phys FCSP

November 21st and 22nd 2015 - Lower Ground Floor, Nelson House, Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3NY Cost: £195

A day and a half course for Allied Health Professionals, covering the core topics from the International Association for the Study of Pain's core curriculum. Teaching will be at Master's level with support material provided. The course is suitable for all clinicians and will have a patient focused perspective; it will also be especially useful for those planning/undertaking Masters level study. Support material and an extensive literature database will be provided for each participant.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Top down and bottom up models of pain and their limitations:

  • Pain Gate Theory
  • Mature Organism Model
  • Neuromatrix Theory
  • Imprecision Hypothesis
  • Pain and Reasoning Model
  • Predictive Processing

Neurophysiology of the perception and experience of pain:

  • Nociceptors
  • The Dorsal Horn
  • The Brain
  • The Immune System and Pain
  • Modulatory systems

Management techniques used in clinical practice

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • CBT
  • ACT

Clinical Reasoning using 'the shopping basket approach'

Only 20 places are available so please call 0203 411 5393 or email for further details or to apply.

To book an appointment online, view My Diary or speak with one of our physiotherapists, now on 0203 621 2261.

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