TP: Taming Pain

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TP: Taming Pain
Taming Pain: Lessons from the TrenchesTM 

Virtual courses only at this time

Prerequisites: None

Required Equipment:
This is a lecture course, bring your Thinking Cap.  The book, TAMING PAIN: Lessons from the Trenches, is included in PDF format as part of your course cost and will serve as the course syllabus. Please Note: A PDF version of the book, will be sent to your email address associated with your IPA account.

Required Course Preparation
A good night's rest.


What are your strategies for management of patients whose pain in not resolved with advanced manual therapy interventions?  Do you have the knowledge to recognize the signs and symptoms of inflammatory pain symptoms of inflammatory pain symptoms verses mechanical?

This lecture course is designed to help clinicians and their patients understand the complex, interactive nature of on-going pain. The participants will learn how each of the body’s systems contributes to the Pain Experience. Further, the learners will learn how to determine which systems are relevant to their own pain. Most importantly, the participants will learn self-treatment techniques to begin the journey of control and recovery.  

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

~ differentiate among acute, chronic and sustained pain.

~ explain how the body’s systems interact to successfully progress from injury and acute pain to recovery.

~ explain the role of the Nervous System in the development and perpetuation of chronic pain.

~ develop a treatment plan to rehabilitate the hypersensitivity of the Nervous System present in chronic pain.

~ differentiate which system(s) and factors are involved in the production of a given patient’ sustained pain, including: Immune System, Gastrointestinal System, Endocrine System, Peripheral Nervous System, Fascial System, coccyx, viscera, Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System, nutrition, posture

~  develop therapeutic interventions to positively impact the identified system(s)’ role in the patient’s sustained pain.

Instructor Note
Cheryl Wardlaw PT MMSc CFMT will be the instructor for all Taming Pain courses.

2 Days, 16 Contact Hours

Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs for the state in which the course is held.  Those with a license other than PT should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval will be accepted for your license type.

Break food will not be provided during the course.  Lunch for both days will be on your own. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Anyone that is interested in learning how to TREAT pain, not just manage pain, including PT, SPT, PTA, OT, patients, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend.

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each student is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion.  Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors. 

Patients are encouraged to attend the entire course but are free to attend sections of their choice.

Lab Clothing
While this is a lecture course, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move easily during experiential activities.

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