• Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

    • Date(s): September 07, 2018  –  September 08, 2018
    • Times: Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM; Saturday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216 

    Pain is a universal experience and often the reason for referrals to physical therapy. This course presents current concepts regarding pain mechanisms, generators, interpretations and responses. Current models that explain pain perception and processing will be reviewed. Treatment recommendations and application will be discussed in more detail related to chronic musculoskeletal pain.

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify the frequency and impact of musculoskeletal pain complaints.
    2. Discuss pathways of pain transmission from the periphery to the central nervous system. 
    3. Define the term “central sensitization”.
    4. Discuss potential sources of variability for pain perception.
    5. Identify recommended methods to assess pain perception in clinical settings.
    6. Describe factors that are predictive of poor outcomes for musculoskeletal pain conditions.
    7. Discuss models for the development of chronic pain conditions that have been recently highlighted in the literature. 
    8. Describe different conceptual management options for the practicing clinician.  

    Joel Bialosky, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, OCS
    University of Florida
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy 

    Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT
    Brooks Rehabilitation – College of Public Health and 
    Health Professions (University of Florida) Research Collaboration 
    Clinical Research Scientist

    Virgil T. Wittmer, PhD
    Licensed Psychologist
    Executive Director of Behavioral Medicine and Pain Rehabilitation
    Brooks Rehabilitation

    Anita L. Davis, PT, DPT, DAAPM
    PT Coordinator: Pain Rehabilitation  
    Brooks Rehabilitation

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.


    This course has been approved for 16 hours (1.6 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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    • If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.
    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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